Incunabula and the Keio University Library Collection
Armandus de Bellovisu, De declaratione difficilium terminorum tam theologiae [. . .] (Basel: Michael Wenssler, 1 Apr. 1491)
De declaratione difficilium terminorum tam theologiae quam philosophiae ac logicae
Armandus de Bellovisu (Armand de Belvezer) (d. 1334) was a Dominican friar. This work, entitled De Declaratione difficilium terminorum tam theologie quam philosophie ac logice (On the Definitions of Difficult Terms in Theology, Philosophy and Logic) is one of a few known to have been his. It is a useful handbook, with a list of contents (Tituli capitulorum) and an alphabetical index (Tabula alphabetica)
Michael Wenssler enrolled at Basel University in 1462, and became a printer ten years later. Between c. 1472 and 1491 his speciality was the printing of liturgical and law books. Despite his success during this period, he had to leave Basel in 1491. After that, he was involved in printing businesses in Cluny, Mâcon, and Lyon. He died before 1512.
See also the entry for IKUL 022, concerning this work and the volume into which it is bound.
- Armandus de Bellovisu
- Place of Publication
- Michael Wenssler
- 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
192 leaves; initial-strokes and paragraph marks in red, possibly in the same hand of 22b.
- Goff A1056, IJL 029, IJL2 036, H 1794*, BMC III 734, GW 2502
- Acquisition Year
Frater Johannes Naustadi Ordinis predicatorem co(n)ventus.Lipsensis (signature; title page).