Scholastica historia Magistri Petri comestoris sacre scripture serie[m] breue[m] nimis [et] expositam exponentis.

Petrus, Comestor, active 12th century.
Standardized Title:
Historia scholastica
Imp[re]ssa arge[n]tine ... : [Georg Husner], Anno salutis nostre Millesimo quingentesimo xv. die mensis Iulij [15 July 1500]
[208] leaves ; 30 cm. (fol.)
r-ra iaa- vip- Dero (C) 1500 (T)
Bible -- History of Biblical events -- Early works to 1800.
Incunabula -- France -- Strasbourg -- 1500.
Bevelled edge boards (Binding)
Manuscript waste (Binding)
Clasps (Binding)
Wooden boards (Binding)
Place of Publication:
France Strasbourg.
Title from title leaf (leaf a1r).
Printer's name supplied from ISTC. Place and date of printing from colophon on leaf K7v, which reads: Scholastica historia magistri Petri comestoris. Imp[re]ssa arge[n]tine finit feliciter. Anno salutis nostri Millesimo quingentesimo xv. die mensis Iulij.
Signatures: a⁸ b-z⁶ A⁸ B-G⁶ H-K⁸ (leaf K8 blank).
Leaf B1 is unsigned; leaf D2 signed "D 3".
Chancery folio, printed in double columns. Leaf a4r: 51 lines to a full column, plus headline; area of text: 199 (215) x 136 mm.; col. width: 64 mm. Initial spaces with guide letters. With signatures; without foliation or catchwords.
Local notes:
Lea Library copy bound with: Gesta Romanorum. Gesta rhomanorum cu[m] applicationib[us] moralisatis ac misticis. [Strasbourg : Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg (Georg Husner)], Anno nostre salutis. M.cccclxxxix. In die sancti Sixti pape & martyris [6 August 1489] [Goff G-292]
Leaf size: 283 x 194 mm.
Lea Library copy: rubrication: large initial in red and blue with (later additional?) decoration in brown on leaf a2r; initials in red, blue, or red and blue; paragraph marks, underlines, capital strokes, manicules and marginal marks and notes in red.
Lea Library copy: signature mark on leaf D2 corrected in ms.
Lea Library copy has large ms. banderole on title leaf; large ms. bust portrait of a man (with partially illegible caption: [...]ns: Hauptmann Tschufele) in pencil on verso of title leaf.
Lea Library copy has partially illegible early (16th-century?) ms. provenance inscription ("Johannes Kneussl[?] in pontificalib[us] suff[raganeus?] Brixin[ensis?] legauit hunc librum beneficio S. Barb[arae]: [...] possessor [per] septem annos fuit[?]. [Obiit] M. 5. 33. Sabb[ato] an[te] Oculi. Sepultus in Monasterio soro[rum] an[te] altar[em?] S. Annae. Requiescat in pace. [...]") on title leaf.
Lea Library copy has autograph of Henry Charles Lea dated 1877 on title leaf; early ms. ownership inscription ("Ex Bibl[io]t[e]ca. S Barbara") on title leaf.
Lea Library copy bound in full blind-tooled parchment(?) over beveled-edge wooden boards; 2 leather and metal fore-edge clasps with metal catchplates; 4 raised bands on spine; paper label with ms. titles on spine; titles ("Scolas. histo." in red and dark ink; "Gesta Romano[rum]" in dark ink) on tail edge; modern endpapers; portion of early parchment ms. leaf, probably from a gradual (with text and music for sequences for the Nativity of John the Baptist, the Ascension, and Corpus Christi, written in a gothic bookhand in dark ink with initials and bounding lines in red ink and 4-line staves, text and neumes in dark ink) used as binder's waste.
Lea Library copy: title leaf damaged (large hole in lower portion of leaf) and reinforced on recto and verso; 2 holes in fore-edge margin of leaf F1; portion of fore-edge margin of leaf K7 torn off.
Penn Provenance:
Lea, Henry Charles, 1825-1909 (autograph) (Lea Library copy)
Bibliotheca S. Barbara (Bressanone, Italy) (former owner) (inscription) (Lea Library copy)
Kneussl(?), Johannes (former owner) (inscription) (Lea Library copy)
Penn Chronology:
1500 (15 July)
Cited in:
Goff P-466
BM 15th cent., I, p. 163 (IB.2384)
GW M32180
BSB-Ink. P-307
BN cat. des incun. P-228
ISTC ip00466000
Hain *5538
Husner, Georg, -1505, printer.
Incunable Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Henry Charles Lea Library (University of Pennsylvania)
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