Eruditiones christiane religionis plurimum vtiles & cuilibet christiano ad modum necessarie.

Riccio, Alfonso.
Other Title:
Eruditiones Christianae religionis plurimum utiles et cuilibet Christiano ad modum necessarie
[Paris : Printed by Jean Barbier for Jean Petit, ca. 1512]
[68] p. : ill. ; 20 cm. (4to)
Fingerprint: iqum s.t. nogi (C) 1512 (Q)
Catholic Church -- Catechisms -- Early works to 1800.
Place of Publication:
France Paris.
Author's name from dedicatory epistle on leaf a1v.
Imprint from Moreau.
Signatures: a-c⁸ d¹⁰.
Without pagination.
Woodcut title vignette (device of Jean Petit; cf. Renouard), illustrations and initials.
Printed marginalia.
Privilege granted to Jean Petit of Paris for three years from 11 November 1512. Cf. leaf d10v.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Henry Charles Lea Fund.
Lea Library copy bound with: Riccio, Alfonso. Dialogus quo ex sacre scripture priscorum[que] patrum dogmatibus purgatorium animabus purgandis pr[a]eparatum o[ste]nditur. Venundantur Parhisius : In vico Sancti Iacobi sub intersignio leonis argentei [i.e. Jean Petit, ca. 1513] -- Mahyeuc, Yves. Questio perpulchra qua inuestigatur si meritu[m] existentis in prosperis amplius sit [quam] illius qui fert pacienter aduersa. Venundantur Parrhisius : In vico Sancti Iacobi sub intersignio leonis argentei [i.e. Jean Petit, ca. 1513].
Lea Library come has a few early ink blots and smears on leaf a8v.
Lea Library copy purchased for the Penn Libraries in 2015 from PRPH Rare Books.
Lea Library copy has bookplate of Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow on front pastedown; ms. provenance inscription ("ex coll. John A. Sams") in pencil on verso of front free endpaper.
Lea Library copy bound by M. Godillot (name stamped in gold on tail turn-in of left board) in full red morocco; 5 raised bands on spine; "RICIUS" and "CHRISTIANE RELIGIONIS" stamped in gold on spine; gold-ruled cover edges; gold-tooled turn-ins; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt.
Penn Provenance:
Vershbow, Arthur, 1922-2012 (bookplate) (Lea Library copy)
Vershbow, Charlotte (bookplate) (Lea Library copy)
Sams, John A. (former owner) (inscription) (Lea Library copy)
Penn Chronology:
1512 (ca.)
Cited in:
Adams R-518
BP 16 BP16_102098
Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 955
Moreau, B. Inventaire chronologique des éditions parisiennes du XVIe siècle, II, 444
Pettegree & Walsby. French books III & IV, 84717
Renouard, P. Marques typographiques parisiennes, 888
Barbier, Jean, -1515, printer.
Petit, Jean, active 1492-1530, publisher.
Godillot, M., binder.
Henry Charles Lea Library (University of Pennsylvania)
Henry Charles Lea Fund.
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