Incipit p[ro]logus sancti Hieronimi cardinalis p[re]sbiteri in libros vitas pat[rum] sancto[rum] Egiptio[rum].

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Book
Language
Latin
Published/​Created
[Ulm, Germany] : ... impressi per Joha[n]nem Zainer im opido Vlm ..., [ca. 1478-1480]
Description
[10], CCCLxxvii [i.e. 375], [1] leaves ; 30 cm. (fol.)

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IncunabulaGermanyUlm1478 [Browse]
Notes
  • Sixth century collection of legendary biographies of saints, built from the base of biographies and legends on Egyptian hermits already compiled in Greek (Apophthegmata Patrum or Sayings of the Fathers). The Latin collection contains translation or original writings of St. Jerome, Rufinus, Sulpicius Severus, Cassianus and others. This text underwent enrichments and interpolations.
  • Title from incipit, leaf [2]1.
  • Imprint from colophon; date from Illustrated ISTC (CD-ROM, 2nd ed.)
  • Signatures: [1]¹⁰ [2-23]¹⁰/⁸ [24]⁶ [25-36]¹⁰/⁸ [37-39]¹⁰ [40]⁸ [41]¹⁰ [42-43]⁸ (last leaf blank).
  • Last foliated leaf misnumbered.
  • ExI copy: Initials painted in red or blue and paragraphs marked in blue.
Binding note
Ex copy: Contemporary blindstamped calf over wooden boards from an Augsburg shop (Kyriss 80), spine rebacked early and repaired at a later time, clasps renewed preserving original catches and one original clasp.
Provenance
Ex copy: Presentation copy by Johann Obersdorffer, chaplain at Bruneck, to the Convent of the Poor Clares at Brixen, Austria (now Bressanone, Italy), with contemporary manuscript entry below colophon and contemporary ownership inscription inside front cover.
References
  • Goff H-200
  • Hain 8594*
  • GW M50882
  • BM 15th cent., II, p. 528-529 (IB. 9229)
  • Illustrated ISTC (CD-ROM, 2nd ed.) ih00200000
Place name(s)
Germany Ulm.
Other title(s)
Vitas patrum sanctorum Egiptiorum
Caption, leaf [1]1 verso
  • In antiquo[rum] patrum vitas a beato Hieronimo co[n]scriptas registru[m] alphabetico ordine diligenter collectu[m] ...
LCCN
2011659162
OCLC
978434820
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