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 Lumen Animae
LUMEN ANIMAE.

LUMEN ANIMAE.

1. Latin, 1477 [September 3].
Lumen Animae ... [Augsburg, Anton Sorg, 3 September 1477].

2: [1-510 68; 7-1210 138 14-3010 318 32-3710 386] (unsigned; 7/1 blank); 370l.; no pagination, foliation or signiatures. Capital spaces left blank. The number of lines per page varies considerably. Includes indexes. Signiatures in manuscript are recorded in the British Library copy as follows: A-E10 F8 a-f10 g8 h-z10 A10 B8 C-H10 I6. Page size: 287 x 205 mm.

Contents: 1/1v (=1v), "Liber moralitatum elegantissimus / magnarum re[old aux] naturalium | (Lumen anime dictus. cum septem apparitoribus. necnon san= | ctorum docto[old aux]. orthodoxe fidei professorum. Poetarum eciam | ac oratorum auctoritatibus. per modū pharatre sc[old aux]'m ordinem | alphabeti collectis) feliciter incipit."; 1/2r (=2r), "[Q]Vamuis athena[old aux]. grecorūqz ml'tiplicata volumīa | ..."; 1/2v (=2v), line 37: "Secuntur tituli sc[old aux]'m ordinem | in Hoover Catalog libor positorum."; 1/3v-3/1v (=3v-31v), "Tabula prima rerum Naturalium."; 3/2r-6/8v (=32r-58v), "Tabula secunda Moralitatum."; 7/2r-26/6r, Prima pars.; 26/6v-27/7r, "De septe[m] apparitorib[us]."; 27/7v-27/9r, Tabula.; 27/9v-38/6r, Secunda pars.; 38/6r (=370r), Colophon: "Liber lumen anime dictus feliciter explicit. Qui per me Antho | nium Sorg ciuem Augusten. artis impressorie magistrum. post | diutinamoccultationem (cooperantibus michi in primis diuina | gratia. De post venerabilium fratrū beate Marie genitricis dei | de monte Carmeli. Benigno fauore pariter & auxilio) non sine | magnis laboribus. ad laudem omnipotentis dei. tociusqz triūphā | tis ecclesie honorem & decorem. atqz in maiorem fructum ipsius | militantis ecclesie piorum filiorum. simulqz vtilitatem. vbi supra | stagneis karacteribus. primum in lucē ē productus. Annoqz a | natiuitate domini. .i.4.77. Tercia die mēsis Septembris (omni | cum diligentia) completus."

Edition princeps. Very rare. A late 13th- or early 14th-century encyclopedic work attributed to Berengarius de Landora [see note below] and sometimes wrongly attributed to the Viennese Carmelite monk, Matthias Farinator [fl. 1477], who compiled the index and edited the text. The Lumen Animae (Light of the Soul) is a curious handbook of illustrative sermons for preachers, to explain the natural and moral world. Collison gives the following descripton: "The anonymous Lumen Animae, compiled about 1300, comprises two books of 75 titles and 267 chapters respectively. These chapters are arranged in rough alphabetical order. The materials collected in them are drawn chiefly from patristic sources or moral writers, and there are few items dealing with the natural sciences." This first printing was the work of Anton Sorg [see note below].

Berengarius de Landora. (Born: 1262; Died: 1330) German author. Need Biography.

Anton Sorg. (Born:      ; Died:      ) German printer. Sorg's first printed book appeared in February, 1475. He continued to print until December, 1493.

Bibliographical references: BL. BMC XV: 2, 344 [IB 5811]. Collison, Encyclopaedias, 1966: 66-7. Deutsche Literatur des Mittelalters. Dictionary of the Middle Ages. Goff: L-393. Hain, Repertorium Bibliographicum, 1826-38: 10329*. IGI: no. 3803. Klebs, Incunabula Scientifica, 1938: no. 631.1. NUC: 345, 475 [NL 0556250]. Pellechet, Catalogue General des Incunables, 1970: no. 4747. Polain, Catalogue, 1932: no. 1466. Proctor, Index, 1898-1906: no. 1650. Sarton, Introduction, 1928-52: 1, 763 [attributes the Lumen animae to Theophilus, a German monk of the 11th century.]. Stammler, Deutsche Literatur des Mittelalters, 1933-55: 1, 195-6, 606-8 & 3, 194-9. Thorndike, History of Magic, 1923-58: 3, p. 546-7. Wellcome Catalog (Books): 1, no. 2173. (Landora) Deutsche Literatur des Mittelalters. Dictionary of the Middle Ages. Stammler, Deutsche Literatur des Mittelalters, 1933-55. (Sorg) BMC XV.

2. Latin, 1477 [December 31].
Liber moralitatum elegantissimus magnarū rerum naturalium Lumen anime dictus: cum septem apparitoribus. necnon sanctorū doctoru[m] orthodoxe fidei professorum. Poetarum etiam ac oratorū auctoritatib[us]. per modum pharatre s[ecundu]m ordinē alphabeti collectis. feliciter incipit. [Augsburg, Gunther Zainer, 31 December 1477].

2: [1-410 58; 6-1610 1712 18-251026-3510] (unsigned; 1/1 and 6/1 blank); 350l.; no pagination, foliation or signiatures. Capital spaces, most with guide letters. A variant state is known in which the colophon is wanting.

Contents: 1/3v-2/9r, "Tabula prima rerum naturalium."; 2/9v-5/8v, "Tabula secunda Moralitatum."; 6/2r-24/10r, Prima pars.; 24/10v-25/10v, "De septe[m] apparitorib[us]."; 26/1r-26/2v, "Tabula."; 26/3r-35/10r, Secunda pars.; 35/10r, Colophon: Liber lumen anime dictus feliciter explicit. Qui ... stagneis caracteribus: primum in lucem est productus. Annoqz a natiuitate d[omi]ni Millesimo quadringentesimo eptuagesimoseptimo. Vltima die decembris(summa cu[m] dilige[n]tia) co[m]pletus.

Very rare. Printed by Gunther Zainer [see note below].

Gunther Zainer. (Born:      ; Died:      ) German printer. Need Biography.

Bibliographical references: BMC XV: 2, 325 [IB 5499]. Goff: L-394. Hain, Repertorium Bibliographicum, 1826-38: no. 10330*. IGI: no. 3804. NUC: 345, 475 [NL 0556253]. Oates, Cambridge 15th Century Books, 1954: no. 879. Proctor, Index, 1898-1906: no. 1552. Walsh, 15th Century Printed Books, 1991-2001: no. 526. Wellcome Catalog (Books): 1, no. 2174. (Zainer)

3. Latin, 1479 [July 7].
Lumen Animae ... [Reutlingen, Michel Greyff] 7 July 1479.

2: [110 26 3-48 510 68 96 10-298 30-328 33-346 35-368] (unsigned; 1/1 blank).; 268l.; no pagination, foliation or signiatures. Capital spaces. Signiatures in manuscript are recorded in the British Library copy as follows: aa10 bb6 cc-dd8 a10 b8 c6 d-z8 A-C8 D-E6 F-G8. Page size: 279 x 200 mm.

Contents: 1/1, Blank.; 1/2r (=2r), "[Dark C] Liber moralitatum elegantissimus magnarum rerum naturaliuz | Lumen anime dictus. cum septem apparitoribus. necnō sancto[old aux] do= | cto[old aux] orthodoxe fidei pfessorum. Poetarum etiam ac orato[old aux] auctori | tatib{[Backwards c]}. P mo[old aux]' pharatre [old SZ]m ordinē alphabeti collectis. felicit' incipit."; 4/6v (=32v), line 44: "Tabula moralitatū Secunda super Lumē anime finit feliciter."; 4/7r (=33r), "[S]Vmmi mihi pontificis fauente gra ei9 Piter ad instinc | tum hūc decreui ad laudē dei ac in salutē pximi [Con]pilare | ederqz tractatū ..."; 36/8r (=268r), Colophon: "[Dark C] Liber lumen anime dictus feliciter explicit. Qui post diutinaz oc | cultationez diuina cooPante gracia. non sine magnis laborib[Backwards c] ad lau | dem omnipotentis dei. tociusqz triumphantis ecclesie honorem & de | corem. atqz in maiorem fructum ipsius militantis ecclesie pioruz fi= | liorum. simulqz vtilitatem. stagneis caracterib{[Backwards c]}. primum in lucez est | pductus. Annoqz a natiuitate dni. Milesimoquadringentesimo sep | tuagesimo nono quarta feria post vdalrici. sūma cū diligētia [Con]plet9."

Rare. Printed by Michel Greyff [see note below]. Apparently set up from Sorgs edition of 3 September 1477, from which the colophon is taken over with some abridgement. (BMC)

Michel Greyff. (Born:      ; Died: 1496) German printer. Need Biography.

Bibliographical references: BMC XV: 2, 576 [IB 10639 & 466n]. Goff: L-395. Hain, Repertorium Bibliographicum, 1826-38: HC 10331*. Klebs, Incunabula Scientifica, 1938: no. 631.3. NUC: 345, 475 [0556254]. Pellechet, Catalogue General des Incunables, 1970: no. 4748. Polain, Catalogue, 1932: no. 1467. Proctor, Index, 1898-1906: no. 2689. (Greyff) ADB. BMC XV: 2, ??. DBA: I 420, 344; 433, 210; II 477, 293. NDB. WBI.

4. Latin, 1482 [March 22].
Liber moralitatum elegantissimus magnarum rerū naturalium lumen anime dict[us]: cū septē apparitorib[us] necnō sanctorū doctorū orthodoxe fidei Pfessorum Poetarū etiā ac oratorū auctoritatib[us] p[er] modum pharatre s[e]c[un]d[u]m ordinē alphabeti collectis feliciter incipit. [Strasbourg, Printer of the 1481 Legenda aurea, 22 March 1482].

2: [1-38 410; 5-168 176 18-338 3410] (unsigned; 1/1 and 34/10 blank); [274]l.; no pagination, foliation or signiatures. Two columns, 43 lines, capital spaces. Printed on sheets of "chancery"-size paper. Includes indexes. Rare.

Contents: 1/3r-2/5r, "Tabula naturaliu[m]."; 2/5r-4/10r, "Tabula moraliu[m]."; 5/1r-31/4r, [Prima pars].; 31/4r-32/4v, "De septe[m] apparitorib[us]."; 32/5r-32/6v, "Tabula."; 32/7r-34/9v, Secunda pars.; 34/9v, Colophon: "Liber lumen anime dictus feliciter explicit. Qui post diutinam occultationem diuina cooperante gratia: no[n] sine magnis laborib[us] ... stagneis caracterib[us] in lucem est productus. Anno a natiuitate domini. Millesimoquadri[n]ge[n]tesimooctuagesimosecundo sexta feria post Letare. summa cum diligentia completus."; 34/10, Blank.

Bibliographical references: BMC XV: 1, 97 [IB 1257]. Goff: L-396. Hain, Repertorium Bibliographicum, 1826-38: HC 10333*. Klebs, Incunabula Scientifica, 1938: no. 631.4. NUC: 345, 475 [NL 0556259]. Oates, Cambridge 15th Century Books, 1954: no. 172. Pellechet, Catalogue General des Incunables, 1970: no. 4749. Polain, Catalogue, 1932: no. 1468. Proctor, Index, 1898-1906: no. 413. Wellcome Catalog (Books): 1, no. 2175.

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