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Balbi, Giovanni, -1298
Ncipit summa que uocat[ur] Catholicon / edita a fratre Iohanne de Ianua ordinis frat[rum] predicato[rum].
Additional Title(s):
[Mainz] : [Printer of the Catholicon (Johann Gutenberg?)], [1460]
Physical Description:
[373] leaves ; 41 cm. (fol.)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Leaf Collection no. 0003
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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BEIN ZZi 146 Copy 1: Copy of the variation with the following earmarks: (a) printed on vellum; (b) incipit on leaf [1]a in red; (c) one-line space on leaf [372]a between text and colophon.
BEIN ZZi 146 Copy 1: Rubricated throughout in red and blue.
BEIN ZZi 146 Copy 1: Imperfect: Wormed at beginning.
BEIN ZZi 146 Copy 1: With the bookplate of the Baron H. Landau. From the collections of the Library of the Diocese of Mainz, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Felix Solar, the Earl of Crawford and Madame Finaly.
BEIN ZZi 146 Copy 1: Bound in blind stamped pigskin binding with elaborate bosses and clasps.
Editio princeps; the first etymological dictionary ever printed.
Imprint from Incunabula short title catalogue.
"Three issues can be distinguished in spite of identical typesetting: a) printed on vellum or Bull's Head paper; b) on Galliziani paper; c) on Tower & Crown paper. This has given rise to the theory that issue a) was printed in 1460, issue b) in 1469 and issue c) about 1472; see P. Needham, in BSA 76 (1982) pp. 395-456 and the articles "zur Catholicon-Forschung" in Wolfenbütteler Notizen zur Buchgeschichte 13 (1988) pp. 105-232. For an alternative theory that all three states were printed about 1469, see L. Hellinga in Gb Jb 1989 pp. 47-96 and in the Book Collector (Spring 1992) pp. 28-54"--Incunabula short title catalogue.
Signatures: [a-f¹⁰ g⁴ h-t¹⁰ v⁶⁻¹ x-z¹⁰ A-P¹⁰ Q⁴].
Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke, 3182
Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Museum, v. I, page 39 (IC 301)
Polain, M.-L. Catalogue des livres imprimés au quinzième siècle des bibliothèques de Belgique, 456
Goff, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries, B-20
Incunabula short title catalogue, ib00020000
Copinger, W.A. Supplement to Hain's Repertorium bibliographicum, 2254*
Proctor, R. Index to the early printed books in the British Museum, 146
BAC Leaf Collection no. 0003: Imperfect: detached leaf [159] only. Paper with Bull's Head watermark. 159v includes large ornamental initial 'F' painted in blue. Small initials and paragraph marks painted in blue & red. From a collection of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century printed leaves compiled by Frederick Werther, with his enumeration ("No. 3") stamped on the verso.
Subject Terms:
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek -- Ownership.
Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Mainz (Rhineland-Palatinate,Germany). Library -- Ownership.
Crawford, Alexander Crawford Lindsay, Earl of, 1812-1880 -- Ownership.
Finaly, Madame, -1938 -- Ownership.
Incunabula in Yale Library.
Landau, Horace de, 1824-1903 -- Bookplate.
Latin language -- Grammar -- Early works to 1500.
Latin language, Medieval and modern -- Dictionaries.
Solar, Félix, 1815-1871 -- Ownership.
Werther, Frederick, 1881- -- Ownership.
Vellum printings (Printing).
Blind tooled bindings (Binding)
Pigskin bindings (Binding)
Bosses (Binding).
Clasps (Binding).
Fragments (object portions)
Gutenberg, Johann, 1397?-1468, printer.

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