JODOCUS ERFORDENSIS (fl. 15th century). Vocabularius iuris utriusque. [Speier: Peter Drach, ca. 1477].
Chancery 2o and royal 4o (289 x 204 mm). Collation: [110 2-168 1710 18-228 236 2410 blank, 1/2r text,v blank). 194 leaves (of 196, sheet 4/4.5 supplied in contemporary manuscript). 42 lines. Types: 1:130G (headings), 2:94 (text). Contemporary manuscript quiring. (First blank detached, dampstain at hinge of first quire, marginal repair in one leaf.)
No copy in the British Library or the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, and only 14 copies currently located in ISTC. R 1105; GW(Nachtr) 381; Würzburg/Hubay 2200; Freiburg/Sack 3712; Goff V-337.
REGNIERUS, Helias. Casus longi super sextum Decretalium. -Casus longi Clementinarum. [Strassburg: Johann Prüss], 1488.
Chancery 2o. Collation: A10 B-N6 O8 P-S6 T8 U-Z6 8 (A1r title, A1v blank, A2r text, Super sextum Decretalium, T1r text, Clementinarum, 8v blank). 154 leaves. 50 lines and headline, double column. Types: 4:300 (title); 7:156 (headings and headlines); 8:80G (text). 3- to 7-line initial spaces, most with printed guide-letters.
Of the eight incunable editions of this work, this is probably the fourth. An edition attributed to Jacques Maillet in Lyon was completed on 4 August 1488, and another edition of the work, attributed to Johannes Siber or Guillaume le Roy, is thought to have been printed in Lyon between 1483 and 1488. The earliest dated edition was printed in Poitiers on 25 June 1483.
HC 13812*; BMC I, 122 (IB. 1647-8); Goff R-117.
ROLEWINCK, Werner (1425-1502). Fasciculus temporum. Strassburg: Johann Prüss, -1488.
Chancery 2o. Collation: s6 A8 B-P6 ( title, v table, A1r author's prologue, A2v text, P5-6 blank). 96 leaves (of 98, without final 2 blanks). 43 lines in the table, plus headline. Types: 180 (title, some headings and headlines); 156 (some headings and headlines); 90 (text). 4-line initial space with guide-letter opening prologue. Woodcut initial opening text, 25 woodcuts from 8 blocks. (Some browning, some marginal worming, dampstain at end.)
Binding: contemporary blind-stamped pigskin over unbevelled wooden boards, panelled with central saltire, compartments filled with fleurs-de-lys, rosettes, and leafy tools (not in Kyriss or Schwenke-Sammlung), two brass fore-edge catches and clasps (one clasp missing), titles written on upper cover and front pastedown in a contemporary hand, first two lettered on spine (corners on upper cover worn, slightly rubbed, small wormholes).
Provenance: contemporary contents note on pastedown -- Graf Konrad Reuttner von Weyl: sale, Bloomsbury Book Auctions, 31 October 1985, lot 102 (to Lathrop Harper).
A Sammelband bringing together a rare Drach edition of a popular legal textbook, the probable fourth edition of Regnierus's legal work, and a composite copy of Rolewinck's popular Fasciculus temporum, combining sheets from Prüss's 1487 edition and his 1488 page-for-page reprint. The two editions are distinguished by BMC only by the type used for the title and headings, and the number of lines in the table. Such close reprints allowed printers to combine seamlessly sheets from various editions, thereby using up all earlier stock by completing it with newly printed sheets. Other examples have undoubtedly escaped detection owing to the nearly identical typesetting, but one came to light recently when a copy of the Fasciculus temporum combining sheets from different Ratdolt editions was offered at Christie's London (29 November 2000, lot 53).
1487 edition: H 6936*; BMC I, 120 (IB. 1597) Schreiber 5117; Goff R-273. 1488 edition: HC(+Add) 6937*; BMC I, 121 (IB. 1630); Schreiber 5118; Goff R-274.