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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: Vincent, of Beauvais, d. 1264
Short Title: Speculum naturale (1476)
Title: Incipit Speculu[m] naturale Vincentij Beluace[n]s[is] fratris ordinis p[re]dicatorum : et primo p[ro]logus d[e] causa suscepti op[er]is et eius materia.
Imprint: Strasbourg: [The R-Printer (Adolph Rusch), not after 5 Apr. 1477]
Comments and Notes: ISTC uses author form: Vincentius Bellovacensis. A copy at Stuttgart LB has the rubricator's date 15 June 1476 (noted in P. Amelung, Katalog der Inkunabeln der Stadtbücherei Reutlingen, 1976, no.97). Title from incipit of v. 1 (leaf 2a). Imprint from Goff. Explicit of v. 1 (leaf 369b): Quo pacto simul om[n]es eo quo venerant agmine redeunt. Incipit of v. 2 (leaf 1a, table): XXXIX. Continentia libri deciminoni. Decimusnonus liber incipit agere de opere sexti diei hoc est de animalibus terrestribus & primo de iumentis siue pecoribus & armentis … Explicit of v. 2 (leaf 327b): Hec que iam dicta sunt de anti[christ]o et aduentu iudicis: dieq[ue] iudicij de bono[rum] remuneratione malorumq[ue] damnatione breuiori hic stilo perstricta sunt, sed latiore in fine speculi hystorialis p[ro]patescunt. Amen. Leaves printed on both sides. Text in double columns; 66 lines per page. Unsigned and without catchwords. Leaves 1 and 370 at beginning and end of v. 1 are blank; leaf 328 at end of v. 2 is blank. Rubricated, with historiated initials throughout. All blank leaves (v. 1, leaves 1 and 370; v. 2, leaf 328) are wanting in the Dibner Library copy. Partially legible stamp on inside front cover of both v.: Osterreichisches Bundesdenkmalamt. Bookplate: Burndy Library … gift of Bern Dibner. Contemporary full leather binding over wooden boards; covers blind-ruled in a diamond pattern, with blind-stamped flowers inside each lozenge on the front cover; raised bands; blind-tooled spine with floral decorations; vellum free endleaves; title inked on lower edge of each v.; remnants of leather and metal clasps. Laid-in items: photocopies of booksellers' descriptions of Vincent of Beauvais's Speculum naturale (this same ed. but not this same copy; H.P. Kraus) and Speculum morale (1493 ed.; Zeitlin & ver Brugge); also p. [125]-128 of The Yale University Library Gazette, v. 46, no. 3, January, 1972, featuring an article by Thomas E. Marston describing Yale's copy of Vincent of Beauvais's Speculum historiale (Strasbourg : J. Mentelin, 1473).
Smithsonian Call Number: AE2 .V56 1477
ISTC
Goff
Hain-Copinger
GW
Proctor
Polain
UKBYIV00292000-B
V-0292