Obra a llaors de Sent Cristófol.
Obra a llaors de Sent Cristófol. Printer: Pedro Trincher. Valencia, 3rd February 1498. Size: 20 x 14,5 cm. 48 leaves (96 pages). Unique incunabulum copy. Xylographic cover and drawings. ISBN: 84-92-3358-0-7
Valencian incunabulum from the printing house of Pedro Trincher, from 1498, of which the only known copy in the world is kept in the Madrid National Library. Its history of ownership and usage is particulary rich and shows the interest which this Justa poética held in Valencia in 1498, edited twenty years after the event, has provoked among academics and bibliophiles. Fifteen poets intervene in the Justa and only one anonymously.
This rich history of ownership mentioned above includes the names of bibliophiles such as Croft, White Knights, Herber's and Thorpe; from whom Salvá acquires the sought after copy, as is documented in the superlibros, and later forms part of the library of the Count of Benahavs, Ricardo Heredia and Livermore, whose ex libris appears on the back cover. The National Library acquired it in Paris in 1891 in its famous Parisian auction.
Its cover is constructed with a xylographic block which includes the title in white, on a black background, and below presents a medal with the Virgin of Montserrat. Overleaf is the image of Saint Chistopher and at the end an image of Christ on the cross, both xylographic.
-Our edition: Valencia, 1996. Coedited with Biblioteca
Nacional de Madrid.
-Edition of 3.000 copies, numbered and signed by notary, and with the signature of the printer-publisher.
-Binding: Parchment on wooden board.
-Presentation case cloth lined with gold engraved leather spine containing 2 facsimile copies titled: Omelia sobre lo psalm "De Profundis" and Omelia sobre lo psalm "Miserere mei Deus".
-Specially made laid paper.
-Optional: Study in Spanish conducted by Francisco Calero (Professor, senior lecturer of the UNED-Madrid). Included in Bibliofilia Antigua IV.