Ars minor [fragment].

Author
Donatus, Aelius [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
Latin
Published/​Created
[Mainz : Type of the 42-line Bible (second state), ca. 1457-1470].
Description
2 parts of 1 leaf ; 29 x 10 cm (each), folio.

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Notes
  • Princeton RBMS fragment is two entire halves of one vellum leaf (f. 11 of 13) of an otherwise unknown 33-line edition, printed with Gutenberg's 42-Line Bible types; probably printed by Johann Fust and Peter Schoeffer between 1457 and 1466, or somewhat later by Schoeffer alone.
  • Two-line initial A printed in blue (this initial introduced in the Mainz Psalter of 1457); rubricated in red.
  • Schwenke (Donatus text) 32:42-34:29.
Provenance
  • Princeton RBMS fragment discovered and acquired 8/31/2017 from Liber Antiquus.
  • Bound within Horace, Opera (with commentary by Cristoforo Landino). Venice: Johannes de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, et Socii, 17 May 1483 (Goff H-448, HSVR copy); binding waste, cut into two pieces, folded for use as guards for the first and last quires, respectively, and pasted down onto the front and back boards. Fragments revealed by lifting the old paper pastedowns (conservation treatment by Ted Stanley, October, 2017).
  • The 1483 Horace bears ownership inscription of Johann Ogier (Freiherr) Faust von Aschaffenburg (1577-1631), of Frankfurt am Main.
  • The 1483 Horace bears old institutional stamp of the Herzoglicher S. Meiningischer Bibliothek on the blank recto of the first leaf.
References
  • GW 0871750N
  • Goff Not in Goff.
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