De essencia divinitatis.

Accession number: 
PML 27539.1
Eucherius, of Lyon, Saint, -449?.
[Augsburg] : [Günther Zainer], [not after 1472]
[16] leaves ; 30 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased in 1930.

Title from incipit (leaf [1]/1r): Incipit liber beati Hieronimi de essencia divinitatis.
De essentia divinitatis is not in fact by Hieronymus, but is chapter 1 of Eucherius, episcopus Lugdunensis, Formulae spiritualis intelligentiae (CIBN).
Imprint from ISTC.
Printed in Zainer's type 2:118G.
Collation: [1-2⁸]: 16 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery folio
Often found with Goff A-1089, A-1225, A-1333 (incl. A-1337), E-106, G-221, H-192, I-4 and P-1001 in any combination. Some copies of the set (e.g. Windsor RL) have a separate small leaf with a collective title of the ten tracts (see BMC, reprint). The collection has H-192 with rubricator's date of '72' in a private collection in USA (Roland Folter); previously dated before 5 June 1473 from the rubrication date ('1473 vigil pentec') of the Sammelband in Munich.
PML 27539.1 contains both ChL 288 and 289 (PML 27539.2, catalogue separately)--they form a single printed work.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 29.1 x 20.4 cm
PML copy listed under Division B in Checklist.

19th-century half calf over paper boards covered in blue paper (30 x 21 cm), sewn on 4 supports. Plain paper pastedowns and fly leaves; plain endbands.
Variant Title: 

De essentia divinitatis


Hand decoration: Rubricated, red lombards and capital strokes (same in entire Sammelband). Annotations: No notations in text. Evidence of former Sammelband: "5" in top right corner (leaf [1]/1r) and modern pencil foliation 38-53.

Berlin, Royal Library, stamp, ca. 1841/42 and deaccession stamp (leaf [1]/1r of Eucherius and leaf [4]/6v of Jerome); Lathrop C. Harper, A Selection of Incunabula, Pt. V (March 1930), no. 911; Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from Harper, July 1930.