Title: [ Biblia Latina ].
Uniform Title: Bible. Latin. Vulgate. 10 Nov.
Online Access: See fol.i with mss Ex
Libris [supplied by Prof. Watt]
Edition: Fourth Ed. --
Published: Nurnberg : Anton Koberger, 10 Nov.
(IV Id. Nov.) 1478.
Description: 2 v. in 1 ([469 leaves (i.e., ca.
978 p.], or: , cccclxj,  leaves ; 40 cm. (fol.)
Note: A reprint of the same printer's THIRD edition
of Apr. 14, 1478. Cf. Brit. Mus. Cat. (XV cent.). --
This so-called "Fourth Koberger Latin Bible"
follows the famous printer Koberger's more rare editions
of 14 April 1478, 1477, & 1475 which were all based
on Fust & Schoeffer's 1462 ed. --
Includes, on 10 unnumbered leaves, Menardus' "Generalis
et compendiosa librorum Bibliae notitia." -- This
summary & study-guide of the books of the Bible
was first printed in ca. 1474 by Bernhard Richel of
References: Hain-Copinger 3069; BM 15th cent. II, p.
416 (IC. 7180); GW 4234; Goff B-559.
Rubricated. Large initial supplied in red and blue on
leaf i (recto).
First leaf: recto blank; on verso: Locus libro[rum]
[= librorum] numerus dinoscitur ordo.
Leaf i (recto): Incipit ep[isto]la sancti Hieronymi
ad Paulinum ...
Imprint from Colophon (leaf cccclxj, verso):
"Anno incarnat[i]onis d[omini]ice. Millesimo quadringentesimo
septuagesimo octavo. Nove[m]bris v[e]r[o] ydus quarto
... In oppido Nurnberg[e]n[si]. per Antoniu[m] Coburger
pre fati oppidi incolam industria cuius q[uam] diligentissime
fabrefactum. finit feliciter." -- [Anno incarnationis
dominiice. Millesimo quadringentesimo septuagesimo octavo.
Novembris ve[e]ro ydus quarto ... In oppido Nurnbergensi.
per Antonium Coburger pre fati oppidi incolam industria
cuius quam diligentissime fabrefactum. finit feliciter].
Prof. David Watt has supplied the following information
(along with a beautiful photograph of fol. 1 recto,
with the mss Mertz "Ex Libris"): "Contents:
Begins with table of contents on verso of fol. 1. [fol.
1v]. -- The printed catalogue includes the following
[mss.] additions at the bottom of col. a.: Machabeorum
lib. 3 in hoc libro non reperitur. / Historicam de Susanna
invenies in capitulo Decimo tertio libri Danielis Propheta.
/ Historiam de Bael Babiloniae jdolo reperies in cap.
14 libri Danielis eiusdem. -- There are some, but very
few, marginal notes added by hand later in the text."
Binding: [contemporary] blind-tooled pigskin; the panel
stamp has worn away mostly on the front cover, but is
visible on the back; leather is on boards (there is
the suggestion that they are oak, but I cannot confirm
this). -- Parts of two clasps are visible, but no longer
functional. -- Scenes of the passion, the baptism, and
one other (depicting the trinity?) are visible. -- There
are three words interspersed. SPES MEA (with the passion,
although M and E would be biting here); IOH:Bab with
the baptism, and TRINIT with the third. -- 'Bibl lat.'
visible on spine. Number 14 appears on a sticker on
the spine as well. -- Decoration: Opening letter is
blue with red outline. Capitals throughout are in red
and blue (not alternating). There is no gold leaf. There
is no vineation." [Prof. Watt]. --
Copy of www.liveauctioneers.com Lot 1030, with
5 ills., is described such: Author: [Bible in Latin]
, 461,  leaves (i.e.; 936 pp.). Text printed in
double columns of 51 lines. First leaf with manuscript
outline of contents to recto and printed table of contents
on verso. Many decorative initials in red and blue,
some with flourishes; text rubricated throughout. (Folio)
16x10l, period full calf stamped in blind over heavy
wooden boards; boards ornamented with rosettes and other
ornaments within a tooled lattice center panel and ruled
borders. Third Edition of Koberger's Latin Bible. --
Dated in the colophon "Millesimo quadringentesimo
septuagesimo octavo. Maiu[e]r[o] . . . octavo decimo"
i.e.; May 18, 1478. Text includes the Old Testament
apocrypha and the Epistle of Menardus and the Table
of Canons (last 6 leaves). ... Anton Koberger's third
Latin Bible [was] issued just 3 years after his first
folio Bible of 1475. One of the earliest works from
one of the most important presses of the 15th century,
producing some 236 separate works in 50 years. The binding
is in the German style and original, likely from Koberger's
own bindery. Goff B-557. --
Copy held at the American Bible Society is described
as follows: Spine title: Biblia sacra. / On spine: Nuremb.
1478./ The Holy Bible in Latin, including the O.T. Apocrypha.
/ Title from incipit, f. 1 recto. Imprint from colophon:
"Anno incarnat[i]onis d[omi]nice. Millesimo quadringentesimo
septuagesimo octauo. Noue[m]bris v[e]r[o] ydus quarto
... In oppido Nurnberg[e]n[si] per Antoniu[m] Coburger
pre fati oppidi incolam industria cuius q[uam] diligentissime
fabrefactum. finit feliciter."/ Leaf facing 1st
leaf: "Locus libror[um] nume", followed by
list of contents and folio no./ The fourth edition of
the Latin Bible by Koberger. ABS copy is missing Ezekiel
36:7-40:29./ At end: 6 unnumbered leaves, containing
the Epistle of Menardus and the Table of Canons./ ABS
copy rebound in red morocco, with coat of arms on both
covers in gold. Feathered end papers. Gilt edges. Spine
title, place, and date in gold on spine./ Text printed
in Gothic letter, double column, 51 lines to a column,
solid paragraph form, without verse numbers. Title at
top of page centered over each column. First initial
in gold on a blue ground inside a border of red, green,
and mauve. First initial to each book in red, blue,
green, and magenta. Other initials in red or blue. First
page decorated with floral design down center of page
in gold, red, green, blue, and purple. Marginal references
in the Gospels. Without signatures. MS notes./ On inside
of ABS copy front cover there are two bookplates: "James
Norman"; "Ex libris John A. Murphy."/
United Bible Societies language: Latin.
A description of the 14 April 1478 THIRD ed. offered
by Christie's reads: "Royal 2° (412
x 2879m). -- Collation: [1/12 ; 2-22/10 ; 23-24/6 ;
25-36/10 ; 37-38/6 ; 39-41/10 ; 42-43/8 ; 44-48/10 ;
49/6]. -- (1/1r blank, 1/1v contents, -- 1/2r Genesis-Psalms,
-- 25/1r Proverbs-Maccabees, -- 39/1r Gospels, -- 44/1r
Pauline Epistles, Acts, Catholic Epistles, Apocalypse,
-- 48/10v colophon, -- 49/1r treatise of Menardus, --
canon tables). -- 468 leaves. 51 lines and headline,
double column, canon marginalia in the Gospels. -- Type:
3:110G (text), 4:160G (headline, chapter incipits).
3- to 13-line initial spaces. -- Major initial spaces
left blank, others with alternating red, blue or magenta
initials, red, blue or magenta paragraph marks, red
capital strokes. ... [BINDING]: Contemporary German
blindstamped calf over unbevelled wooden boards, sides
with central panel of foliate tool within lattice compartments,
border of alternating rosettes and a different foliate
tool (tools not in Kyriss or Schwenke-Sammlung), two
chased brass catchplates on upper cover, ... endpapers
from a printed edition of Persius with commentary of
B. Fontius [57 lines of commentary, type 81R, bull's
head watermark] ..." -- References: HC *3068; BMC
II, 415 (IC. 7168); BSB B-429; GW 4232; IDL 826; IGI
1655; Pellechet 2296; Goff B-557. -- (http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/lot_details.aspx?intObjectID=2069081)
Local Note: St. John's College Rare Book.
Provenance: St. John's College (now a part of
the University of Manitoba) acquired this book in June
1897 from the Rev. Dan Greatorex, B.D., Vicar of St.
Paul's Whitechapel. -- A book plate appears inside the
front pastedown to this effect: 'Presented by the Rev.
Dan Greatorex. B. D. Vicar of St. Paul's Whitechapel.
To St. John's College , Winnipeg. June 1897.' -- Other
marks of ownership: Possible signs of cataloguing or
sale inside front cover. -- [fol. 1r] The following
names appear on this folio, which is not printed: Andreas
Tomanykl ; Andreas Tomanykl Ciuis Visconien me pos[unreadable]
; Ex libris L. P. Mertz de Vils in Schmidmuhln et Pilsheinib.
p. -- [fol. 2r] Ex libris Johannis Merrz [sic! for Mertz]
de Vils. -- There is also a watermark on the pastedown
at the end of the volume. (Prof. Watt). --
Subjects: Printing Germany Nuremberg History To 1500.
Incunabula Germany Nuremberg.
Koberger, Anton, a. 1440-1513,
Menardus, Monachus. Generalis et compendiosa librorum
Biblia Sacra Latina .
Incipit epistola sancti Hieronini ad Paulinum...
Holdings: Archives & Special Collections BS 75