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Incunabula

The BPL’s incunabula collection embodies the varied output of the 15th-century European printing press. As of February, 2020, the collection is comprised of 583 physical items printed during the 15th century, the majority of which are books (issued either individually or as parts of multi-volume sets). The collection also contains a small number of single-sheet publications, blockbooks, and fragments of books that merit individual cataloging. In total, there are 555 discrete 15th-century edition...



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Incunabula
by Columella, Lucius Junius Moderatus; Siliprandus, Dominicus, printer
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Title and imprint from Goff; printer's name from BM 15th cent
Incunabula
by Rolevinck, Werner, 1425-1502; Bartholomaeus, de Unkel, active 1475-1485, printer; E.P. Goldschmidt & Co., former owner. MB
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Title from caption on a2
Topic: Peasants
Incunabula
by Spechtshart, Hugo, Reutlingensis
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Imprint derived from colophon (M6 verso): Imp[re]ssum Argentine p[er] Iohannem Pry[ss], Anno Mcccclxxxviij.
Incunabula
by Guibe, Robert, approximately 1460-1513; Innocent VIII, Pope, 1432-1492, dedicatee; Plannck, Stephan, active 15th century, printer
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Title from caption at incipit on leaf [1]₂ recto; imprint from ISTC.
Topics: Innocent VIII, Pope, 1432-1492, Francʹois II, Duke of Brittany, 1435-1488, Speeches, addresses,...
Incunabula
by Sacro Bosco, Joannes de, active 1230; Locatelli, Boneto, active 1486-1523, printer; Scotto, Ottaviano, -1498, publisher; Regiomontanus, Joannes, 1436-1476. Disputationes contra Cremonensia deliramenta; Peurbach, Georg von, 1423-1461. Theoricae novae planetarum; Chasles, M. (Michel), 1793-1880, former owner
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Imprint from colophon (f7v)
Topics: Gherardo, da Sabbioneta, active 13th century, Astronomy
Incunabula
by Isidore, of Seville, Saint, -636; Printer of Pius II, 'Epistola de remedio amoris', active 15th century printer; Neumeister, Johann, active 1470-1495, attributed name, printer
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Title and imprint from ISTC
Incunabula
by Durand, Guillaume, approximately 1230-1296
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[2], cxcvii leaves ; 33 cm (fol.)
Topic: Catholic Church -- Liturgy -- Early works to 1800
Incunabula
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Latin distichs with German rhymed translation and Latin commentary.
"Printing attributed to Johannes Higman by Pellechet and Hillard; Goff, BM, Oates and GW attribute to Gering. For the date see Hillard, rejecting the date 1492-93 proposed by C. Csapodi, Gutenberg Jahrbuch 1965, pp. 122-23."--Incunabula short title catalogue.
Incunabula
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[60] leaves ; 15 cm (8vo)
[10] leaves ; 21 cm (4to)
Topics: Paul, the Apostle, Saint, Peter, the Apostle, Saint, Simon, Magus, active 1st century, Apocryphal...
Imprint derived from colophon (f7 verso): Impressum In alma vniuersitate Louaniensi Per me lodouicum de rauenscot.
Incunabula
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Moravo, Mattia, printer; Maggio, Giuniano, active 15th century, editor
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Title from Catalogue of books printed during the XVth century now in the British Museum
Incunabula
by Niavis, Paulus, 1460-1514.; Niavis, Paulus, 1460-1514
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[14] leaves : 20 cm (4to)
Topics: Latin language -- Conversation and phrase books, Dialogues
Incunabula
by Pavini, Gianfrancesco, -1486.; Pavini, Gianfrancesco, -1486
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[64] leaves : 21 cm (4to)
Topics: Leopold III, Saint, Margrave of Austria, 1075-1136 -- Early works to 1800, Leopold III, Saint,...
Incunabula
by Gower, John, 1325?-1408; Caxton, William, approximately 1422-1491 or 1492, printer
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Q.402.44 contains the final five leaves (CCVII-CCXI) of the Confessio Amantis. These leaves have been remargined, with some portions of the text reproduced in facsimile. These leaves are rubricated in red, while the final leaf contains a lengthy, ca. 15th century inscription written in a secretary hand. All are housed in a red cloth folder
Incunabula
by Gellius, Aulus; Paltasichis, Andreas de, active 1476-1493, printer; Bussi, Giovanni Andrea, 1417-1475, commentator for written text; Brienne, Henri-Auguste de Lomenie, comte de, 1594-1666, former owner. MB; Morin, Victor, 1865-1960, former owner. MB; Spiegelberg, Frederick, 1863-1937, former owner. MB; Toussaint (Abbey : Angers, France), former owner. MB
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Signatures: a¹° b-x⁸ y-z⁶ A-B⁸ (a1=blank).
Topics: Philosophy, Ancient, Classical philology, Classical literature
Incunabula
by Trevisan, Francesco, -1470, attributed name; Jenson, Nicolas, approximately 1420-1480, printer; Hodgkin, John Eliot, former owner. MB; Bernard Quaritch (Firm), former owner. MB
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Title from incipit on leaf [1]₂ recto; date from ISTC.
Incunabula
by Vegio, Maffeo, 1406 or 1407-1458.; Vegio, Maffeo, 1406 or 1407-1458
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[6] leaves ; 19 cm (4to)
[130] leaves : 21 cm (4to)
Topics: Geography, Ancient, Geography -- Dictionaries -- Early works to 1800, Geography -- Dictionaries --...
Incunabula
by Albertus, Magnus, Saint, 1193?-1280.; Albertus, Magnus, Saint, 1193?-1280
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[54] leaves : 22 cm (4to)
Topics: Aristotle. Physics, Philosophy -- Early works to 1800, Philosophy, Medieval
[40] leaves : 19 cm (4to)
Topics: Christian life -- Biblical teaching -- Early works to 1800, Aphorisms and apothegms -- Early works...
Incunabula
by Lopis, Johannes
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[18] leaves ; 21 cm (4to)
Topics: Duns Scotus, John, approximately 1266-1308, Franciscus, de Mayronis, approximately...
Incunabula
by Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374; Zainer, Johannes, -1541?, bookseller
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A Latin paraphrase of Boccaccio's Decameron X,10 by Francesco Petrarca
Topic: Griselda (Legendary character)
Incunabula
by Catholic Church. Pope (1484-1492 : Innocent VIII)
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Caption title
Incunabula
by Raulin, Jean, 1443-1514.; Raulin, Jean, 1443-1514
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[14] leaves ; 22 cm (4to)
Topics: Catholic Church -- Sermons, Bible. Matthew, XV, 13 -- Sermons, Sermons, Latin -- Early works to 1800
Incunabula
by Creussner, Friedrich, active 1472-1499, printer
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Title from Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Museum
Topic: Catholic Church
Incunabula
by Vassurtus, Rodericus
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Title from caption on a6 recto: "Praxis prenosticandi Rhoderici basurtij sub regmare exemplo anni incarnationis dominice. M.cccc.xc.vij. incipientris currere ad vtilitatem scolasticorum edita foeliciter inchoat."
Topic: Astrology -- Early works to 1800
Incunabula
by Regiomontanus, Joannes, 1436-1476; Regiomontanus, Joannes, 1436-1476, printer
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Title from caption on [1]₁ recto; imprint from BM 15th century.
Topics: Gherardo, da Sabbioneta, active 13th century, Astronomy
Caption title ([1]₃ recto).
[36] leaves ; 15 cm (8vo)
Topic: Spiritual life -- Catholic Church -- Early works to 1800
Incunabula
by Bandello, Vincenzo, 1435-1506; Silva, Ercole, 1756-1840, former owner. MB; Valdarfer, Christoph, active 1470-1488, printer
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Title from first line of [1]₅ verso; imprint derived from colophon ([16]₅ verso): Explicit ualde utilis libellus recollectorius de ueritate co[n]cept[i]o[n]is beate urigi[ni]s Marie impres[sus] Mediolani d[omi]nante Felicissimo Galiazmaria uicecomite duce Quinto p[er] Christoforu[m] Valdarfer Ratisponensem Anno domini .1475.
Topics: Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint, Immaculate Conception
Incunabula
by Prudentius, 348-
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[168] leaves ; 20 cm (4to)
Incunabula
by Persius Flaccus, Aulus
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Title from Goff; imprint from colophon.
Incunabula
by Johannes, de Lapide, approximately 1425-1496
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[32] leaves : 21 cm (4to)
Topics: Mass -- Celebration -- Early works to 1800, Mass (Canon law)
Incunabula
by Catholic Church. Cancellaria Apostolica; Plannck, Stephan, active 15th century, printer
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Title and imprint from ISTC
Topic: Catholic Church
Incunabula
by Leo I, Pope, -461; Bussi, Giovanni Andrea, 1417-1475, editor; Wenssler, Michael, active 1472-1497, printer; Spiegelberg, Frederick, 1863-1937, former owner. MB
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Title from caption ([1]₂).
Topics: Sermons, Latin, Rubrication guides
Incunabula
by Hesiod.; Hesiod
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[16] leaves ; 21 cm (4to)
Topic: Pastoral poetry, Latin (Medieval and modern) -- Translations from Greek
Incunabula
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Title from caption at head of first page of text; text attributed to Alvise da Cà da Mosto. For discussion of authorship see: Melzi, G. Dizionario di opere anonime e pseudonime di scrittori italiani, 2:362.
Incunabula
by Horace; Kerver, Thielmann, -1522, printer; Marnef, Jean de, active 1485-1510, bookseller; Marnef, Geoffroy de, active 1489-1518, bookseller; Marnef, Enguilbert de, active 1491-1535, bookseller; Petit, Jean, active 1492-1530, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Imprint derived from a1 recto (De Marnefs' device; "Venundatur parrhisiis Leone arge[n]teo et in Pellicano Regionis diui Iacobi") and colophon (f7 verso): Finis commentationis dilucidein Quinti horatii Flacci de arte poetica praeclarum sane opsuculum: impressume solertia Thielmann keruer in inclyto Parrhisioruz gymmnasio Ad idus maias Anni gratiae christianae, M.CCCCC, Deo laus et gloria
Topics: Aesthetics, Poetics, Epistolary poetry, Latin, Didactic poetry, Latin, Criticism
Incunabula
by Joannes Carthusiensis, active 1480; Jenson, Nicolas, approximately 1420-1480, printer
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Title devised by cataloger
Topics: Catholic Church, Theology, Doctrinal
Incunabula
by Donatus, Aelius; Scho˜nsperger, Johann, -1520?, printer; Zaehnsdorf (Firm), binder. MB
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A variant of ISTC no. id00340800 (Hain 6340*). In this issue, there is no woodcut on A1 recto. Instead, "donatus" is printed in a single line in black-letter with no additional text
Topic: Latin language
Title from caption on [1]₁ recto.
Incunabula
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[16] leaves ; 20 cm (4to)
Incunabula
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[26] leaves : 21 cm (4to)
Incunabula
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[136] leaves ; 21 cm (4to)
Topics: Theology, Doctrinal -- Early works to 1800, Christian ethics -- History -- Early church, ca....
[18] leaves : 19 cm (4to)
Incunabula
by Nonius Marcellus, 4th cent; Bonini, Bonino, approximately 1450-1528, printer
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Title from Incunabula short title catalogue.
[46] leaves ; 20 cm (4to)
Topics: Horace -- Versification, Boethius, -524 -- Versification, Grammar, Comparative and general -- Early...
Incunabula
by Isaac, Bishop of Nineveh, active 7th century
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70 leaves : 16 cm (8vo)
Incunabula
by Nicolaus, Pergaminus, attributed name; Mayno, de' Mayneri, -1368, attributed name; Winters, Conrad, active 1475-1482, printer; Maggs Bros., former owner. MB
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Ascribed to Nicolaus Pergamenus on the basis of Paris BN MS. lat 8512, and to the Milanese doctor Mayno de Mayneriis on the basis of a MS. at Cremona C, supported by local references in the text (Pio Rajna, Intorno al cosiddetto Dialogus creaturarum ed al suo autore, in Giornale storico della letteratura italiana 10 (1887) pp. 75-113).--ISTC
Title from caption at incipit on leaf [1]₁ recto.
Incunabula
by Giovanni d'Andrea, approximately 1270-1348; Creussner, Friedrich, active 1472-1499, printer
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Title from Incunabula short title catalogue
Topics: Bible, Consanguinity (Canon law), Affinity (Canon law), Ecclesiastical law, Impediments to marriage...
Incunabula
by Filelfo, Giovanni Mario, 1426-1480
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[160] leaves ; 23 cm (4to)
Incunabula
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[136] leaves ; 29 cm (fol. and 4to)
Topics: Catholic Church -- Government -- Early works to 1800, Christian sociology -- Catholic Church --...
Place from Incunabula short title catalogue; imprint derived from colophon [1]₆ recto: Explicit tractatus de memoria D. Matheoli Perusini medicine doctoris famosissimi edit[us] in Italia. Impressus a Martino Schotto, ciue Argen̄: quarto ydus Octobres anno Christi. M.cccc.lxxxxoctauo.
Incunabula
by Eusebius, of Caesarea, Bishop of Caesarea, approximately 260-approximately 340
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[209] leaves ; 29 cm (4to)
Topics: Chronology, Historical, History, Ancient, World history
Incunabula
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[18] leaves ; 22 cm (4to)
Topics: Monastic and religious life -- Early works to 1800, Spiritual life -- Catholic Church -- Early...
[22] leaves ; 23 cm (4to)
Topics: Apologetics -- Early works to 1800, Christianity -- Controversial literature -- Early works to...
Incunabula
by Pius II, Pope, 1405-1464; Philelphus, Petrus Augustinus, editor; Zarotto, Antonio, printer; Legnano, Johannes de, active 1480-1501, bookseller; G. W. Stuart (firm), former owner. MB
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Title from Catalogue of books printed during the XVth century now in the British Museum
[68] leaves : 20 cm (4to)
Topic: Revelation
Title from a1 recto
Incunabula
by Zainer, Gu˜nther, -1478, printer; Pirckheimer, Willibald, 1470-1530, former owner. MB; Arundel, Thomas Howard, Earl of, 1585-1646, former owner. MB; Norfolk, Henry Howard, Duke of, 1628-1684, former owner. MB; Peckover, Jonathan, former owner. MB; Peckover, Algerina, former owner. MB; Royal Society (Great Britain), former owner. MB; Bernard Quaritch (Firm), former owner. MB
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Title from caption on [*]1, [1]₁.
Incunabula
by Legrand, Jacques, approximately 1365-1415
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clxiiij, clv-clvi, [2] leaves ; 23 cm (4to)
Topics: Philosophy, Science -- Early works to 1800
Incunabula
by Prosper, of Aquitaine, Saint, approximately 390-approximately 463; Augustine, of Hippo, Saint, 354-430. Responsiones sancti Augustini ad Dulcitium de octo questionibus ab eo missis; Brothers of the Common Life, printer
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A series of tracts, from an edition containing a number of others, printed by the Brothers of the Common Life. Surviving copies may be found as individual tracts or in complete sets, with a number of other tracts, as issued. See Goff T543, and Catalogue of books printed during the XVth century now in the British Museum, IX, 170.
Incunabula
by Proba, active 4th century
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[18] leaves : 20 cm (4to)
Incunabula
by Vegio, Maffeo, 1406 or 1407-1458; Regiomontanus, Joannes, 1436-1476, printer; Zaehnsdorf (Firm), binder. MB
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Title from [1]₂; imprint and date from ISTC.
Incunabula
by Duff, E. Gordon (Edward Gordon), 1863-1924; Caxton, William, approximately 1422-1491 or 1492, printer; Midgley, Josiah, former owner
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The Publication Committee of the Caxton Club certifies that this is one of an edition of two hundred and fifty-two copies printed on American hand-made paper, of which two hundred and forty are for sale, and three copies printed on Japanese vellum. The printing was done from type which has been distributed. This is also one of one hundred and forty-eight copies into which has been incorporated a leaf from an imperfect copy of the first edition of Chaucer's ʻCanterbury Tales, ̓printed by...
Topics: Caxton, William, approximately 1422-1491 or 1492, Printing, Incunabula
Incunabula
by Quintilianus, Marcus Fabius (Pseudo-)
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Title from incipit on leaf a3 recto.
Incunabula
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[74] leaves ; 22 cm (4to)
Topics: Trojan War -- Early works to 1800, Troy (Extinct city) -- Legends
[12] leaves ; 21 cm (4to)
Topics: Priesthood -- Early works to 1800, Clergy -- Office -- Early works to 1800
Incunabula
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Title from incipit on [1]₁ recto.
Title from title page on leaf a1 recto.
Incunabula
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[36] leaves : 20 cm (4to)
Topics: Prayer -- Catholic Church -- Early works to 1800, Contemplation -- Early works to 1800, Spiritual...
Incunabula
by Donatus, Aelius
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[163] leaves ; 34 cm (fol.)
Topics: Terence -- Criticism and interpretation -- Early works to 1800, Latin drama (Comedy) -- Early works...