Dawson + Monde - In Low German (resembling Dutch) with the exception of the Psalter which according to Walther, exhibita the dialect of Cologne Among the sources of this Bible may be mentioned the Dutch 'Bible' of 1477 + the 5th high German Bible. The Song of Solomon is not translated, but is given in Latin. The notes are taken from N. de Lyrs. No title page, foliation or signatures. - Eventhought the Introduction of the Cologne Bibles indicates that glosses appear in the text, introduced by asteriska, much incorporation of flosses is anything but consistent + thorough -going in these bibles. It should be added that for more excerpts from Nicholas of Lyra are interspersed with the text of the Libeck Rilde than is the use with the earlier Cologne editions. -Brothers of the Common Life behing the publication of the Cologne Bibles Lubeck Rible uses "worde" The most convientent label for differentiation has been the conjunction "and": "unde" in Low Saxon + "ende" in West Low German. The Low Saxon is sometimes referred to as "East Westphalian" + teh West Low German is sometimes referred to "Low Rhenish" "West - Westphalian" + Hollandish - Colognish." The matter of the sequence in which those 2 ed. appeared has occasional considerable diversity of opinion - Low Sazon version probably is the earlier one. -the 1st of these has 113 woodcuts; the 2nd (dirlect of Holland + the lower Rhine) the some 113 plus ten others. 125 cuts (94 O.T. - 31 N.T.) Bartholomaues de Unkel - actice in Cologne from Dec 1475-1484. Since his type material later came into the possession of Quentell, many books printing by Quentell such as the Cologne Bibles, were formerly attributed to B. de Unkel. +taken together, the Cologne + Koberger (1483) Bibles form a trio aimed at a wide German market. (the 1st Bible illust. to span 2 columns) After their appearance in these Bibles the woodcuts were printed only one other time, in Halberstad in 1522.
HEHL copy of GW. 4307 #84873 Datboeck folio 88 L6 (of 8) Dat. xxvij. CApittel WO Moyses se leerde wat gellechte deme heren gebenedyen en scholde 3 line M in blue - Moyses vn de oldeste gebade Deuteronomi folio 89 L7 (of 8) Dat. xxviij. Capittel wo moyses de volke vor sede. Off [?sy?] de gebot vn gesette helten dat 3 line E in red - efte du hoeres de unde cuts not colored, rubricated in red.
150 April 1983 Bien wilam See Dr Eichenberger 85 SF = $42.50 Nicolaus (de Tudeschis) Pamormitanus (1386-1445) Super libres Decretalium (Lectura super V libris Decretalium) Basel: Michael Wenssler, 1477 folio. Ref: Goff P -43 HC 112309 BMC III 723 Cop: Harv CL (II-V), HEHL (I-IV)
Vol I 316 Leaves, the 1st + last blank II 2941. III 3801. I,201, +389 blank IV 3091. The 1st + last blank V 2341. The 1st blank. 2 col. 60 lines + headline. 278(296)x187mm The headline give the titles of the rubrics. Capital spaces, mostly with guide letters.
Type 130? (used only in this book) first words of sections; 121b headlines; 92a, text. (403x272mm) 121b - in use 1476-9. 92a - medium text type ranging with Ruppel 92 and Richard 94, in use 1476-9. It is noteworthy that the 1st 3 printers at Basel - Ruppel, Wensslen + Richel* - not infrequently took shares in the printing of one book. Thus the Pamormitanus though unsigned, can be shown by the types to be the work of all 3. (*of Ehewiler.) In Vol. I quires [t-z A-H] printed with Ruppels type 92 Vol. II quires [ZA-E] are printed with Ruppel 92, quires [a-y] with Richel's type 94. Vol III quires [b-v, m-v, C-S] are printed with Ruppel 92. -Vol. IV is printed throughout with Richel 94.
-Was one of the most influential canonists of the later Middle Ages. As a conciliarist he took a mildly conservative line, insisting on the pope's right to exercise power in the church + on the supreme power of the church as a whole.
Wenssler matriculated at the Univ. of Basel as early as 1462 but no date earlier than 1472 can be connected with his press. A break semms to have corrurred in his activity in 1483+4, but he was probably active in 1485 + resumed the practice of signing his books in 1486. The last books printed by him at Basel are those dated 1 April 1491. (the 2nd printer at Basel) -Monumental work on canon law by Nicolo de Tudeschi who obtained the Sea of Palermo in 1435, whence his name "Panrumitanus." - b. Catenia, 1386; d. Palermo, 1445. He studied under Antonius de Butrio + Franciscus Zabarella, + taught from 1412 in Bologna, Parma, Sienna + Florence. He was hanned an auditor general of the Camera Apostolica in 1421 + abbot of the Benedictine Abbey of Santa Maria de Maniaco in 1425 (thus his title abbas Siculus, abbas modernus). In 1434 he was nominated archbishop of Palermo by King Alfonzo V of Aragon + Sicily + was confirmed in this are in 1435 by Eugene IV (hence he is also called Panormitanus). * d. by 1512 Wenssler - born in Strassburg. In 1472 together with Friedrich Biel he began actively as a printer in that town + in a short time acquired reputation + wealthy. In 1491 he was compelled to flee from Basel leaving behind considerable debts. In the South of France + at last in Lyon we find him working his way up by means of his old art. In 1477 Wenssler, Richel + Ruppel were all assoc. in the printing of Super hbros Decretalium in 5 immense volumes. A copy of his book is noted as having been presented by the printers in the list of donations to the works Dept. of Basel Cathedral, an institution which was not infrequently the recipient of Wenssler's generosity in king. By an unfortunate chance 2 ed. of the same work were issued in the sam year at Venice, one by Jenson (H. 12819) the other by J. de Colonia + Manthan (H 12308) + the Basel ed. was clearly unable to sustain such keen competition, thereby involving its producers in very heavy losses.