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Calendarium Facsimile Edition

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The first item produced at the Venetian printing works of the company established in 1476 by Bernard Maler (Pictor), Peter Löslein and Erhard Ratholt was this Calendarium by Johann Müller of Königsberg (Regiomontanus), which has a title page "As such" (since the first title page appeared in Bula contra los turcos printed by Peter Schöffer in 1463).

For the first time since the invention of the printing press, the title appeared on a separate page at the start of the volume together with an imprint stating the place, date and name of the printers.

It was not until several years later that it became common practice to include a separate title page.

This Calendarium was printed in Latin and Italian in 1476, followed by German in 1478.

The two 1476 editions were the first books in which the date appeared in Arabic numerals. Furthermore, this is the first book in Italy to have woodcut initials stamped next to the text instead of leaving the illuminator a blank space in which to paint the initial.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Calendarium": Calendarium facsimile edition, published by Vicent Garcia Editores, 2000

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Valencia: Vicent Garcia Editores, 2000

  • Limited Edition: 3160 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Calendarium: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.

The facsimile, printed on specially made laid paper, is contained in a cloth-lined presentation case with gold engraved leather spine.

This edition does not include an accompanying commentary volume. A book in Spanish, "Bibliofilia antigua VII," includes a monograph on the original document and is sold separately.


Parchment on wooden board.

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