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  • Decretales


  • Catholic Church
  • Schöffer, Peter, approximately 1425-approximately 1502, printer
  • Liechtenstein, House of, former owner
  • Catholic Church. Pope (1227-1241 : Gregory IX)
  • Tempsford Hall Library, former owner
  • Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • Mainz, Peter Schoeffer, 23 Nov. (IX Kal. Dec.) 1473.


  • -  Canon law--Early works to 1800
  • -  Germany--Rhineland-Palatinate--Mainz


  • Incunabula--Germany--Rhineland-Palatinate--Mainz--1473


  • -  Printed in black and red.
  • -  With a commentary.
  • -  Signatures: [a-c¹⁰ d⁶ e⁵ f-h¹⁰ i-k⁶ l-m¹⁰ n⁸ o¹¹ p-q¹⁰ r⁸ s⁷ t-x¹⁰ y⁶ z⁷ A-C¹⁰ D⁸ E⁶ F-G¹⁰ H⁹ I-K¹⁰ L¹²].
  • -  Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 45
  • -  Goff, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries, G-447
  • -  Copinger, W.A. Supplement to Hain's Repertorium bibliographicum, 7999 (Hain variant)
  • -  Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Museum, I, p. 30 (IC.184) (foliation erroneously given as 405)
  • -  LC copy printed on vellum. Rubricated; miniatures and scroll work at beginning of each of the 5 books. Two pinholes. Traces of ms. quiring. Bound in 3 v. Ex libris Liechtensteinianis.
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.


  • [305] leaves 47.5 cm. (fol.)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • KBR1500
  • Incun. 1473 .C34
  • Incun. 1473 .C34 Copy 2 Copy 2. [305] leaves (the last blank). 49.5 cm. The last page of text is printed on verso of leaf [304]. Rubricated. Two pinholes. Old blind stamped brown leather binding, broken, clasps wanting. In ms. on leaf [1a]: Ad Bibliothecam PP. Franciscan. in Anger; on leaf [304b]: Decretales Magistri Sigismundi Tomlinger.
  • Incun. 1473 .C34 Copy 3 Copy 3. [305] leaves (the last blank, wanting). 48.2 cm. The last page of text is printed on verso of leaf [304]. The outer leaves of each quire, except for f¹⁰, printed on vellum. Rubricated; miniature, scroll work, and illuminated capital on leaf [1a]. A few ms. notes. Two pinholes. Bookplates of Tempsford Hall Library and Ernst Fischer.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 49040113

Online Format

  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Catholic Church, Peter Schöffer, House Of Liechtenstein, Catholic Church. Pope, Former Owner Tempsford Hall Library, and Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection. Decretales. Mainz, Peter Schoeffer, 23 Nov. IX Kal. De, 1473. Pdf.

APA citation style:

Catholic Church, Schöffer, P., Liechtenstein, H. O., Catholic Church. Pope, Tempsford Hall Library, F. O. & Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection. (1473) Decretales. Mainz, Peter Schoeffer, 23 Nov. IX Kal. De. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Catholic Church, et al. Decretales. Mainz, Peter Schoeffer, 23 Nov. IX Kal. De, 1473. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.