Contenta in hoc volvmine : Pimander. Mercurij Trismegisti liber de de [sic] sapientia et potestate dei. Asclepius. Eiusdem Mercurij liber de voluntate diuina. Item Crater Hermetis A Lazarelo Septempedano. Petri Portae Monsterolensis dodecastichon ad lectorem. [12 line poem] Vale.

Uniform title
[Parisiis : in officina Henrici Stephani, M.D.V.] [1505].
81 (i.e. 82) leaves ; 20 cm.


Former owner
Rare books genre
  • Signatures: a-h⁸ i-l⁶.
  • Colophon: Crateris Hermetis adiecti Pimandro & Asclepio Mercurij Trismegisti finis. Parisiis in officina Henrici Stephani recognitoribus me[n]dasq[ue] ex ofcina eleuntibus Ioa[n]ne Solido Cracouiensi. & Volgacio Pratensi anno domini saluatoris M.D.V.Cale[n]dis Aprilis.
  • Spaces with guide letters left for capitals.
  • Errors in foliation: 26 as 29, 29 as 26, 30-34 as 20,21,22,22; 35 upside down 32; 36-39 as 26-29; 53 as 35; 67 omitted; 68-69 repeated, 76 as 68; 77 as 78; 90 as 82.
  • The poem on the title page is by Peter Porta, a corrector at the Estienne shop, who was assisted by Jan Schilling (Ioannes Solidus) and Wolfgang von Mart (Volgatius Pratensis), whose names are recorded in the Colophon.
With this is bound Johannes Damascenus ... Theologia ... 1507
Binding note
  • Ex copy: Binding includes fragments of breviary, France, ? early 15th cent.
  • Bound by the Carthusians at Wedderen, near Dülmen, Westphalia; in the lower panel of the front cover are 2 heart-shaped stamps containing letters "H" and "G", possibly the initials of the monk who bound the volume.
  • Bound in 16th-century blind stamped calf over wooden boards; blind-stamped with fleurs de lys, griffins, etc.; spine title painted in black on red.
In mss. on first titlepage: "Liber domui castrimarie prope Dulmaniam ordinis Carthusiensis.'
Source acquisition
Purchase; 1944.
  • Renouard 1505 no.3.
  • Schreiber no.4.
  • E. P. Goldschmidt, Gothic and Renaissance Bindings, Vol I, p. 249.
  • E. P. Goldschmidt, Catalogue forty-one. [Cover-title:] Books and manuscripts, ancient and mediaeval literature (London, 1936), no. 112.
Other title(s)
  • Asclepius.
  • Pimander.
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