Catholicon.

Accession number: 
PML 79109
Author: 
Balbi, Giovanni, -1298.
Published: 
Nuremberg : Anton Koberger, 18 February 1483.
Description: 
[394] leaves ; 32 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Curt F. Bühler, 1985.
Notes: 

Collation: [1¹⁰ 2-9⁸ 10⁶ 11⁸ 12⁶ 13-15⁸ 16⁶ 17-21⁸ 22⁶ 23-24⁸ 25⁶ 26-29⁸ 30¹⁰ 31-36⁸ 37⁶ 38-40⁸ 41-43⁶ 44-45⁸ 46⁶ 47-48⁸ 49-51⁶ 52¹⁰]: 394 leaves, leaves [1]/1 and [52]/10 blank.
Colophon (leaf [52]/9v): Clarissimus is codex a plerisq[ue] prosodia ceteris v[er]o catholicon nuncupatus a fratre Joanne ianuensi sancti dominici professionis e multorum fidedignorum autoribus nonminus [et] suo studio insimul laboriose collect[us]: [et] dominici grecis cura[m] gerentibus non modo utilis verumentiam pernecessarius multarum nanq[ue] theologicarum philosophicaru[m]q[ue] (condanatis etia[m] principalioribus) questionum nodos soluit studiose admodum haut immerito visus. Impensis anthonii koburger Nuremberge est co[n]summatus. Anno [Christi]ane salutis. Millesimoquadringe[n]tesimooctuagesimotercio duodecimo kale[n]das marcias.
Paper format: Chancery folio
PML copy leaf dimensions: 30.1 x 21.4 cm
Printed in Koberger's types 8:84G (headings) and 9:165G (text).
Title from incipit (leaf [1]/2r): Incipit summa que vocatur Catholicon edita a fratre iohanne de ianua fratrum predicatorum.

Binding: 
17th-century(?) laced semi-limp parchment (31.5 x 22 cm), sewn on 3 supports. Plain paper pastedowns and fly leaves; plain endbands. Two leather ties, wanting.
Inscriptions/Markings: 

Hand decoration: Rubricated, alternating red and blue initials and paragraph marks, with filigree decoration on incipit initials (leaf [1]/2r). Annotations: Contemporary alpha-numeric manuscript quire signatures. Contemporary marginal notes and manicules.

Provenance: 
Jacques Rosenthal (Munich); Curt F. Bühler (1905-1985), no. 46, purchased from Rosenthal, Oct. 1931; Pierpont Morgan Library, bequest of Curt F. Bühler, 1985.
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