[The New Testament. The Vulgate version, with prologues of St. Jerome].

Bible. Latin. Vulgate. 1454
[The New Testament. The Vulgate version, with prologues of St. Jerome].
[Mainz, Printer of the 42-line Bible (i.e. Gutenberg, later Fust and Schoeffer?), ca. 1454-55]
[116] leaves (of 643) fol. (36.3 cm.)
Other contributors
Gutenberg, Johann, 1397?-1468.
Poole, George Amos, 1907-1990, former owner.
Initials supplied in colors, incipits in red, chapter numbers red and/or black.
Assigned title; first leaf present begins: Beatissimo pape damaso ieronim(us) ...
First book printed from movable types in Europe; New Testament only from v. 2,in itself imperfect. GKW 4201 ("not after Aug. 1456"). BMC I, p. 17; Lilly Library Publication V, no. 1 (this copy, described in extenso); Goff B-526. Removed in 1953 from copy of v. 2 known as Trier II, in censuses as De Ricci 15 [b], Schwenke 14, Lazare 42, Norman 34.
Imperfect: lacks all before II:190; for numbers and text of missing N.T. leaves, cf. Lilly Library Publication V.
Misbound. Collates (as GKW): [II--t9 (-t10) v-x¹⁰ y¹⁰ ( -y6,9) z¹⁰ A¹⁰ ( -A4) B-C¹⁰ E¹¹ ( -E2,6) D¹² ( -D1) F-G¹⁰ H⁵ ( -H1) I¹⁰ ( -I5-10)]. Missing leaves replaced with blanks.
A few contemporary and later marginalia; ms. table of contents v. 2 dated 1569; later notes by Wyttenbach and others of Trier Stadtbibliothek.
Provenance: Trier--Wiernick--Rosenbach--Houghton--Scribner--Poole.
Bound in 16th-century calf over wooden boards, tooled in blind, defective; rebacked.
Online version available.
Subject headings
Chron.: 1454.
Genre heading
Incunabula Germany Mainz (Rhineland-Palatinate 1454.


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Call Number
BS75 1454
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