Incunabula Short Title Catalogue

Balbus, Johannes:
Catholicon

ISTC No.ib00020000
AuthorBalbus, Johannes
TitleCatholicon
Imprint[Mainz : 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.
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, ÖNB (c, Ink 4.B.3)
BelgiumBrussels, BR (imperfect, only 4 leaves)
CanadaToronto, Fisher Library (formerly Pommersfeldn SchönbornB)
DenmarkCopenhagen RL (2 leaves on vellum, a)
FranceAix-en-Provence BMéjanes (c)
Besançon BM (vell, imperfect)
Chantilly MCondé (a)
Grenoble BM (b)
Paris Arsenal (c)
Paris BN (3, 1 a vellum, 1 b with 8 leaves on a, 1 c)
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 Ste Geneviève (a)
Strasbourg BM (1 leaf)
GermanyAschaffenburg HB (a, vellum)
Augsburg SStB (b, imperfect)
Berlin SB (b)
Bernkastel-Kues NikolHospital (a, vellum, imperfect)
Bonn ULB (c)
Braunschweig StB (b)
Darmstadt ULB (c, Inc.V-6)
Dortmund StLB (1 leaf only)
Dresden SLUB (a, vellum)
Frankfurt(Main) UB (a, imperfect)
Freiburg i.Br. UB (a, 4 leaves only, vell)
Gotha ForschLB (a)
Göttingen SUB (2, a (fragment of f.233 only) and b)
Hannover KestnerM (2 leaves only, paper and vell)
Karlsruhe BLB (c)
Kiel UB (b)
Koblenz GörresGym (c)
Leipzig DB/Buch (b, now Moscow)
Mainz GM/StB (b, GM-Ink.33)
München BSB (a, vellum)
Nürnberg GNM (3, 1 imperfect (b)
Schweinfurt Otto-Schäfer (c, sold, now Hiroshima University)
Stuttgart WLB (a)
Trier DomB (c, imperfect)
Trier StB (c)
Wiesbaden HLB (b, with 1 sheet a)
Wolfenbüttel HAB (c, imperfect)
HungarySárospatak Coll ref
ItalyGenova Durazzo *BP (b, with rubricator's date 1472)
Milano N (c)
Napoli N (c)
Parma Pal (b)
Roma Cas (Vol. Inc. 1254 b)
JapanHino, Meisei UL (c)
Hiroshima University of Economics (c, formerly Schäfer)
The NetherlandsThe Hague MMW (002 A 002; 039 C 006 [06]-[07]; 129 B 006) (2, 1 a, 1 b, imperfect, and 2 fragments)
The Hague RL (150 C 64 (fragment)
NorwayOslo Katedralskole (1 leaf, in a copy of Stillwell)
PolandGniezno AA (c)
Kraków J (c)
Sandomierz Sem (c)
Wrocław EDA (c)
Wrocław U (c)
RussiaMoscow SL (b, Leipzig DB/Buch copy)
St Petersburg NL (2, a, one formerly Lübeck StB)
SpainMadrid BN (a, vellum)
Madrid RAH (b)
SwedenStockholm RL (fragment)
Stockholm Swedish anonymous institution (2, fragments)
Uppsala UB (3, fragments)
SwitzerlandBasel UB (b, with buyer's date 1471)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (C.14.e.1 = IC.303) (On Galliziani paper, imperfect, wanting leaves 112-126, 197 and 236)
(G.11966, 67 = IC.301) (On vellum)
(IC.302) (On Tower & Crown paper)
(IC.303a) (Leaf [M]1 only, on Galliziani paper, in a copy of Stillwell)
Cambridge UL (c)
Chatsworth (b)
Holkham (a)
Manchester JRL (3383 (a)
Oxford Bodley (a, quire [h] on b)
Oxford, Queen's College (c)
United States of AmericaBoston Public Library (vell, - 41 ff., formerly Gotha LB)
Boston Public Library (Single leaf, B printing, Catholicon)
Brown Univ., John Carter Brown Library (c)
Bryn Mawr College, Goodhart Medieval Library (double leaf)
Cambridge MA, Harvard College Library, Houghton Library (b)
Indiana Univ., The Lilly Library (b)
Library of Congress, Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (a)
New York Public Library, Rare Book Division (2, 1 b, 1 c)
New York, Columbia University, Butler Library (3 ff.)
New York, The Morgan Library and Museum (b)
Princeton Univ., Scheide Library (c, with 1 quire b)
San Marino CA, Huntington Library (b) (with date of rubrication 17 Feb. 1473)
Southern Methodist Univ., Bridwell Library (a, formerly Pembroke, HPK)
The Newberry Library (a)
Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1 leaf)
Williams College, Chapin Library (b)
Yale Univ., Beinecke Library (vell, + 1 f.)
Vatican CityVaticano BAV (Inc.S.241bis; Pal.lat.672)
Number of holding institutions93
Last Edit2021-03-26 09:18:11
 

Balbus, Johannes:
Catholicon

ISTC No.ib00020000
AuthorBalbus, Johannes
TitleCatholicon
Imprint[Mainz : 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.
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, ÖNB (c, Ink 4.B.3)
BelgiumBrussels, BR (imperfect, only 4 leaves)
CanadaToronto, Fisher Library (formerly Pommersfeldn SchönbornB)
DenmarkCopenhagen RL (2 leaves on vellum, a)
FranceAix-en-Provence BMéjanes (c)
Besançon BM (vell, imperfect)
Chantilly MCondé (a)
Grenoble BM (b)
Paris Arsenal (c)
Paris BN (3, 1 a vellum, 1 b with 8 leaves on a, 1 c)
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 Ste Geneviève (a)
Strasbourg BM (1 leaf)
GermanyAschaffenburg HB (a, vellum)
Augsburg SStB (b, imperfect)
Berlin SB (b)
Bernkastel-Kues NikolHospital (a, vellum, imperfect)
Bonn ULB (c)
Braunschweig StB (b)
Darmstadt ULB (c, Inc.V-6)
Dortmund StLB (1 leaf only)
Dresden SLUB (a, vellum)
Frankfurt(Main) UB (a, imperfect)
Freiburg i.Br. UB (a, 4 leaves only, vell)
Gotha ForschLB (a)
Göttingen SUB (2, a (fragment of f.233 only) and b)
Hannover KestnerM (2 leaves only, paper and vell)
Karlsruhe BLB (c)
Kiel UB (b)
Koblenz GörresGym (c)
Leipzig DB/Buch (b, now Moscow)
Mainz GM/StB (b, GM-Ink.33)
München BSB (a, vellum)
Nürnberg GNM (3, 1 imperfect (b)
Schweinfurt Otto-Schäfer (c, sold, now Hiroshima University)
Stuttgart WLB (a)
Trier DomB (c, imperfect)
Trier StB (c)
Wiesbaden HLB (b, with 1 sheet a)
Wolfenbüttel HAB (c, imperfect)
HungarySárospatak Coll ref
ItalyGenova Durazzo *BP (b, with rubricator's date 1472)
Milano N (c)
Napoli N (c)
Parma Pal (b)
Roma Cas (Vol. Inc. 1254 b)
JapanHino, Meisei UL (c)
Hiroshima University of Economics (c, formerly Schäfer)
The NetherlandsThe Hague MMW (002 A 002; 039 C 006 [06]-[07]; 129 B 006) (2, 1 a, 1 b, imperfect, and 2 fragments)
The Hague RL (150 C 64 (fragment)
NorwayOslo Katedralskole (1 leaf, in a copy of Stillwell)
PolandGniezno AA (c)
Kraków J (c)
Sandomierz Sem (c)
Wrocław EDA (c)
Wrocław U (c)
RussiaMoscow SL (b, Leipzig DB/Buch copy)
St Petersburg NL (2, a, one formerly Lübeck StB)
SpainMadrid BN (a, vellum)
Madrid RAH (b)
SwedenStockholm RL (fragment)
Stockholm Swedish anonymous institution (2, fragments)
Uppsala UB (3, fragments)
SwitzerlandBasel UB (b, with buyer's date 1471)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (C.14.e.1 = IC.303) (On Galliziani paper, imperfect, wanting leaves 112-126, 197 and 236)
(G.11966, 67 = IC.301) (On vellum)
(IC.302) (On Tower & Crown paper)
(IC.303a) (Leaf [M]1 only, on Galliziani paper, in a copy of Stillwell)
Cambridge UL (c)
Chatsworth (b)
Holkham (a)
Manchester JRL (3383 (a)
Oxford Bodley (a, quire [h] on b)
Oxford, Queen's College (c)
United States of AmericaBoston Public Library (vell, - 41 ff., formerly Gotha LB)
Boston Public Library (Single leaf, B printing, Catholicon)
Brown Univ., John Carter Brown Library (c)
Bryn Mawr College, Goodhart Medieval Library (double leaf)
Cambridge MA, Harvard College Library, Houghton Library (b)
Indiana Univ., The Lilly Library (b)
Library of Congress, Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (a)
New York Public Library, Rare Book Division (2, 1 b, 1 c)
New York, Columbia University, Butler Library (3 ff.)
New York, The Morgan Library and Museum (b)
Princeton Univ., Scheide Library (c, with 1 quire b)
San Marino CA, Huntington Library (b) (with date of rubrication 17 Feb. 1473)
Southern Methodist Univ., Bridwell Library (a, formerly Pembroke, HPK)
The Newberry Library (a)
Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1 leaf)
Williams College, Chapin Library (b)
Yale Univ., Beinecke Library (vell, + 1 f.)
Vatican CityVaticano BAV (Inc.S.241bis; Pal.lat.672)
Number of holding institutions93
Last Edit2021-03-26 09:18:11