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Bod-Inc: P-285

Philippus de Sabaudia

Indulgence for the benefit of the hospice of the Grand-Saint-Bernard.


Analysis of Content

Printed side Philippus de Sabaudia: [Indulgence for the benefit of the hospice of the Grand-Saint-Bernard.] Incipit: ‘Nos Philippus de Sabaudia diocesis et episcopatus Gebennensis administrator perpetuus prepositusque ecclesie et hospitalis generalis sanctorum Nycholay et Bernardi Montis Iouis, vniuersis Christi fidelibus notum facimus . . .’ The indulgence is followed by the three traditional formulae of absolution: the forma plenarie absolutionis, the forma absolutionis totiens quotiens, and the formula plenarie remissionis. Philippus de Sabaudia (†1533) was Bishop of Geneva from 1495 to 1510, when he resigned: see Gams 278.


Imprint: [Geneva: Printer of the Geneva Indulgence, 1499]. Broadside.


Collation: Single sheet.

Types: Type: 82 G (cf. Haebler, Typenrepertorium, IV p. 22, V p. 29).

Leaves: 1 leaf.

Line number: 40 lines.

Type area: Type area: 188 ×150 mm.


ISTC: ip00625100

Proctor: Not in Pr;

Others: M. Besson, L'église et l'imprimerie dans les anciens diocèses de Lausanne et de Genève jusqu'en 1525, 2 vols (Geneva, 1937-8), II, no. LXXX; Lőkkös, Genève, p. 201; not in Sheppard.

LCN: 14492190


Copy number: P-285(1)

This copy is printed obliquely across the paper, and seems to be a proof sheet. The leaf has been backed. From the folds visible in the paper, the leaf has clearly been used at some time as endleaves in a binding.

Binding: Kept in a modern brown cloth document wallet.

Size of leaf: 271 × 205 mm.

Provenance: Jacques Rosenthal (1854-1937); Einblattdrucke von Anfängen der Druckkunst bis zum Tode Maximilians I 1455-1519, Catalogue 92 (Munich, [1931]), no. 76, with plate. Albrecht Rosenthal. Albert Ehrman (1890-1969); armorial book-plate; purchased from A. Rosenthal in 1951 for £75; accession no. ‘R 991'; see invoice, 30 Mar. Presented in 1978 by John Ehrman.

SHELFMARK: Broxb. 95.30.

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