Anton Koberger Senteniarum Libri Quatuor 1481

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Book Title

Senteniarum Libri Quatuor or The Four Books of Sentences

Volume

N/A

Edition

N/A

Country of Origin

Germany

City of Origin

Nuremberg

Date

May 10, 1481

Printer

Anton Koberger

Language

Latin

Script and/or Type

4:82G, 5:73G

Number of Lines

42

Width of Leaf

212 mm

Height of Leaf

307 mm

References

Proctor 2002, Hain 10188

Description

This is an incunabula leaf from the first edition of the "Senteniarum Libri Quatuor" or "The Four Books of sentences" written by Peter Lombard a scholastic theologian of the twelfth century, was commonly known as "the Lombard" after his birthplace, which actually was probably Novara. This is his most famous work and was probably composed between 1147 and 1150, although it may be placed as late as 1155. Nothing is certainly known of his later life except that he became bishop of Paris in 1159. Lombard's work was regarded as the standard text in medieval and Renaissance schools of theology for hundreds of years. The famous Anton Koberger of Nuremberg printed it on May 10 1481 in the German city of Nuremburg. The leaf measures 307 x 212 mm in totality and contains 42 lines of Gothic type (4:82G, 5:73G) flanked on the left and bottom by 63 lines of commentary written single column in Latin on paper. The Verso: contains the same amount of lines and text in a reverse pattern. The leaf has minor staining throughout and a single worm bore.

Medium

Paper

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