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Bod-Inc: M-149

Matthaeus de Cracovia

Dialogus rationis et conscientiae de frequenti usu Communionis.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Matthaeus de Cracovia]: Dialogus rationis et conscientiae de frequenti usu Communionis. Incipit: ‘[M]ultorum tam clericorum quam laicorum querela est non modica . . .’ Explicit: pro uiatico datum est nobis corpus domini . . .secula. Amen See Bloomfield 3136 and VL VI 172-82.


Imprint: [Mainz: Printer of the ‘Catholicon', not before 1469.] 4°.

Remarks: Two issues, A on paper manufactured c.1460 and B manufactured 1465-9, but with identical typesetting, are distinguished by Th. Gerardy, ‘Die Datierung zweier Drucke in der Catholicontype', Gb Jb (1980), 30-37, and P. Needham, ‘Johann Gutenberg and the Catholicon Press', Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 76 (1982), 395-456, at 411-17. On this, and on the printer, see the articles “zur Catholicon-Forschung” in Wolfenbütteler Notizen zur Buchgeschichte, 13 (1988), 105-232, and L. Hellinga, ‘Analytical Bibliography and the Study of Early Printed Books. With a Case-Study of the Mainz Catholicon', Gb Jb (1989), 47-96.


Collation: [a10 b12].


ISTC: im00367000

Hain: H *5803;

Goff: Goff M‑367;

BMC: BMC I 40;

Proctor: Pr 147;

Others: BSB‑Ink M‑267; CIBN M‑234; de Ricci, Mayence, 91; Oates 48; Sack, Freiburg, 2390; Sheppard 91. Microfiche: Unit 1: Mainz to 1480.

LCN: 14551896


Copy number: M-149(1)

This copy is apparently of the second impression and is printed on Needham's paper stock ‘K': see Needham, ‘Johann Gutenberg and the Catholicon Press', at 412-17.

Binding: Nineteenth-century gold-tooled green morocco; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers, gold-tooled green morocco turn-ins, and green silk bookmark.

Size: 213 × 144 × 8 mm.

Size of leaf: 209 × 136 mm.

A few marginal notes, correcting the text, in an early hand. Early manuscript signatures.

Initals, paragraph marks, and headings (`Ratio' and ‘Conscientia') are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Purchased for £9. 9. 0; see Books Purchased (1803), 2.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. 1Q 4.15.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 5.12

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