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Introduction to the SIL Incunabula CollectionExplore the Incunabula CollectionVisit the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology

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Author: [N/A]
Short Title: Speculum exemplorum (1487)
Title: [Speculum exemplorum omnibus christicolis salubriter inspiciendum ut exemplis discant disciplinam.]
Imprint: Strasbourg: [Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg (Georg Husner), 4 Mar. 1487]
Comments and Notes: Title leaf wanting; title from Hain. Wrongly attributed in some sources to Aegidius Aurifaber; also sometimes attributed to Johann Busch. Incipit (leaf a2 recto) reads: Incipit Speculum exemplo[rum] ex diuersis libris in vnu[m] laboriose collectu[m] … Imprint from Goff. Colophon (leaf T6 verso) reads: Ad laude[m] [et] gloria[m] sempiterne indiuidueq[ue] Trinitatis, beatissime Marie V[ir]ginis, omnium sancto[rum] [et] angelo[rum]. Finitu[m] est [et] completum hoc speculu[m] exemplo[rum] in ciuitate Arge[n]tina anno D[omi]ni. M.cccclxxxvij. in die Sancti Adriani martyris gloriosi in Martio. Signatures: 1-48 a-c8 d-n8/6 o6 p-v8/6 x-y6 z8 A6 B-E8/6 F-G6 H8 I-K6 L8 M-N6 O8 P-S6 T8. Leaves printed on both sides; 47 lines per page. Text in double columns. Guide-letters. Leaves 4.8, T7 and T8 are blank. Includes index. Imperfect copy: Title leaf (1.1) and two final blank leaves (T7 and T8) wanting; leaf C4 torn, with some loss of text. Extensively rubricated throughout in red and blue inks; elaborate ms. initial on leaf a2 recto. Bookplate: Burndy Library ... gift of Bern Dibner. Armorial bookplate: Arma Iohannis Boni (with Latin motto). Printed bookseller's description of this copy pasted on front free endpaper. Bound in old full calf over wooden boards; raised bands; gilt-tooled spine.
Smithsonian Call Number: BV4224 .S74 1487
ISTC
Goff
Hain-Copinger
GW
Proctor
Polain
UKBYIS00653000-B
S-0653