TURRECREMATA, Johannes de. Expositio super toto psalterio. [Augsburg]: Johann Schssler, 6 May 1472.
Super-chancery 2o (314 x 210 mm). Collation: [112 2-1310 144] (1/1 blank, 1/2r text, 14/2v colophon, 14/3-14/4 blank). 136 leaves. 35 lines. Type: 1:117G. Two- to six-line initial spaces. Rubricated with two large Lombard initials, one red, one green, flourished in the other color, small red Lombards and paragraph signs. Two pinholes visible, one each in upper and lower margins. Traces of contemporary manuscript quiring in lower left corners of rectos. (Minor worming mostly to blank margins, a few marginal wormholes repaired, occasional very slight dampstaining to blank margins.) 19th-century English green crushed levant morocco, turn-ins gilt, dark salmon silk endleaves (edges slightly darkened, minor wear, rebacked in green morocco).
Provenance: contemporary manuscript title lettered on tail-edge -- Ex bibliotheca fratrum Aspaiensium: 17th-century inscription on 1/2r, title in the same hand on 1/1r -- Munich, Royal Library: manuscript shelf mark and duplicate note on 1/1r -- sale, Christie's New York, 7 October 1994, lot 215.
This edition was a reprint from an undated edition published by Schssler not after 1471. The present text corrects the misplacement of parts of Psalm 118, printed within Psalms 112 and 119 in the earlier edition. There were also a few changes in the setting of the last leaf, but otherwise this edition follows the undated one very closely.
This copy offers a good example of the rubrication characteristic of many of Schssler's editions, which uses green ink instead of blue and prefers to fill the large initials with a pattern of Maiblumen (cf. lot 43, and the George Abrams copy of Schssler's Orosius, dated 'circiter' 7 June 1471 [Sotheby's London, 16 November 1989, lot 90]). This consistency and distinctive style perhaps reflects Schssler's practice as a scribe.
HC 15696*; BMC II, 329 (IB. 5629); CIBN T-375; Pr 1596; Goff T-519.