Specula omnis status humane vite Venerabilis patris Dyonisij prioris domus Carthusie in ruremund : quo[rum] titulos vide in primo folio.

Jacobus, de Gruytrode, active 1440-1475.
Standardized Title:
Specula omnis status vitae humanae
Other Title:
Specula omnis status humanae vitae
[Nuremberg : Peter Wagner, 28 January 1495]
[118] leaves (leaf [118] blank) ; 23 cm. (4to)
m.r. rera onm. setr (C) 1495 (T)
Catholic Church -- Clergy -- Early works to 1800.
Spiritual life -- Catholic Church -- Early works to 1800.
Incunabula -- Germany -- Nuremberg -- 1495.
Place of Publication:
Germany Nuremberg.
By Jacobus de Gruytrode; wrongly ascribed to Dionysius Carthusiensis. Cf. BSB-Ink.
Edited by Peter Danhauser; cf. leaf [2]v.
Imprint from colophon (leaf o9v) which reads: Opus p[re]sens insigne [et] admodu[m] vtile impensis Petri wagner Nürenberge effigiatu[m] feliciter finit Anno salutis cristiane millesimo quadringentesimononagesimoquinto feria quarta post conuersionem sancti pauli.
Chancery quarto. Leaf a1v: 33 lines to a full page; area of text: 140 x 103 mm. Initial spaces, one (leaf h8v) with guide letter. Printed paragraph marks. With signatures; without foliation or catchwords.
Signatures: pi⁴ a-n⁸ o¹⁰ (last leaf blank).
Local notes:
Leaf size: 215 x 148 mm.
Rubrication: intial on leaf a1 in red and blue; capital strokes and initials, some with marginal extensions, in red throughout.
Penn Libraries copy has ms. notes and underlines in a few early hands throughout; foliated in ms.
Presented to the Penn Libraries in 1933 by Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach.
Penn Libraries copy: early ms. ownership inscription ("Bibliothecae Mon[aste]rij S. Petrj"), possibly from a Carthusian monastery, on title leaf ("Abstine sustine" is written in the same hand at the top of leaf pi2r).
Penn Libraries copy bound in full contemporary blind-tooled calf over square-edged wooden boards; remains of one leather and metal clasp with metal catchplate; evidence of eight metal corner plates and two metal bosses (now wanting); all edges yellow; spine rebacked in pachment; two leather labels (brown and black) with title and imprint stamped in gold: Dionys. Prior. Rure. Speculum Omnis Status. Nürnb. 1495. P. Wagner.
Penn Libraries copy has leaves k2 and k8 have holes in the lower margin (no loss of text), possibly where ms. notes were washed away.
Penn Libraries copy has leaves k3 and k6 have been detached from the gathering and rebound (at their original locations) with some loss of the inside margin; the stubs of both leaves are visible.
Penn Provenance:
Rosenbach, A. S. W. (Abraham Simon Wolf), 1876-1952 (donor)
Bibliotheca Monasterii S. Petri (former owner) (inscription)
Penn Chronology:
1495 (28 Jan.)
Cited in:
Goff D-248
BM 15th cent., II, 465 (IA.8000)
GW 8419
BSB-Ink. I-19
BN cat des incun. D-157
Walsh, J.E. 15th cent. printed books, 807-808
ISTC id00248000
Hain 6245
Hain-Copinger 6246
Proctor 2251
Denis, the Carthusian, 1402-1471.
Dannhauser, Peter, fl. 1490-1496.
Wagner, Peter, fl. 1483-1500, printer.
Incunable Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
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