Incunabula and the Keio University Library Collection
Girolamo Savonarola, Compendium aureum totius logice (Leipzig: Melchiar Lotther, 1516)
Compendium aureum totius logicae
The title of this work is the Compendium aureum totius logice, authored by Girolamo Savonarola, the great preacher in 15th-century Florence. Consisting of ten chapters, it is believed to have been first published in Lucca (Piscia) in 1492. Unlike the first and second works included in the Keio Sammelband, this work is not rubricated except on the title page. The main text of the work is followed by a ten-folio alphabetical index (Index alphabeticus materierum huius Compendii).
Melchiar Lotter was the son-in-law of Conrad Kachelofen, who was the most active printer in Leipzig. Not surprisingly, he used printing types made by Kachelofen. He is said to have printed his first book in 1495, but his full-scale activities began in 1497, continuing into the 16th century. The Keio copy was printed in 1516 (the date appears inside the book itself).
See also the entry on IKUL 022.
BMC, III, xxviii-xxix, 649ff
- Savonarola, Girolamo
- Place of Publication
- Melchior Lotter
- Date of Publication
Contemporary blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards with the later addition of the letters IADC and the date 1620 in black; with catches, clasps missing; on the front paste-down is written the table of contents in a contemporary hand.
- Bibliographical Notes
A-I8 K4; 76 leaves.
- Acquisition Year