Calendarium. Priners: Bernard Maler (Pictus), Erhard Ratdolt and Peter Löslein. Venezia, 1476. Size: Folio. 32 leaves (64 pages). Colored in yellow. ISBN: 84-87988-61-X
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 versus the Turks printed by Peter Schöffer in 1463). For the first time since the invention of the printing press, the title appears 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.
-Our edition: Valencia, 2000. Coedited with the
Library of the Complutense University, Madrid.
-Edition of 3,000 copies, numbered and signed by public notary, and personally signed by the printer-publisher.
-Binding: Parchment upon wooden board.
-Fabric-covered presentation case with gold tooled leather spine containing the facsimile.
-Specially manufactured laid paper.
-Optional: Study in Spanish: author yet to be determined. Included in Bibliofilia Antigua VII.