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An unknown incunabulum from Teleki-Bolyai Library from Târgu-Mureş

Author(s): Monica Avram, Florin Bogdan
Subject(s): Cultural history, Local History / Microhistory, Middle Ages
Published by: Muzeul National al Unirii Alba Iulia
Keywords: Teleki-Bolyai Library Târgu-Mureş; incunabulum; Savonarola; Florence; XVth century;

Summary/Abstract: Collection of incunabula belonging to Teleki-Bolyai Library from Târgu-Mureş includes 69 copies, out of which 68 copies are known by the audience. On initiating their classification to the National Cultural Heritage, it was discovered a text of 8 leaves representing the work entitled Exposizione sopra el psalmo Verba mea [Florence, 1499], a unique copy in the Romanian area, in the colligatum containing works of Florentine preacher Girolamo Savonarola (1452-1498), printed in the incunabular period. The theological work, Exposizione sopra el psalmo Verba mea [Florence, 1499], was attributed to Simone Cinozzi or Placido Cinozzi, because its printing was realised after the death of Savonarola, from 1498. By the 8 leaves, part of the colligatum from Târgu-Mureş, we assume that the copy is complete; within our approach of identification relevant was also information obtained from specialists from Cambridge University Library, Bibliothèque Nationale de France or Württembergische Landesbibliothek Stuttgart. This study is a contribution to knowing the holdings of incunabula existent in Romania, the copy being new, unpublished, but also those at global level, only other 18 copies being known.

  • Issue Year: 55/2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 261-272
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English, Romanian