Editions



Editions of the Speculum Maius:
2 preliminary remarks

1.This page elaborates on the overview of the genesis of the Speculum Maius (see Overview of genesis), which presents information on the parts or specula: Speculum Naturale, Speculum Doctrinale, Speculum Historiale and (apocryphal) Speculum Morale, and on their specific components and surviving versions.

2. For reasons of clarity and comparibility with the modern editions, this presentation of early editions concentrates on the individual parts of the Speculum Maius. However, the user should be aware that several early printers produced editions of more than one part of the Speculum Maius. These printers are:

Editions before 1700

Opening page of the Speculum Historiale from the incunabulum edition Augsburg, the abbey of Ulrich and Afra, ca. 1474

Opening page of the Speculum Historiale with the text of Vincent's dedicatory letter to king Louis IX, an element of the Dijon version, from the edition Augsburg, the abbey of Ulrich and Afra, ca. 1474 — copy kept by the Staatliche Bibliothek at Passau

Editions of the Speculum Maius

Speculum Naturale: Douai version (Nc)


Speculum Doctrinale


Speculum Historiale: contamination of the Dijon (Ha) and Douai (He) versions

Speculum Historiale: Douai version (He)


Speculum Morale (apocryphal)


 

Editions of Political and Theological works