Günther Zainer was the first printer to set up shop in Augsburg, at the invitation of the abbot of the monastery of SS Ulrich and Afra, where he worked from 1468 until his death (possibly at the Charterhouse of Buxheim) in 1478. He produced many vernacular texts, in particular with woodcuts, and was the first printer to use a set of printed large initials, rather than leaving gaps for a rubricator or illuminator to fill in.
Zainer gave two copies of each book he printed to the Charterhouse of Buxheim during the years 1474-1478, so this copy is plausibly one of those gifts.
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