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Collection: Peter Schoeffer: Printer of Mainz
31 leaves of the Latin Vulgate Bible printed by Gutenberg in his style of 42 lines of "Missal" type per column.
1 vellum leaf of the "Gutenberg Bible" produced by Gutenberg, Fust, and Schoeffer. It was recovered from binder's waste.
1 vellum leaf from the 36-line Bible printed in the "Donatus-Kalendar" type. This leaf was recovered as binder's waste. The printer is thought to either be Pfister or Gutenberg.
Fragment of a vellum leaf of a Latin Psalter printed by Fust and Schoeffer. It had previously been used as binder's waste.
Latin dictionary printed by either Gutenberg or Schoeffer. This copy has the Bull's Head watermarks, datable c. 1460. The printing date of this item is contested but is likely 1460.
1469 printing of the Catholicon. This fragment was recovered binder's waste.
A treatise on the significance of the sacramental ceremonies, describing the church edifice, its officers, their vestments, the Mass, the other divine offices, the dominical feast days, saints' days, and the liturgical calendar.
Fourth printed edition of the Latin Bible by Fust and Schoeffer. They used a small typeface for extended private reading and included printed rubrics, colored initals, chapter numerals, and paragraph marks which were usually added by rubricators.
Second volume of Fust and Schoeffer's 1462 Bible.
First dated printing of any works of Classical literature.
First book printed by Schoeffer alone after the death of Fust in 1466. It is the second printed edition of Thomas Acquinas' Summa theologica.
First printed edition of the Mammorectus, a manual for the unlettered clergy with short entries explaining difficult terms and concepts encountered in the Bible.
First printing of the first section of the secunda Pars.
Sixth printing of De civitate dei. This edition was the second to be printed with the fourteenth-century commentary by Trivet and Waleys.
A little-known text often attributed to St. Augustine, it was likely actually writted by Honorius of Autun. According to a flyleaf, this book was bound with five works by Jean Gerson.
An exposition on the Christian significance of the Psalter. In this edition, the psalms are set off dramatically in the Psalter types of 1457 while the other texts are in the typeface of the 1462 Bible.
The first edition of the collection sermons of St. Bernard of Clairvaux.
Schoeffer printed the fifth edition of this comparison between the merits of Christian and Jewish beliefs.
A letter of indulgence by the Bishop of Sebenico (Croatia) which could be bought for the remission of sin in the Jubilee Year of 1480. With Schoeffer's Lombard initial L and "Psalter" initial M. The type used for the headings is Gutenberg's 42-line…
Schoeffer printed the official publication announcing the coronation of Maximillian I as Holy Roman Emperor at Aachen. This publication included the event's protocols and particicpants. Schoeffer utilized Gutenberg's 42-line Bible type.
The layout of legal texts had been established in the fourteenth-century where the main text was written in columns of large script with commentary surrounding it in smaller script. Fust and Schoeffer were the first to establish it as the standard…
Pope Clement V's Constitutiones consist of decretals (papal letters establishing canon law) issued by Popes Boniface VIII, Benedict XI, and Clement V himself. In this work Schoeffer introduced an improved commentary type, intended mainly for use with…
Schoeffer's third printing of the Liber sextus decretalium. Rubrication in red and blue has been added and there is an elaborately illuminated and colored initial B.
Compiled for Pope Gregory IX in 1324, the Decretales collected all of the canon laws that had been approved since the completion of the Decretum of Gratianus in 1140. This version is one of the 40 that were printed on vellum and includes painted…