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Biblia Germanica

Item Information

Title:
Biblia Germanica
Title (uniform):
Bible
Printer:
Zainer, Günther, -1478
Former owner:
Schatzki, Walter, 1899-1983
Date:
[ca. 1475]
Format:
Manuscripts
Books
Genre:
Woodcuts
Manuscripts, Medieval
Incunabula
Calf bindings (Binding)
Blind tooled bindings (Binding)
Wooden boards (Binding)
Bevelled edge boards (Binding)
Manuscript waste (Binding)
Clasps (Binding)
Catches (Binding)
Black letter types (Type evidence)
Inscriptions (Provenance)
Imperial folios
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Incunabula (Collection of Distinction)
Places:
GermanyBavariaAugsbourg
Extent:
[ii], CCCCXXj [i.e. CCCCXXij], Cx leaves ; 50 cm (fol.)
Permalink:
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Publisher:
Augsburg : [Günther Zainer]
Notes (date):
For dating see note in reprint of BM 15th cent. vol. II, page 323, referring to the presentation of a copy in 1474, as well as the ISTC entry, which mentions an alternate date range.
Notes (citation):
Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Museum, II, 323
Goff, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries, B627
Incunabula short title catalogue, ib00627000
Notes:
Title from British Museum XVth cent.; place of printing from colophon in red on [54]₁₀ recto: In der hochwirdigen keyserlichen stat Augspurg ...
Notes (object):
Signatures: [1¹⁰ 2⁸ 3⁸⁺¹ 4-18¹⁰ 19¹⁰⁺¹ 20-41¹⁰ 42-43⁸ 44-54¹⁰] ([1]₁=blank; all leaves unsigned).
Imperial folio; printed in red and black; double columns, 57-58 lines per column; initial spaces without guide letters.
Woodcut initials at the beginning of each book.
Errors in foliation: LXV labeled LCVi, CCLXXX labeled CCLXXViiii, CCLXXXiiii labeled CCLXXXiii, CCCXi labeled CCCXii, CCCL unlabeled, CCCLii unlabeled, CCCLXiiii unlabeled, CCCXCVii mislabeled CCCXCv, LX (second sequence) unlabeled.
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy Q.400.15 pf bound in calfskin paneled and tooled in blind over beveled wooden boards, rebacked in modern calfskin. Much leather on the covers replaced, with early central panels left intact. Early brass clasps and catches. Leather thumb index tabs. Extra half sheet, described in British Museum XVth cent. as bound-in after leaf 187 here bound between 185 and 186. Leaf 39 appears twice. Large woodcut initials hand-colored. Half-page inscription on leaf [ii] recto, with index on verso annotated. Condition of binding precludes full inspection of sewing structure. Leaf dimensions: 470 x 320 mm. Purchased in 1944 from Walter Schatzki.
Language:
German
Identifier:
Q-400-15pf_0001 - Q-400-15pf_1078
Call #:
RARE BKS Q.400.15 PF
Barcode:
39999085229878