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  • Rudimentum novitiorum.


  • Brandis, Lucas, printer.
  • Colonna, Giovanni, 1205-1263, attributed name.
  • Burchard, of Mount Sion, -1285, attributed name.
  • Usuard, -876 or 877.
  • Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • Lübeck, Lucas Brandis, 5 Aug. 1475.


  • -  World history--Early works to 1800
  • -  Germany--Lübeck


  • Incunabula


  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
  • -  Erroneously ascribed to Giovanni da Colonna and to Burchardus de Monte Sion, whose Descriptio Terrae Sanctae is included (leaves [175a-201a). At the end (leaves [421a-447a]) is added the martyrology of Usuard.
  • -  Hain and Schramm: [474] leaves; BM 15th cent.: [473] leaves (wanting 1 leaf with geneal. tables at beginning and 2 blank leaves at end). First quire in LC copy has 11 leaves, last quire 6; remainder corresponds to BM 15th cent.
  • -  Goff, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries, R-345
  • -  Hain, L. Repertorium bibliographicum, 4996
  • -  Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Museum, II, p. 550 (IC.9810)
  • -  Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 55
  • -  Schramm, X, p. 3, 8, and illus.
  • -  LC copy: leaves [30-421] numbered in ms. as 18-409, with errors and corrections; printed index refers to this ms. foliation; additional separate foliation in roman numerals for each "etas," with the number of the "etas" at head of each leaf. Ms. signatures in arabic numerals (with errors). Rubricated in red and blue, with a few initials in various colors. Marginalia. Early blind stamped white pigskin binding, with bosses and clasps; label on upper cover with title: Rudimentu[m] novicio[rum].


  • [476] leaves ([12], [475], and [476] blank) woodcuts: illus., borders, geneal. tables, initials, 2 maps, ports. 41.3 cm. (fol.)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Incun. 1475 .R8

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 48043282

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  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Brandis, Lucas, Printer, Giovanni Colonna, Of Mount Sion Burchard, -876 Or 877 Usuard, and Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection. Rudimentum Novitiorum. Lübeck, Lucas Brandis, 5 Aug, 1475. Pdf.

APA citation style:

Brandis, L., Colonna, G., Burchard, O. M. S., Usuard, -. O. 8. & Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection. (1475) Rudimentum Novitiorum. Lübeck, Lucas Brandis, 5 Aug. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Brandis, Lucas, Printer, et al. Rudimentum Novitiorum. Lübeck, Lucas Brandis, 5 Aug, 1475. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.