Ecclesiastica historia diui Eusebii ; et, Ecclesiastica historia gentis Anglorum Venerabilis Bede / cu[ius] vtraru[m][que] historiarum per singulos libros recollecta capitulorum annotatione.

Eusebius, of Caesarea, Bishop of Caesarea, approximately 260-approximately 340 [Browse]
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[Strasbourg] : [Georg Husner], [1500 Mar. 14]
[320] p. ; 26 cm


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Rare books genre
  • Books 1-9 of Eusebius translated by Rufinus Tyrannius; books 10-11 by Rufinus.
  • Imprint from ISTC.
  • On fol. o8r: Expliciu[n]t libri eccl[es]iastice historie.
  • Colophon (fol. B6r): Libri eccl[es]iastice historie ge[n]t[is] Anglo[rum] imp[re]ssi inclyta ciuitate Argentinen[si] dilige[n]ter reuisi ac eme[n]dati finiu[n]t feliciter. Anno salutis n[ost]re Millesimo[qui]ngentesimo xiiij die Marcij.
  • Signatures: pi⁶ a⁸ b-n⁶ o⁸ p-z⁶ A-B⁶
  • First gathering numbered 2-4 but not signed.
  • Printed in double columns. 50 lines and head-lines. Types: 156, title and head-lines; 80, text. Capital spaces with guide-letters. Head-lines identify titles and book numbers.
  • Initials supplied in red.
  • ExI copy: This copy was extensively annotated by at least one early reader -- the hand varies, but judging by the trimming of the notes by the binder's knife, almost all must predate 1615 -- but although they appear on nearly every page of the Eusebius, the margins of the Bede are entirely blank after the first three leaves.
Binding note
ExI copy: Early seventeenth-century blind-tooled pigskin, stamped on front with the arms of Benediktinerkloster St. Stephan at Würzburg and the motto: En tria distinctis clypeis insignia aspectas Quae gestant abbas regula cenobium. Arms are blocked in black with the date 1615 below. In blind, surrounding the arms, are borders of portrait and vine rolls. Back cover has central panel containing a saint's portrait surrounded by the same rolls, two fore-edge clasps (initialled 'WS'), edges blue, top compartment of spine titled in ink, a label removed from second-from-bottom compartment.
ExI copy: Ownership inscription of the library of the Benediktinerkloster St. Stephan at Würzburg, bookplate of Peter John Bruff and another armorial bookplate (signed 'Austin'), plus ownership inscription of the Revd Richard Wilson of Otley (1857) and a bibliographical note to front endpapers.
  • Goff E-129
  • ISTC ie00129000
  • Hain-Copinger 6714
  • BM 15th cent. I, p. 162 (IB. 2377)
  • GW 9439
  • Pellechet 4640
  • Polain 1430
  • Bodleian Lib. 15th cent. E-046
  • BSB-Ink E-113
  • IGI 3764
Other title(s)
Ecclesiastica historia gentis Anglorum.
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