- Biblia Germanica
- Title (uniform):
- Zainer, Günther, -1478
- Former owner:
- Schatzki, Walter, 1899-1983
Calf bindings (Binding)
Blind tooled bindings (Binding)
Wooden boards (Binding)
Bevelled edge boards (Binding)
Manuscript waste (Binding)
Black letter types (Type evidence)
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
- Collection (local):
Incunabula (Collection of Distinction)
Germany > Bavaria > Augsbourg
- [ii], CCCCXXj [i.e. CCCCXXij], Cx leaves ; 50 cm (fol.)
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Title from British Museum XVth cent.; place of printing from colophon in red on ₁₀ recto: In der hochwirdigen keyserlichen stat Augspurg ...
- Notes (ownership):
PROVENANCE: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy Q.400.15 pf with BPL bookplate. Half-page inscription on leaf [ii] recto, with index on verso annotated. Purchased in 1944 from Walter Schatzki.
- 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 (object):
Signatures: [1¹⁰ 2⁸ 3⁸⁺¹ 4-18¹⁰ 19¹⁰⁺¹ 20-41¹⁰ 42-43⁸ 44-54¹⁰] (₁=blank; all leaves unsigned).
Imperial folio; 534 leaves; double columns, ₃ recto: 58 lines plus headline, 341 (351) x 218 mm; type: 118(d); printed in red and black; 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.
COPY NOTE: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy Q.400.15 pf: 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. Condition of binding precludes full inspection of sewing structure. Leaf dimensions: 470 x 320 mm.
BINDING: 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.
Q-400-15pf_0001 - Q-400-15pf_1078
- Call #:
RARE BKS Q.400.15 PF