Biblia latina cum postillis Hugonis de Sancto Caro.

Uniform title
[Basel] : [Johann Amerbach for Anton Koberger], [1498-1502]
7 volumes : woodcuts ; 35 cm (fol.)


Former owner
Rare books genre
  • Title and imprint from Goff.
  • Part I has a dedicatory letter to Koberger dated 29 Oct. 1498, and part VII one dated 7 Nov. 1502. Cf. ISTC.
  • The Vulgate text printed in two columns surrounded by Hugh's commentary in two columns.
  • Initial spaces with printed guide letters (unrubricated).
  • Princeton copy 1: Volume 3 only: Proverbs to Ecclesiasticus. Collation: a-o⁸.⁶ p⁶ q-r8 s-v⁶ x-N⁸.⁶ O-Q⁶.
  • Princeton copy 1: Manuscript letter of Margaret B. Stillwell (dated 1838) to an owner referred to as "Mr. Henry", in which she identifies the present copy in bibliographies such as GW and Hain, laid in at the beginning of the volume.
Binding note
Princeton copy 1: Bound in contemporary blind-stamped pigskin, with brass corner- and centerpieces, clasps, and chain (Kyriss shop 11, Heilbronn); fragments from a 15th century noted liturgical book used as binding waste.
  • V.1: Prima pars huius operis: continens textu[m] Biblie cu[m] postilla domini Hugonis cardinalis libroru[m] infro signatorum, videlicet Genesis ... Job
  • v.2: Secunda pars huius operis continens Psalteriu[m] cu[m] postilla domini Hugonis cardinalis
  • v.3: Tertia pars hui[us] operis: continens postilla[m] domini Hugonis cardinalis super Prouerbia ... Ecclesiasticum
  • v.4: Quarta partis hui[us] operis: co[n]tine[n]s textu[m] vnacu[m] postilla d[omi]ni Hugonis cardinalis Propheta[rum] Esaie ... Baruch
  • v.5: Quinta pars huius operis in se continens postillas domini Hugonis cardinalis Prophetarum et librorum Ezechielis ... Machabeoru[m] ii
  • v.6: Sexta pars huius operis co[n]tinens postillam d[omi]ni Hugonis cardinalis su[per] quattuor euangelia s[e]c[un]d[u]m Mattheu[m] ... Johannem
  • v.7: Septima pars hui[us] operis continens postillam d[omi]ni Hugonis Cardinalis super Epistolas Pauli ad Romanos i ... Hebreos i, item super Actus apostolorum, su[per] ep[isto]las Can[onicas] Jacobi i ... Jude i, Item super Apocalypsim.
Princeton copy 1: Manuscript ownership inscription from the Carmelite monastery in Heilbronn ("f.f. Carmel: Helpronensium”) on title page; bookplates of Joseph W. Drexel, Josephine W. Drexel and Lucy Wharton Drexel on front pastedown.
  • Incunabula short title catalogue, ib00610000
  • Goff, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries, B-610
  • Hain, L. Repertorium bibliographicum, 3175
  • Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Museum, III, p. 759 (IB. 37901)
  • Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke, 2883
Other format(s)
also available in an electronic version.
Place name(s)
Switzerland Basel.
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