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DURANTI, Guillelmus (1237-1296). Rationale divinorum officiorum. Strassburg: [Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg (Georg Husner?)], 1 September 1488.
DURANTI, Guillelmus (1237-1296). Rationale divinorum officiorum. Strassburg: [Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg (Georg Husner?)], 1 September 1488.

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DURANTI, Guillelmus (1237-1296). Rationale divinorum officiorum. Strassburg: [Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg (Georg Husner?)], 1 September 1488.

Chancery 2o (291 x 210 mm). Collation: [18 2-98.6 106 11-208.6 21-316 32-378.6 38-398] (1/1r caption title, 1/1v blank, 1/2r table, 1/4r text, 39/7v colophon, 39/8 blank). 264 leaves. Leaves 1/4-39/7 with printed foliation I-CCLX. 46 lines and headline, double column. Types: 1:160G (headings), 2:99bG(91) (text). Two- to six-line initial spaces, a few with printed guide letters, some with manuscript guide letters. Rubricated with alternately red and blue Lombard initials and paragraph signs. Manuscript quiring in lower right corners of rectos in first half of each quire. (Slight uniform browning, dampstain to extreme lower margins.)

Binding: contemporary South German pigskin over wooden boards, preserving a number of deckle edges; blind-tooled with a rosette, a fleur-de-lys, and a bird, the tools not in Kyriss or Schwenke-Sammlung; bifolia from a partially-written manuscript on paper as pastedowns; evidence of one clasp.

Provenance: title lettered on fore-edge -- extensive contemporary marginalia -- Ulrich Rittenberg, 1505: deleted inscription on 1/1r -- Johannes Faber, canon of Basel and vicar in Constance: inscription on 1/1r -- 16th-century German woodcut armorial bookplate of a pelican striking her breast, surmounted by the same pelican as a crest -- Bibliothecae Wrgelianae[?] deservio, inscription on pastedown -- Bibliotheca Schubert: 19th-century engraved bookplate -- Niels Hansen Christensen: sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet, 16 November 1976.

According to BMC, this edition was a close reprint of the same press's edition of 13 July 1486.

H 6494*; BMC I, 138 (IB. 1889); BSB-Ink. D-352; GW 9135; Harvard/Walsh 236; Pr 616; Goff D-434.
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