"Author: Theobaldus, Sub-prior O.P. in villa Parisiensi (Sheppard), also named as Theobaldus de Saxonia"--ISTC. Title from title leaf (leaf a2r). Imprint from ISTC. "Also recorded as [Heidelberg: Heinrich Knoblochtzer, about 1488-89] and [Ulm: Johann Zainer, about 1490] and [about 1489-92] ... On the printer, see E. Voulliéme, in Aufsätze Fritz Milkau gewidmet (Leipzig, 1921) pp. 344ff. P. Amelung however assigns to Knoblochtzer at Heidelberg (cf. Informationsmittel für Bibliotheken 5 (1997) p. 61). Schreiber and Ohly-Sack assign the printing to Johann Zainer, Ulm; Schreiber dates it about 1485, and Ohly-Sack possibly about 1490. BSB-Ink dates about 1489-92"--ISTC. Chancery quarto. Leaf a2v: 30 lines; area of text: 136 x 87 mm. Initial spaces; spaces for paragraph marks. With signatures; without foliation or catchwords. Large historiated woodcut initial (65 x 62 mm.) on leaf a2v depicting "the Virgin and Child adored by a king, and a sibyl; the latter holds a scroll inscribed: Iam tuus regnat apollo Omnis feret o[mn]ia tellus."--BM 15th cent. Cf. Schreiber 4940. Signatures: a-c⁶ (c6 blank). Leaf c4v, line 7 reads: "in cesar cessasi[m] et hebraice dicitur mmmmm." A variant reads: "in cesar cessasi[m] hoc hebraice dicitur." Cf. Walsh.
Penn Libraries copy: leaf c4v, line 7 reads: in cesar cessasi[m] hoc hebraice dicitur. Leaf size: 205 x 141 mm. Penn Libraries copy: rubrication: initials, paragraph marks and capital strokes supplied in red. Penn Libraries copy has a few early ms. underlines and marginal notes in brown ink in text. Purchased for the Penn Libraries in 1990. Penn Libraries copy bound in full brown morocco(?); red morocco spine label with title and imprint date ("Pharetra fidei ca. 1490") stamped in gold. Penn Libraries copy imperfect: leaf c6 (blank) wanting. Photocopy available for public use.