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Albertus, Magnus, Saint, 1193?-1280
Incipit liber Albertus Magni animalium primus q[ui] est de co[m]muni diuersitate a[n]i[m]alium ...
Additional Title(s):

Liber Albertus Magni animalium

De animalibus.
Impressum Mantue : Per Paulum Ioha[n]nis de Butsehbach alamanum Maguntinen[sis] dioce[sis], sub anno d[omi]ni millesimo quadringentessimo septuagesimonono: die uero duodecima Ianuarij [12 Jan. 1479].
Physical Description:
[612] pages ; 45 cm (folio)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Leaf Collection no. 0147
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Title from incipit on leaf a2r.
BEIN ZZi 6895: A note of the printer's on verso of signature m6 certifies that in spite of the break in the series of the signature-letters no leaves are wanting. A manuscript note below the colophon, half obliterated, seems to be a statement of this copy having been given to the "Monasteriam Sanctae Mariae Connatae Sancti ordinis fratrum heremitarum(?)."
BEIN ZZi: F. 6a, col. 1, line 8 has been corrected in manuscript; the last word apparently read originally premis / imus, not premisi / mus or p[re]misi / mus as the Gesamt-katalog states. On the same leaf col. l, line 10, the last six letters of vegetabil are in manuscript. Index (4 unsigned ff.) misbound at end of book; it is possible that these ff. have been supplied from another copy of this edition. Stains on the lower margins of the index. Binding of brown calf, with shelf-back of red morocco.
BEIN ZZi: Large initial at the beginning of book 1 in gold and colors; capital spaces blank, a few with guide-letters.
Imprint from colophon; full colophon reads: Finit feliciter opus Alberti Magni philophi de animalibus: [et] impressum Mantue per Paulum Ioha[n]nis de Bursehbach alamanum Maguntine[sis] dioce[sis] sub anno d[omi]ni millesimo quadringentessimo septuagesimonono: die uero duodecima Ianuarij: regnante ibide[m] felicissime illustrissimo domino d[omi]no Friderico d[e] Gonzaga Marchione tercio.
Butzbach also published this work in collaboration with Marcus Mazola, a notary of Brescia, and Antonius de Vignono, a Venetian bookseller.--Cf. BM 15th cent.
Printed on Super-royal folio paper, measuring 44.2 x 29 cm. Printed in 2 columns; 62 lines to a full page; col. width: 69 mm; area of text: 279 x 166 mm. With initial spaces, some with guide-letters; without foliation and catchwords. Table at front.
Signatures: pi⁴ a-c⁸ d¹⁰ e-i⁸ k¹⁰ l-m⁶ y⁸ z⁶ A¹⁰ B-I⁸ K¹⁰ L-P⁸ Q⁶ R-S⁸ T¹⁰ V-X⁸ Y-Z¹⁰ (al blank).
Printer's note on m6v explains that text continues on y1.
Final page blank.
Incunabula short title catalogue, ia00224000
Goff, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries, A-224
Copinger, W.A. Supplement to Hain's Repertorium bibliographicum, 546
Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke, 588
Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Museum, VIII, p. 931
Pellechet, M. Catalogue général des incunables des bibliothèques publiques de France, 340
Klebs, A.C. Incunabula scientifica et medica, 14.2
Proctor, R. Index to the early printed books in the British Museum, 6895
Incunabula in the Huntington Library, 3953
BAC Leaf Collection no. 0257: Imperfect: leaves k3 and A3 only, both fragmentary and both with small illuminated initials. From a collection of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century printed leaves compiled by Frederick Werther, with his enumeration stamped in ink.
Subject Terms:
Incunabula in Yale Library.
Physiology -- Early works to 1800.
Veterinary medicine -- Early works to 1800.
Werther, Frederick, 1881- -- Ownership.
Zoology -- Pre-Linnean works.
Fragments (object portions)
Hand coloring.
Butzbach, Paulus, active 1472-1481, printer.
Mazola, Marcus, of Brescia, active 1479-1501, publisher.
Antonius de Vignono, active 1479, publisher.

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