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Balbus, Johannes:
Catholicon

ISTC No.ib00020000
AuthorBalbus, Johannes
TitleCatholicon
ImprintMainz : [Printer of the 'Catholicon'], '1460' [not before 1469]
Imprint[Johann Gutenberg?], 1460
Imprint[between 1460 and about 1472]
Format
NotesThree issues can be distinguished in spite of identical typesetting: a) printed on vellum or Bull's Head paper; b) on Galliziani paper; c) on Tower & Crown paper. This has given rise to the theory that issue a) was printed in 1460, issue b) in 1469 and issue c) about 1472; see P. Needham, in BSA 76 (1982) pp.395-456 and the articles "zur Catholicon-Forschung" in Wolfenbütteler Notizen zur Buchgeschichte 13 (1988) pp.105-232. For an alternative theory that all states were printed concurrently not before 1469, see L. Hellinga, 'The Mainz Catholicon 1460-1470: An experiment in book production' in her Incunabula in Transit (2018), pp. 126-203.
Language of itemlat
Reference worksGoff B20; HC 2254*; GfT 1638; DeR(M) 90; M.B. Stillwell, Gutenberg and the Catholicon of 1460 (New York: Edmond Byrne Hackett, 1936 accompanying the distribution of leaves from an incomplete paper copy); Pell 1702; CIBN B-13; SI 506; Zehnacker 340; Castan(Besançon); Delisle 209; Maignien(Grenoble) 87; Polain(B) 456 (4 ff., vell. only); IGI 1154; IBP 730; IDL 610; IBE 684; IJL2 57; Sallander 1597, 1597 bis; Coll(S) 137; Madsen 487; Martín Abad B-4; Nentwig 67; Voull(B) 1558; Voull(Trier) 919; Deckert 84; Hubay(Augsburg) 254; Ohly-Sack 352; Sack(Freiburg) 425; Schäfer 31; Borm 310; Kind(Göttingen) 1542, 1543; Walsh 28; Oates 47; Rhodes(Oxford Colleges) 245; Bod-inc B-010; Sheppard 90; Pr 146; BMC I 39; BSB-Ink B-8; GW 3182; Fac: Farnborough, 1971
Related resourcesMicrofiche: Primary Source Microfilm (an imprint of Cengage Learning), 1992. Incunabula: the Printing Revolution in Europe 1455-1500. Unit 1 - Printing in Mainz to 1480, MA 63

Holdings

AustriaWien, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (c, Ink 4.B.3)
BelgiumBrussels, Bibliothèque royale de Belgique (imperfect, only 4 leaves)
CanadaToronto ON, University of Toronto, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library (formerly Pommersfeldn SchönbornB)
DenmarkCopenhagen, Det Kongelige Bibliotek (2 leaves on vellum, a)
FranceAix-en-Provence BMéjanes (c)
Besançon, Bibliothèque Municipale (vell, imperfect)
Chantilly, Musée Condé (a)
Grenoble, Bibliothèque municipale (b)
Paris Chambre des Députés (b)
Paris Musée des lettres et manuscrits (b, Longleat copy, sold Christie's (London) 13 June 2002 lot 9. - coll. privée)
Paris, Bibliothèque de Sainte-Geneviève (a)
Paris, Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal (c)
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France (3, 1 a vellum, 1 b with 8 leaves on a, 1 c)
Strasbourg, Médiathèque André Malraux (1 leaf)
GermanyAschaffenburg, Hofbibliothek (a, vellum)
Augsburg, Staats- und Stadtbibliothek (b, imperfect)
Berlin, Staatsbibliothek (b)
Bernkastel-Kues, St. Nikolaus-Hospital Cusanus Stift (a, vellum, imperfect)
Bonn, Universitäts und Landesbibliothek (c)
Braunschweig, Stadtbibliothek (b)
Darmstadt, Universitäts und Landesbibliothek (c, Inc.V-6)
Donaueschingen FürstenbergHB (1 leaf only; sold)
Dortmund, Stadt- und Landesbibliothek (1 leaf only)
Dresden, Sächsische Landes- und Universitätsbibliothek (a, vellum)
Ermlitz ApelscheB (fragments, copy lost)
Frankfurt a. M., Universitätsbibliothek (a, imperfect)
Freiburg im Breisgau, Universitätsbibliothek (a, 4 leaves only, vell)
Gotha, Forschungsbibliothek (a)
Göttingen, Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen (2, a (fragment of f.233 only) and b)
Hannover, Museum August Kestner (2 leaves only, paper and vell)
Karlsruhe, Badische Landesbibliothek (c)
Kiel, Universitätsbibliothek (b)
Koblenz, Stiftung Staatliches Görres-Gymnasium Koblenz, Historische Bibliothek (c)
Leipzig, Deutsches Buch- und Schriftmuseum (b, now Moscow)
Mainz, Gutenberg-Museum (b, GM-Ink.33)
München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (a, vellum)
Nürnberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Bibliothek (3, 1 imperfect (b)
Schweinfurt, Bibliothek Otto Schäfer (c, sold, now Hiroshima University)
Stuttgart, Württembergische Landesbibliothek (a)
Trier, Bistumsarchiv, Dombibliothek (c, imperfect)
Trier, Wissenschaftliche Bibliothek der Stadt Trier / Stadtarchiv (c)
Wiesbaden, Hessische Landesbibliothek (b, with 1 sheet a)
Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek (c, imperfect)
HungarySárospatak Coll ref
ItalyGenova, Biblioteca Durazzo *BP (b, with rubricator's date 1472)
Milano, Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense (c)
Napoli, Biblioteca Nazionale Vittorio Emanuele III (c)
Parma, Biblioteca Palatina (b)
Roma, Biblioteca Casanatense (Vol. Inc. 1254 b)
JapanHino, Meisei University Library (c)
Hiroshima University of Economics (c, formerly Schäfer)
The NetherlandsDen Haag, Huis van het Boek (002 A 002; 039 C 006 [06]-[07]; 129 B 006) (2, 1 a, 1 b, imperfect, and 2 fragments)
Den Haag, Koninklijke Bibliotheek - Nationale Bibliotheek van Nederland (150 C 64 (fragment)
NorwayOslo, Katedralskole (1 leaf, in a copy of Stillwell)
PolandGniezno, Archiwum Archidiecezjalne (c)
Kraków, Biblioteka Jagiellońska (c)
Sandomierz Sem (c)
Wrocław EDA (c)
Wrocław, Biblioteka Uniwersytecka (c)
RussiaMoscow, Russian State Library (b, Leipzig DB/Buch copy)
St Petersburg, National Library of Russia (2, a, one formerly Lübeck StB)
SpainMadrid, Biblioteca Nacional de España (a, vellum)
Madrid, Real Academia de la Historia (b)
SwedenStockholm Swedish anonymous institution (2, fragments)
Stockholm, Kungliga Bibliotheket (fragment)
Uppsala, Universitetsbibliotek (3, fragments)
SwitzerlandBasel, Universitätsbibliothek (b, with buyer's date 1471)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandCambridge, University Library (c)
Chatsworth, Chatsworth House, Devonshire Collections, Library (b)
London, British Library (C.14.e.1 = IC.303) (On Galliziani paper, imperfect, wanting leaves 112-126, 197 and 236)
London, British Library (G.11966, 67 = IC.301) (On vellum)
London, British Library (IC.302) (On Tower & Crown paper)
London, British Library (IC.303a) (Leaf [M]1 only, on Galliziani paper, in a copy of Stillwell)
Manchester, University of Manchester, John Rylands Research Institute and Library (3383 (a)
Norfolk, Holkham Hall Library (a)
Oxford, Bodleian Library (a, quire [h] on b)
Oxford, Queen's College (c)
United States of AmericaBloomington IN, Indiana University, Lilly Library (b)
Boston MA, Public Library (vell, - 41 ff., formerly Gotha LB)
Boston MA, Public Library (Single leaf, B printing, Catholicon)
Bryn Mawr PA, Bryn Mawr College, Canaday Library (double leaf)
Cambridge MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library (b)
Chicago IL, The Newberry Library (a)
Dallas TX, Southern Methodist University, Bridwell Library (a, formerly Pembroke, HPK)
Milwaukee WI, University of Wisconsin, Golda Meir Library (1 leaf)
New Haven CT, Yale University, Beinecke Library (vell, + 1 f.)
New York NY, Columbia University, Butler Library (3 ff.)
New York NY, Public Library, Rare Book Division (2, 1 b, 1 c)
New York NY, The Morgan Library and Museum (b)
Princeton Univ., Scheide Library (c, with 1 quire b)
Providence RI, Brown University, John Carter Brown Library (c)
San Marino CA, Huntington Library (b) (with date of rubrication 17 Feb. 1473)
Washington DC, Library of Congress, Rare Book Division, Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (a)
Williamstown MA, Williams College, Chapin Library (b)
Vatican CityCittà del Vaticano, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Inc.S.241bis; Pal.lat.672)
Number of holding institutions95
Last Edit2024-05-03 12:00:00.00
 

Balbus, Johannes:
Catholicon

ISTC No.ib00020000
AuthorBalbus, Johannes
TitleCatholicon
ImprintMainz : [Printer of the 'Catholicon'], '1460' [not before 1469]
Imprint[Johann Gutenberg?], 1460
Imprint[between 1460 and about 1472]
Format
NotesThree issues can be distinguished in spite of identical typesetting: a) printed on vellum or Bull's Head paper; b) on Galliziani paper; c) on Tower & Crown paper. This has given rise to the theory that issue a) was printed in 1460, issue b) in 1469 and issue c) about 1472; see P. Needham, in BSA 76 (1982) pp.395-456 and the articles "zur Catholicon-Forschung" in Wolfenbütteler Notizen zur Buchgeschichte 13 (1988) pp.105-232. For an alternative theory that all states were printed concurrently not before 1469, see L. Hellinga, 'The Mainz Catholicon 1460-1470: An experiment in book production' in her Incunabula in Transit (2018), pp. 126-203.
Language of itemlat
Reference worksGoff B20; HC 2254*; GfT 1638; DeR(M) 90; M.B. Stillwell, Gutenberg and the Catholicon of 1460 (New York: Edmond Byrne Hackett, 1936 accompanying the distribution of leaves from an incomplete paper copy); Pell 1702; CIBN B-13; SI 506; Zehnacker 340; Castan(Besançon); Delisle 209; Maignien(Grenoble) 87; Polain(B) 456 (4 ff., vell. only); IGI 1154; IBP 730; IDL 610; IBE 684; IJL2 57; Sallander 1597, 1597 bis; Coll(S) 137; Madsen 487; Martín Abad B-4; Nentwig 67; Voull(B) 1558; Voull(Trier) 919; Deckert 84; Hubay(Augsburg) 254; Ohly-Sack 352; Sack(Freiburg) 425; Schäfer 31; Borm 310; Kind(Göttingen) 1542, 1543; Walsh 28; Oates 47; Rhodes(Oxford Colleges) 245; Bod-inc B-010; Sheppard 90; Pr 146; BMC I 39; BSB-Ink B-8; GW 3182; Fac: Farnborough, 1971
Related resourcesMicrofiche: Primary Source Microfilm (an imprint of Cengage Learning), 1992. Incunabula: the Printing Revolution in Europe 1455-1500. Unit 1 - Printing in Mainz to 1480, MA 63

Holdings

AustriaWien, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (c, Ink 4.B.3)
BelgiumBrussels, Bibliothèque royale de Belgique (imperfect, only 4 leaves)
CanadaToronto ON, University of Toronto, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library (formerly Pommersfeldn SchönbornB)
DenmarkCopenhagen, Det Kongelige Bibliotek (2 leaves on vellum, a)
FranceAix-en-Provence BMéjanes (c)
Besançon, Bibliothèque Municipale (vell, imperfect)
Chantilly, Musée Condé (a)
Grenoble, Bibliothèque municipale (b)
Paris Chambre des Députés (b)
Paris Musée des lettres et manuscrits (b, Longleat copy, sold Christie's (London) 13 June 2002 lot 9. - coll. privée)
Paris, Bibliothèque de Sainte-Geneviève (a)
Paris, Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal (c)
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France (3, 1 a vellum, 1 b with 8 leaves on a, 1 c)
Strasbourg, Médiathèque André Malraux (1 leaf)
GermanyAschaffenburg, Hofbibliothek (a, vellum)
Augsburg, Staats- und Stadtbibliothek (b, imperfect)
Berlin, Staatsbibliothek (b)
Bernkastel-Kues, St. Nikolaus-Hospital Cusanus Stift (a, vellum, imperfect)
Bonn, Universitäts und Landesbibliothek (c)
Braunschweig, Stadtbibliothek (b)
Darmstadt, Universitäts und Landesbibliothek (c, Inc.V-6)
Donaueschingen FürstenbergHB (1 leaf only; sold)
Dortmund, Stadt- und Landesbibliothek (1 leaf only)
Dresden, Sächsische Landes- und Universitätsbibliothek (a, vellum)
Ermlitz ApelscheB (fragments, copy lost)
Frankfurt a. M., Universitätsbibliothek (a, imperfect)
Freiburg im Breisgau, Universitätsbibliothek (a, 4 leaves only, vell)
Gotha, Forschungsbibliothek (a)
Göttingen, Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen (2, a (fragment of f.233 only) and b)
Hannover, Museum August Kestner (2 leaves only, paper and vell)
Karlsruhe, Badische Landesbibliothek (c)
Kiel, Universitätsbibliothek (b)
Koblenz, Stiftung Staatliches Görres-Gymnasium Koblenz, Historische Bibliothek (c)
Leipzig, Deutsches Buch- und Schriftmuseum (b, now Moscow)
Mainz, Gutenberg-Museum (b, GM-Ink.33)
München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (a, vellum)
Nürnberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Bibliothek (3, 1 imperfect (b)
Schweinfurt, Bibliothek Otto Schäfer (c, sold, now Hiroshima University)
Stuttgart, Württembergische Landesbibliothek (a)
Trier, Bistumsarchiv, Dombibliothek (c, imperfect)
Trier, Wissenschaftliche Bibliothek der Stadt Trier / Stadtarchiv (c)
Wiesbaden, Hessische Landesbibliothek (b, with 1 sheet a)
Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek (c, imperfect)
HungarySárospatak Coll ref
ItalyGenova, Biblioteca Durazzo *BP (b, with rubricator's date 1472)
Milano, Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense (c)
Napoli, Biblioteca Nazionale Vittorio Emanuele III (c)
Parma, Biblioteca Palatina (b)
Roma, Biblioteca Casanatense (Vol. Inc. 1254 b)
JapanHino, Meisei University Library (c)
Hiroshima University of Economics (c, formerly Schäfer)
The NetherlandsDen Haag, Huis van het Boek (002 A 002; 039 C 006 [06]-[07]; 129 B 006) (2, 1 a, 1 b, imperfect, and 2 fragments)
Den Haag, Koninklijke Bibliotheek - Nationale Bibliotheek van Nederland (150 C 64 (fragment)
NorwayOslo, Katedralskole (1 leaf, in a copy of Stillwell)
PolandGniezno, Archiwum Archidiecezjalne (c)
Kraków, Biblioteka Jagiellońska (c)
Sandomierz Sem (c)
Wrocław EDA (c)
Wrocław, Biblioteka Uniwersytecka (c)
RussiaMoscow, Russian State Library (b, Leipzig DB/Buch copy)
St Petersburg, National Library of Russia (2, a, one formerly Lübeck StB)
SpainMadrid, Biblioteca Nacional de España (a, vellum)
Madrid, Real Academia de la Historia (b)
SwedenStockholm Swedish anonymous institution (2, fragments)
Stockholm, Kungliga Bibliotheket (fragment)
Uppsala, Universitetsbibliotek (3, fragments)
SwitzerlandBasel, Universitätsbibliothek (b, with buyer's date 1471)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandCambridge, University Library (c)
Chatsworth, Chatsworth House, Devonshire Collections, Library (b)
London, British Library (C.14.e.1 = IC.303) (On Galliziani paper, imperfect, wanting leaves 112-126, 197 and 236)
London, British Library (G.11966, 67 = IC.301) (On vellum)
London, British Library (IC.302) (On Tower & Crown paper)
London, British Library (IC.303a) (Leaf [M]1 only, on Galliziani paper, in a copy of Stillwell)
Manchester, University of Manchester, John Rylands Research Institute and Library (3383 (a)
Norfolk, Holkham Hall Library (a)
Oxford, Bodleian Library (a, quire [h] on b)
Oxford, Queen's College (c)
United States of AmericaBloomington IN, Indiana University, Lilly Library (b)
Boston MA, Public Library (vell, - 41 ff., formerly Gotha LB)
Boston MA, Public Library (Single leaf, B printing, Catholicon)
Bryn Mawr PA, Bryn Mawr College, Canaday Library (double leaf)
Cambridge MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library (b)
Chicago IL, The Newberry Library (a)
Dallas TX, Southern Methodist University, Bridwell Library (a, formerly Pembroke, HPK)
Milwaukee WI, University of Wisconsin, Golda Meir Library (1 leaf)
New Haven CT, Yale University, Beinecke Library (vell, + 1 f.)
New York NY, Columbia University, Butler Library (3 ff.)
New York NY, Public Library, Rare Book Division (2, 1 b, 1 c)
New York NY, The Morgan Library and Museum (b)
Princeton Univ., Scheide Library (c, with 1 quire b)
Providence RI, Brown University, John Carter Brown Library (c)
San Marino CA, Huntington Library (b) (with date of rubrication 17 Feb. 1473)
Washington DC, Library of Congress, Rare Book Division, Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (a)
Williamstown MA, Williams College, Chapin Library (b)
Vatican CityCittà del Vaticano, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Inc.S.241bis; Pal.lat.672)
Number of holding institutions95
Last Edit2024-05-03 12:00:00.00