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Frank V. de Bellis Collection - Incunables

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Incunabula, plural of incunabulum [Late Lat.,=cradle (books); i.e., books of the cradle days of printing], books printed in the 15th cent. The known incunabula represent about 40,000 editions. The books include products of more than 1,000 presses, including such famous printers as Gutenberg, Jenson, Caxton, and Aldus Manutius and give evidence as to the development of typography in its formative period. These books were generally large quarto size, bound in calf over boards of wood, decorated with red initials (rubricated) and ornamental borders, and carrying a colophon but no title page.
Excerpted from: The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia Copyright © 2004, Columbia University Press. 1/25/2007

Incunabula

Antonius de Vercellis: Sermones quadragesimales. Venice, Joannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis [de Forlivio for Alexander Calcedonius] Feb. 16, 1492. First and only Incunable Edition of a collection of seventy-one sermons by a Franciscan monk.

Astesanus de Ast: Summa de casibus conscientiae. Venice, Johannes de Colonia and Johannes Manthen, 1478.

Augustine (Saint): Vita. Venice, Dioniso Bertocchi da Bologna, 1491.

Bernardus Claravallensis (Saint) [Bernard of Clairveaux]: Sermoni sopra la cantica di Salomone. Milan, Scinzenzeler, June 30, 1494.

Bossus, Donatus: Chronica. Milan, Antonius Zarotus, 1492.

Caracciolus, Robertus: Sermones de laudibus Sanctorum. Venice, Georgius Arrivabenus, 1489.

Euclid: Elementa Geometriae. Vicenza, Leonardus (Achates) de Basilea, 1491.

Fenestella, Lucius: De Romanorum Magistratibus. Milan, before November 7, 1478.

Gaetano da Thiene: Expositio super libros de Anima Aristotelis. Vicenza, Enrico di Santorso, November 25, 1486.

Herodotus: Historiae. Venice, Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, March 4, 1494.

Justinus, Florus, Rufus: Quattuor and Quadraginta Librorun Historiarum Trogi Pompeii in totide libellos contractio. S.1., Badius Ascensius, 1472 [sic. after 1500].

Livy (Titus Livius): Decades. Venice, Philippus Pincius, for Lucatonio Giunta, November 3, 1495.

Mela, Pomponius: Cosmographia diue de situ orbis. Milan, Pamfilo Castaldi, 1471.

Persius: Cum Tribus Commentariis. Venice, Joannes de Tridino, 1499. Bound in: Juvenalis Cum Commento Joannis Britannici. N.p., 1503. Sidonius Apollinaris Cum Commentariis. Milan, Scisenzeler,(sic) 1498.

Petrarca (Petrarch): De remediis utriusque fortunae. Cremona, Bernardinus de Misintis, 1492.

Rufus, Quintus Curtius: La Historia d’Alexandro Magno, tradocta in vulgare da P. Candido. Florence, Jacobo de Ripoli, 1478.

Salviatus: De natura angelica. Florence [Bartolomeo de Libri] 1499.

Sidonius, Apollinaris: Cum Commentariis. Milan, Scisenzeler, (sic) 1498. Bound in: Juvenalis Cum Commento Joannis Britannici. n.p., 1503. Persius Cum Tribus Commentariis. Venice, Joannes de Tridino, 1499.

Suetonius: Vitae Caesarum. Venice, Nicolaus Jenson, 1471.

Listed by printer, below is a selection of some of the approximately 200 incunabula leaves included in the collection

Anonymous printer (Jenson, Venice, 1477?). Pacificus.

Amerbach, Johann. Basel, 1494? Augustinus. Sermones. III.

Arnoldus, Christophorus. Venice, 1476. Albertus magnus. Compendium theologicae veritatis.

Aurl, Leonhardus. Venice, 1473. Eusebius Caesariensis. De evnagelica praeparatione.

Bämler, Johann. Augsburg, 1484. Auslegung. Auslegung der heiligen Messe.

Bämler, Johann. Augsburg, year unknown. Ehe, Neue. Die Neue Ehe und das Passional von Jesu.

Benalius, Bernardinus. Venice, 1483. Jacobus Philippus de Bergamo. Supplementum chronicarum.

Bernardinus de Misintis, for Angelus Britannicus. Brescia, 1495. Bonaventura. S. Opuscula.

Brandis, Lucas. Lübeck, 1475. Rudimentum novitiorum.

Callierges, Zacharias, for Nicolaus Blastus and Anna Notaras. Venice, 1499. Etymologicum Magnum Graecum.

Celleri, Bernardino de. Treviso, 1480. Dionysius of Halicarnassus. Antiquitates Romanae.

Colonia, Johannes de, and Johannes Manthen. Venice, 1474. Platea. Opus restitutionum.

Colonia, Johannes de, and Johannes Manthen. Venice, 1478. Duns Scotus., Johannes. Quaestiones in quattuor libros sententiarum. I.

Dinckmut, Conrad. Ulm, 1484. Johannes Friburgensis. Summa confessorum.

Froben, Johann and Johann Petri. Basel, 1498. Biblia Latina. Moraliter Deuteronomiu. Ca. XXII additio.

Girardengus, Nicolaus. Pavia, 1482. Bernardus Claravallensis. Sermones super Cantica canticorum.

Grüninger, Joh. Reinhart de. Strassburg [not beforew 1487]. Breviarum Cisterciense.

Hamman, Joh., for Octavianus Scotus. Venice, 1494. Missale Dominicanum.

Hectoris, Benedictus. Bologna, 1493. Suetonius Tranquillus, Caius. Vitae XII Caesarum.

Hochfeder, Caspar. Nuremberg, 1494. Thomas á Kempis.

Kesler. Basel, 1489. Epistolae. Tractatus IIII Epistola LV, p. CXLIII.

Koberger. Nuremberg, 1477. Antoninus. Summa Theologica. Capitulum primum.

Koberger, Anton. Nuremberg, 1483. Ninth German Bible. XXI.

Locatellus, Bonetus, for Octavanius Scotus. Venice, 1494. Horatius. Opera.

Manzolus, Michael. Treviso, 1480. Livius, Titus. Historiae Romanae decades.

Mantelin, Johann. Strassburg, not after 1471. Augustinus, Aurelius. Epistolae.

Pietro, Filippo de. Venice, 1482. Aristoteles. Opera de naturalia philosophia. “de celo e mundo”.

Pietro, Gabriele di. Tarvisinus, Venice, 1477. Jacobus de Voragine. [In Italian] Legenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia.

Quentell, Heinrich. Cologne, 1479. Rolewink. Fasciculus Temporum.

Ratdolt, Erhard. Venice, 1483. Eusebius Caesariensis. Chronicon.

Reuwich, Erhard. Mainz, 1486. Breydenbach, Bernard von. Die heylingen reussen gen Jherusalem.

Riessinger, Sixtus, and Georgius Herolt. Rome, 1483. Decisiones Rotae Romanae.

Rusch, Adolf (the R-Printer). Strassburg, about 1470. Magni, Jacobus. Sophologium. Book II.

Sensenschmidt, Joh. Nuremberg, 1472. Albrecht Eyb. Margarita poetica.

Silber, Eucharius for Michael Fernus. Rome, 1495. Campanus, Johannes Antonius. Opera.

Sweynheim and Pannartz. Rome, 1471. Nicolaus de Lyra. Glossae. VIII.

Vercellensis, Johannes Rubeus. Venice, 1496. Hieronymus. Epistolae.

Wagner, Peter. Nuremberg, 1495. Dionysus Carusianus. Specula omnis status vitae humane.

Wenssler, Michael. Basel, 1476. Thomas Acquinas. Catena aurea super quattuor evangelistas.

Wenssler, Michael. Basel, 1476. Clemens V, Pope. Constitutiones.

Zarotus, Antonius. Milano, 1492. Bossius, Donatus. Chronica.

Zel, Ulrich. Cologne, not after 1472. Isidorus Hispalensis. De summo bono.

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