- Biblia Latina
- Title (uniform):
Bible. Latin. Vulgate. 1460
- Mentelin, Johann, approximately 1410-1478
- Former owner:
- Parker, Theodore, 1810-1860
Calf bindings (Binding)
Blind tooled bindings (Binding)
Manuscript waste (Binding)
Wooden boards (Binding)
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
- Collection (local):
Incunabula (Collection of Distinction)
France > Grand Est (region) > Strasbourg
-  leaves ; 42 cm (fol.)
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Access to physical copy/copies by appointment only. Please contact Boston Public Library Rare Books and Manuscripts Department for further information.
Title and imprint from ISTC.
- Notes (ownership):
PROVENANCE: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy Q.400a.5 FOLIO with gift bookplate of Theodore Parker. BPL embossed stamp on ₁ recto. Early/contemporary marginalia throughout. Acquired via the Theodore Parker bequest ca. 1861.
- Notes (date):
[not after 1460]
Exact date of printing is not known, though it is generally given as ca. 1460, based on a copy in the Universitätsbibliothek of Freiburg im Breisgau, which has rubrication dates "1460" at the end of volume 1, and "1461" at the end of volume 2.
This date is inferred.
- Notes (citation):
Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Museum, I, 51
Goff, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries, B528
Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke, 4203
Incunabula short title catalogue, ib00528000
- Notes (object):
Signatures: [1-9¹² 10¹⁰ 11-17¹² 18¹²(18₁₂+1); 19-35¹² 36⁸] (₁₀=blank; all leaves unsigned).
Royal folio; printed in double columns, ₁ recto: 49 lines per column, 289 x 200 mm; type: 118; initial spaces without guide letters.
COPY NOTE: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy Q.400a.5 FOLIO imperfect: second volume only. Begins at leaf ₁ (i.e. ) and is missing leaves ₁, ₉, ₁₀, and ₈, i.e. fols. , , , and . Two-line initials, capital strokes, incipits, and headlines rubricated in red throughout. Large initials hand-colored in interlocking red and blue, with red, blue, green, and purple flourishes. Modern pencil foliation (does not account for missing leaves). Many gatherings signed in early manuscript, some with early manuscript catchwords. Manuscript guide letters and various markings scribed in blind in margins throughout. Early page repairs. Leaf dimensions: 396 x 296 mm.
BINDING: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy Q.400a.5 FOLIO bound in early blind-tooled calf and modern brown goatskin over wooden boards.
- Call #:
RARE BKS Q.400a.5 FOLIO