#433 Fairfax Murray Fol I Von sant Ambrosio Dec 7 (174) CLXXII - end of Sumateyls - S. Wendel Oct 21 *(175) CLXXIII - begins Wintterteyl - St. Michel Sept 29 (387) CCCLXXXV - ends with - S. Eufrosina Feb 11 " the democracy of the intellect comes from the printed book" Word Incunabula first used in connection with printing by Bernard von Malincrodt (1591 - 1664), dean of Munster Cathedral, in his book De ortus et progressu artis typographicae, Cologne: apud. I Kinchium, 1639. He contributed this tract to the celebration of the 2nd centenary of Gutenberg's invention. He describes the period from Gutenberg to 1500 as : Prima Typographiae Incunabula = the Time when Typography was in its swaddling clothes. - incunabula period - encompasses a vital period of experimentation with local scripts , all remnants of the later Middle Ages. $721.45
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James (Iacobus) (Varagine) (or) Jacobus de Voragine Passional oder III [inserted] Sommerteil und *Winterteil [end inserted] Leben der Heiligen: 5 Dec 1488 f0 German cat.Brit. M. Vol II p433 387 painted leaves , 3 - 387 numbered I - CCCLXXXV 2 columns . 50 lines & headline (CCLXI) 302 (314) x 186mm Types 162 --> (9 1/2 x 13 13/16") headlines (names of saints ) + headings ; Type 120 text capital spaces . with 262 woodcuts [inserted] 183 -> summer 124 -> winter [end inserted] \ St. Andrew the Apostle \ Nov. 30 [inserted] patron St. of Scotland and Russia [end inserted] Anton Koberger H9981 H9981 Hind II 370 (Nurenberg) Copinger III. 6505 Heiligenleben (Vitae Sanctorum) Goff J168 [inserted][Legenda] Types 10,11 A. Legenda aurea: Latin, Vernacular B. Sermones etc. [end inserted] Proctor 2065 - das Passional also printed by a) Schonsperger (German) in 1489 (H9982) Goff J164; 1496 (H9985) ; 1499 (H9987) copies Koberger 13th German edition of the Legends Aurea (1488) Huntington, San Marino Lib. of Congress, Rare Book Dio, Wash. D.C. Pierpont Morgan Library N.Y.C. b) William Caxton (with 70 woodcuts) The Golden Legend IV, the largest book he printed (22x15 3/4") 499 leaves (1483) Goff J 90 c) Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 11 Aug. 1478 f0 I - Legenda aurea (Huntington)
II French La Légende dorée according To Robert F. Seybolt - 173 editions.
The Legenda aurea consists of 177 sections, each of which is devoted to particular Saint or festival selected according to the order of the calendar
15th century over 70 editions in Latin, 8 in Italian, 14 in Dutch & 3 in English "Schwabacher' - variety of German Bastarda
A HISTORY OF PRINTING IN BRITAIN The Golden Legend, the largest book printed by Caxton, bears the date of 1483. It contains 449 leaves, and it is printed on a larger size of paper than he used for any other of his books, the full sheet measuring 22 by 15 3/4 inches. The book is in double columns, the headlines being in Type No. 3 and the text in Type No. 4*, a re¬ casting of Type No. 4 (smaller than Type No. 2, but similar in design). Type No. 4* was cast on a different body from Type No. 4, giving 19 lines as against 20 lines of the latter. Possibly a larger edition than usual was run off, for it is one of the commonest of Caxton’s books. Instead of taking one existing manuscript of Jacobus de Voragine’s Legenda Aurea, which already had been translated from the Latin into both English and French, he chose to make a completely new edition by collating manuscripts in all three tongues, with the result that he almost gave up the task, and might have done so had not the Earl of Arundel encouraged him and promised to take what Caxton terms ‘a resonable quantite’ of them when they were finished. In this book Caxton made use of 17 woodcuts the full width of the page in size, as well as 50 column-width cuts of Old Testament scenes and Saints with their emblems, some of which are repeated. In addition, at the beginning is a cut of the Saints in Glory, the largest block that Caxton ever used. Hodnett tells us that these cuts were the work of two engravers.19
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[inserted] The book of highest artistic recognition issued by Koberger. [end inserted] Der Schatzbchalter[inserted] (or Treasure Chest) - Stephan Fridolin (d.1498) [end inserted] 8 Nov 1491 German ref H.C. 14507 = H. 6236 (e iiij) Hain, repertorium und Copinger Supplement Polain (B) 1521 Proctor 2070 (Treasury or Shrine of the True Riches of Holiness + Eternal Happiness)
Der Schreinoder Schatzbehalter der Wahren Reichtumer des Heils Types 10 - German text type (Gothic) Types 11 - large German "
Goff S - 306 - the finest production of Koberger [inserted] Anton Koberger (Nuremberg) (1445-1513) Complex devotional work organized around the Passion story [end inserted] copy - Huntington - a religious treatise - very popular in the Middle Ages
Cat. Brit M Vol. II p. 434 - Stephan, Pater, Schatzbuhalter .du Schrein der Wahren Reichtumer des Heils und ewiger Scligkeit 354 leaves the 1st + last blank 2 columns 40 lines + headline 241(255)x Types 162 headlines (subjects) 154 mm 1st heading in each book ; 120 text type Capital spaces , mostly with gnido letters [inserted] a large running head is used over the right hand page. Rubris + large illuminated letters were put in by hand. 96 full page illust. from 91 blocks - subjects from the Bible settled at Nuremberg shortly after 1470. [end inserted] With full page wood cuts by Michael Wolgemuth
- [crossed out] Wilhelm Pleydenwenff [end crossed out]
June 24 from Putman Anthoni Koberger (the elder) born about 1440 died Oct 3 1513. [inserted] his name appears for 1st time in a book [end turn] - Albert Durer had served as godfather for Koberger + his eldest son was apprenticed to Durer. - 1473 issued the 1st volume? [inserted 1st dated Nov. '72, Akinous, Disciplinarum Platonis Epitome [end inserted] - Thomas de Aquino - active as publisher until 1513. (BMC " continued to print till at least 1504") - 236 separate works - nearly all in large octavo or quarto form. - 15 issues of the Scriptures - his imprint appears upon but 3 publications in German - earliest fonts inspired by Johann Sensenschmidt - 1483 the year in which Luther was born Koberger published his German Bible. - firm was continued until 1540, 1st by his nephew Johannes + later by his sons Anthoni + Melchior (1513-40) 53 works were added. Between 147 + 1500 Koberger produced 156 books.
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Gart der Gesundheit 10 May 1499 f [inserted]"court printer" J. Schonsperger - elder (1481-1523) - younger [inserted] Hans 1514 (not important as printer) [end inserted] Augsburg 1508 - Hanns Otmar Muther #975 3rd press for Johann Reynmann [end inserted] [inserted] worked 1481-1520 [end inserted] Augsburg, Schonsperger elder (Johann) - 23 Nov, 1502 * f0 [inserted] f pp(260) [end inserted] H. 8956 Klebs (Gart) 15 copy Klebs 507.13 Goff G107 copus *a) Huntington p. 26 Harvard (Nissen 2276.) [inserted] Choulant p61 #13 Pritzel #10831 [end inserted] Schreiber 4344 b) Univ of Kansas, School of Medicine 39th St + Rainbow Blvd 66103
Tubingen [inserted] Otmar - 1502 we find him in Augsburg where he died in 1513. [end inserted] 1498 - 1501 2 columns 39 lines 255 leaves 262 " see [inserted] Hess, G. Bookseller Munich [end inserted]
Cat. Brit M p 365 1) (Gart) Hortus Sanitelis (in German) Schonsperger p 366 22 Aug 1485 H8949 370 Leaves Type 120 226 X 151-2 mm p 366 2) " " 15 Dec 1488 262 leaves 42 lines 204 X 130 mm H 8953
Types 140 Title + headings ; 96 text
p 363 Gart type * (105) used from 1495 onwards in conjunction with type 150 - indistinguishable from Schaur (2nd press) 104 + Zeissenmair 105, except that this last has a smaller smooth [illegible] in addition to the dentated [illegible] with upper serif overhang used by Schonsperger
Goff G 106 May 1496 f H8955 Klebs [inserted] Incunabula scientifica et medica, Bruges, 1938. [end inserted] 507:12 copies - *Cornell Univ. Libraries Ithaca, NY * Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dept of Prints, NYC
Richard Bankes published the 1st book printed in England to any pretensions to be called a herbal. An anonymous quarto volume dated 1525, the book generally known as Bankes Herbal is thought to be an abridgment of some medieval English manuscripts on herbs. Its popularity was such that many editions subsequently appeared from different presses, published under a variety of titles. Johann Schonsperger - 1st extant book is a German Regimen sanitatis, printed on 1 Sept 1481 - he continued printing into the 16th c. (1520) Schonsperger's earliest types have immistakably been influenced by Johann Baemler in whose office Schonsperger may have been trained as a printer.
Type 98 Latin text typ in use in 1497. Of the same class as Sorg 94 but differing in many forms . Tail of h level with line. The C of 105 is found with this type in 1A.