type-setting of the Mainz Catholicon

a reply to W.J. Partridge.
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Catholicon. Mainz: Johannes Gutenberg?, (not before )]. First edition of the first known etymological dictionary ever printed, presumed second issue on Galliziani paper with wire-line shadows at intervals of 5 mm (no watermark).

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Single folio leaf ( x inches; x mm). Thus, the Catholicon Press books were printed not directly from the types, but from the secondary two-line strips, assembled by pages in correct text order. After printing, the strips were stored, page by page, and could be quickly reassembled for reprints.

The chief investor was a wealthy Mainz citizen and canon lawyer, Dr. Konrad Humery. Catholicon. Mainz: Johannes Gutenberg?, (not before )]. First edition of the first known etymological dictionary ever printed, presumed second issue on Galliziani paper with wire-line shadows at intervals of 5 mm (no watermark).

Single folio leaf ( x inches; x mm.).

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Title from first line of text, printer's name from Needham, date of printing from colophon Copies of the Mainz Catholicon can be divided into three groups, all with identical settings of type and with colophons dated group a, printed on vellum or on paper with a bull's head watermark; group b, printed on paper watermarked with the seal of the Galliziani family; and group c, printed on.

BALBUS (Johannes). Catholicon. – Mainz: [imprimeur du Catholicon (Johann Gutenberg?)] – 2°. Cote du document: OEXV 2 RES Exemplaire incomplet. TEXT: The Catholicon is a Latin dictionary with grammar compiled by a Genoese Dominican, Johannes Balbus (d. ), who dated the completion of his work 7 March It remained the standard Latin dictionary until the 16th century and was apparently the first lexicographical work to achieve complete alphabetization from the first to last.

Johann Fust, citizen of Mainz, was Gutenberg’s financial partner for the line Bible project. In late Fust sued Gutenberg in a dispute over the costs of their joint “Work of the Books,” claiming that Gutenberg owed substantial amounts for misuse of loans involving paper, vellum, ink, an unnamed apparatus, and workers’ wages.

The Catholicon was one of the first books to be printed, using the new printing technology of Johannes Gutenberg, with the date ; it is unclear who did the printing though Gutenberg himself was once regarded as the printer was printed with a newly cut bastarda, a small but easily readable, still gothically influenced, printing type, using sixty-six lines of forty letters in.

Mainz: Johann Gutenberg, second impression, Peter Schoeffer?, c. A HANDSOME ORIGINAL LEAF from the most substantive of three books printed by Gutenberg from two-line castings rather than moveable types. Three chronologically distinct printings of the CATHOLICON have been identified on the basis of their paper stocks.

This leaf containing the dictionary entries from Cedula to. A year later Peter Schoeffer lists in his advertisement of books in stock the Catholicon, the Aquinas and the Matthaeus (see Wilhelm Velke in Veröffentlichungen der Gutenberg-Gesellschaft ).

This reconnects Gutenberg and Schoeffer, who was the only printer left in Mainz by this date; Dr Humery will either have sold him the inventor's stock. GIOVANNI BALBI (d. Catholicon. Mainz: [Johannes Gutenberg?], The Mainz edition of the Latin dictionary known as the Catholicon seems to represent a long-forgotten alternative printing technology introduced at Gutenberg’s “second” press.

According to recent analysis, the edition of the Catholicon was printed not with normal moveable type, letter by letter, but with metal. The means by which this book was printed continues to be the subject of research: "As early as Gottfried Zedler recognized that the Catholicon edition dated Mainz exists in three impressions printed from a single setting of type but associated with three presses (with different pinhole patterns) and printed on three distinct paper stocks.

] [Mainz. by (PRINTED LEAF). BALBUS, JOHANNES Gutenberg's "Catholicon," while not as famous as its older brother, the line Bible, is noted for being the first book to name its place of printing, and the first extensive work of a secular nature to be published.

Compiled by the Dominican priest Johannes Balbus (or John of Genoa, d. BALBUS, Johannes (O.P., d). : [Peter Schoeffer], []. Royal 2° ( x mm). Collation: [ 1 0 7 4]: grammar, 1r incipit (P)rosodia quedam pars grammatice nuncupatur. Partes siquidem grammatice sunt quattuor (contractions resolved); [ 1 0 20 4(4+1)]: dictionary A-H, 8/1r incipit (I)am divina potencia auxiliante supra determinavimus de quatuor particulis.

Yale vellum copy of the Mainz Catholicon that have a bearing on a current controversy about the history of that work and the printing techniques used in producing it.

The Catholicon ofwhich has been attributed to Gutenberg's press at Mainz, was the first major secular book to be printed. Originally compiled in the thirteenth cen. For an alternative theory that all three states were printed ca. but in three different print shops, the lines composed of movable type having been tied together two and two, see Lotte Hellinga, "Analytical Bibliography and the Study of Early Printed Books with a case-study of the Mainz Catholicon," Gutenberg Jahrbuch 64 (): Catholicon.

[Mainz: Printer of the Catholicon (Johann Gutenberg), c -- second impression Mainz:?Peter Schoeffer for?Konrad Humery, c] Royal 2° ( x mm).

Single leaf: vol. I, fol. 11/7, from Capto to Carina. Printed on Galliziani paper, the half sheet without watermark, rubricated. For an alternative theory that all states were printed concurrently not beforesee L. Hellinga, 'The Mainz Catholicon An experiment in book production' in.

(Mainz: [Johann Gutenberg], [second impression, Peter Schoeffer?, c. ]), A HANDSOME ORIGINAL LEAF from the most substantive of three books printed by Gutenberg from two-line castings rather than moveable types. Three chronologically distinct printings of the CATHOLICON have been identified on the basis of their paper stocks.

The Mainz Catholicon is the first book to name its place of printing. The printer was anonymous but the volume was long-believed by tradition, bibliography and sentiment to be the work of Gutenberg. Nearly 50 years after the publication of the present leaf book, Paul Needham gave evidence that there were at least 3 issues, the first printed by.

The printer of the two later issues of the Catholicon in Mainz is widely assumed to be Peter Schoeffer, who offered to sell copies of this book in a broadside advertisement of No other printer is known to have been working in Mainz during the years when the Galliziani and Tower and Crown papers supplies would have been readily available for the reprinting project, and it seems likely.

The type-setting and printing of the Mainz Catholicon. The Book Collecs. ; POWITZ, G.: Die Frankfurter Gutenberg-Bibel. Ein Beitrag zum Buchwesen des Catholicon., Balbi, Giovanni,[Mainz: Printer of the 'Catholicon'], '' [not before ], Germany Mainz., PML Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg (/ ˈ ɡ uː t ən b ɜːr ɡ /; c.

– February 3, ) was a German goldsmith, inventor, printer, and publisher who introduced printing to Europe with his mechanical movable-type printing press.

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His work started the Printing Revolution and is regarded as a milestone of the second millennium, ushering in the modern period of human history. 1 Book Auctions in the Fifteenth Century 6 2 Advertising and Selling Books in the Fifteenth Century 20 3 Nicolas Jenson, Peter Schoeffer and the Development of Printing Types 40 4 Peter Schoeffer: Publisher and Bookseller 89 5 The Mainz Catholicon An Experiment in Book Production and the Book .A combination Latin dictionary and encyclopedia completed inthe Catholicon of Giovanni Balbi was the first non religious book of substantial size to be printed.

The edition, the first of many 15th century editions, contains in its colophon the first detailed printed reference to the introduction of printing with moveable type. This is also the first instance in which a book named.Gothic type, double column, 66 lines (33 line-pairs). [] leaves.

Decoration by a contemporary Dutch or Westphalian artist (see below). Eight pinholes to the sheet preserved. Royal folio ( x mm.), midth cent. French red morocco over heavy.