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Stabilimenta Militum Hierosolymitanorum

Author: Knights of Malta.
Contributor(s): Caoursin, Guillaume, -1501 [editor] |
Aubusson, Pierre d', 1423-1503 [writer of introduction] |
Reger, Johann, active 1486-1499 [printer] |
Stockebrand, H.W [former owner].
Production / publication: [Ulm : Johann Reger, 23 Aug. 1496] Description: 94 unnumbered leaves : illustrations, coat of arms ; 31 cm (folio).General note: Begins on leaf a1v with caption title: "Prohemium in volumen Stabilimentorum Rhodioru[m] Militu[m] Sacri Ordinis Hospitalis Sancti Iohannis Hierosolymitani". ;
Imprint from colophon which reads: "Diligentissime Vlme impressa : [per] Ioannem Reger de Kemnat, anno ab incarnatione Dominica millesimoquadringentesimononagesimo sexto, die xxiiij Augusti [23 August 1496]". ;
At end of text, leaf m6r: "Guillielmus Caonrsin [sic] Rhodiorum vicecancellarius et secretarius manu propria sss." ;
This edition includes Cardinal Pierre d'Aubusson's preface and introduction and the papal bull Dum preclara religionis by Innocent VIII;
Signatures: a-e⁸ f⁶ h-m⁸ (leaves m7,8 blank). Printed in Gothic type (Proctor 2585); 47 lines. Illustrated with 20 full-page woodcuts (approximately 212 x 125 mm) and 1 small cut (arms of Cardinal Pierre d'Aubusson, grand master of the Knights of Malta, 72 x 128 mm). The cuts illustrate the history, ceremonies, regalia and offices of the Order. With 8 large and 33 small decorative initials, white on black.
Citation/References note: Incunabula Short Title Catalogue, ic00114000Ownership note: Manuscript inscription "Bibl. Velensi" on front flyleaf; autograph of H.W. Stockebrand on front flyleaf and on the vellum pastedown; volume acquired for the Order of St John from in Nov. 1950 with funds partially donated by Mrs. Man Stuart.Binding note: Contemporary German binding of blind-stamped calf over oak boards; evidence of a metal clasp (now missing); pastedowns from a 15th century vellum manuscript, rubricated in red ink. Housed in a modern grey buckram box.Other title: Stabilimenta Rhodiorum Militum [Uniform title] | Prohemium in volumen Stabilimentorum Rhodioru[m] Militu[m] Sacri Ordinis Hospitalis Sancti Iohannis Hierosolymitani [Caption title] | Statuta ordinis Hospitalis Sancti Johannis Baptistae Hierosolimitani.Subject(s): Knights of Malta -- Statutes | Knights of Malta -- RulesSummary: The first illustrated account of the Statutes and Regulations of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem.
List(s) this item appears in: Knights of Malta
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Library H4 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available In a grey box

Incunabula Short Title Catalogue, ic00114000

St John Museum copy imperfect: wanting leaf d4, which has been supplied in facsimile from a copy in the British Library.

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