Summa in virtutes cardinales et vitia illis [con]traria, eoru[m]q[ue] remedia ad partem tertia[m] libri de naturalibus exemplis, feliciter incipit.

Standardized Title:
Summa in virtutes cardinales et vitia illis contraria.
Other Title:
Title in colophon: Summa de quatuor virtutibus cardinalibus et vitiis illis contrariis
[Paris : Ulrich Gering and Guillermus Maynyal, 16 Aug. 1480]
[296] leaves (the first and last blank) ; 30 cm. (fol.)
Cardinal virtues -- Early works to 1800.
Vices -- Early works to 1800.
Incunabula -- France -- Paris -- 1480.
Place of Publication:
France Paris.
Caption title.
Edited, with a table, by Nicolaus de Castro.
"Neither the author of this Summa nor the author of the Liber de naturalibus exemplis on which it appears to be a commentary has been discovered, nor does anything further appear to be known about the 'most famous' Nicolaus de Castro"--BM 15th cent.
Colophon (leaf [288]b): Su[m]ma de quatuor virtutibus Cardinalibus et vitiis illis [con]trariis, finit feliciter. Exaratu[m]q[ue] est hoc opus studiosissime i[n] vrbe p[ar]isiana celeberrima p[er] magistru[m] Vlricu[m] Gering. et. G. Maynyal. Anno ab incarnatione [christ]i. i480. die vero. i6. Augusti.
Signatures: a-z¹⁰ A-E¹⁰ F-G⁸.
Chancery folio, printed in double columns. Leaf a2r: 50 lines, plus headline, to a full column; area of text: 199 (207) x 139 mm.; column width: 64 mm. Initial spaces with guide-letters. With signatures; without foliation or catchwords.
Leaf [289]a: Registru[m] ... incipit.
Leaf [291]a: Sequit[ur] alia tabula s[ecundu]m ordine[m] alphabeti, a Celeberrimo viro Nicolao de castro ordinis Beate Marie de monte Carmeli, theologie professore laboriosissime collecta:qui et totius su[m]me corrector eximius fuit.
Local notes:
Yarnall Library of Theology (Saint Clement's Church, Philadelphia, Pa.) copy; on permanent deposit at the University of Pennsylvania Library.
Leaf size: 288 x 206 mm.
Rubrication: capital on leaf [2]a illuminated in gold, blue and maroon and colors; other capitals and paragraph-marks supplied in red or blue.
Early illegible ownership inscription on leaf a2r.
Half-bound in brown leather over green paper boards; five raised bands on spine; gold decorations in spine panels; two red morocco labels on spine with title, printer's name, and date stamped in gold; monogram "CC" stamped in gold at foot of spine.
Imperfect: first and last leaves (blank) wanting; leaves of first gathering detached at inner margin, mended and reattached with blank paper resulting in some loss of text; dampstaining at margins throughout; wormholes throughout, most pinpoint, only slightly affecting text.
Penn Chronology:
Cited in:
Hain-Copinger 15173
BM 15th cent. v. 8, p. 24 (IB.39121)
BN cat. des incun. S-503
IGI 9214
ISTC no. UKBYIS00862300-E
Nicolaus, de Castro.
Gering, Ulrich, d. 1510, printer.
Incunable Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
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