Analysis of Content
a2r [Balbus], Johannes: Catholicon. Incipit: ‘[P]rosodia quedam pars grammatice nuncupatur, partes siquidem grammatice sunt quattuor . . .’
Imprint: Venice: Hermannus Liechtenstein, 7 Dec. 1490. Folio.
Collation: a–x8 y6 A–I L–P8 Q–S6 T8.
GW: GW 3195;
Hain: HC *2261;
Goff: Goff B‑30;
BMC: BMC V 358;
Proctor: Pr 4794;
Others: BSB‑Ink B‑17; CIBN B‑23; Sheppard 3943.
Copy number: B-015(1)
Wanting the blank leaf a1.
Binding: Eighteenth-century German (Gaming) blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, two clasps lost. On both covers multiple fillets form three frames; the inner rectangles are divided by fillets into three horizontal compartments. In the outer frame, a roll of small rectangular fields, in the central frame a crocked cresting roll, in the inner frame a floral ornament. In the compartments two stamps: a triangular floral stamp and a floral corner-piece. In the centre of the upper cover the coat of arms of the Carthusians in Gaming within a wreath, on the back cover, an ornamental stamp. See Gaming tool catalogue.
Size: 316 × 215 × 72 mm.
Size of leaf: 305 × 193 mm.
Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.
Provenance: Johann Bach (fl. 1491); on T8r: ‘Missus est presens liber fratri Martino redditto ex Venetys a Johannes pach qui ambo mente pia petunt. Aue Maria. 1491' in the rubricator's hand, in red. Gaming, Austria, Carthusians; on a2r: ‘Carthusiæ Gemnicensis'. Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); Elenchus, no. 1815. Bequeathed in 1914.
SHELFMARK: Byw. D 3.13.
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