CONRADUS DE HALBERSTADT. fl.1342-1362.
Concordantiae bibliorum. [Reutlingen: Michel Greyff, not after 1481.]
Folio (405 x 270 mm). 417 leaves (of 418, lacking final blank): a-c10 d8 e10 f6 g-h8 i-m10/8 n-r8; 2a-c10 2d-g8 2h10 2i-l8 2m10 2n-q8 2r10 s-v8 x-y10 z8 A8 B10 C-D8 E-F10 G8 H10 (-H10). Integral blank f.147 present. Triple column. Rubricated throughout with red capital strokes and headers, paragraph marks in alternating red and blue. 22 6- or 7-line lombard initials in red and blue, including prefatory initial with long descender, and one 4-line initial in blue. Period calf over wooden boards, rebacked to style, remnants of clasps and deerskin index tabs preserved. 4 leaves in letter "V" with small brown stain, library blindstamp to first and penultimate leaf, shelf number at head of f.1r, a little dampstain to gutter in first few leaves, covers abraded, contents generally clean and fresh.
Provenance: Georgius Klok (19th century Frankfurt bookplate); General Theological Seminary Library (bookplate and stamps); Christie's New York, Oct 1, 1980, lot 50.
SECOND EDITION OF THE FIRST BIBLE CONCORDANCE TO BE PRINTED. It was abridged by the Dominican Conradus in the early 13th century from the first Vulgate concordance edited by Hugues de Saint-Cher in the early 12th century. Rare complete: from Aa to Zona. BMC II 577; HC 5630*; Goff C850; GW 7419.