This concordance is a work in progress - there are still a few shelfmarks to locate and editions to find. However it does provide some information about the collection of over 600 incunables held in the Memmingen Stadtarchiv (Historical City Library), with links from their 1867/68 manuscript catalogue to the current Incunable Short Title Catalogue (ISTC).
Getting this far would not have been possible without the groundwork of previous librarians/bibliographers. The earliest record is in a catalogue of 1643, which gives brief information about the incunable editions. Shelfmarks were in roman and arabic numbers, eg. XVlll. Vl.28. The next library catalogue by Friedrich Dobel was made in 1867/68, and includes title, date and place of printing and printer (if known). The incunables were each given a new shelfmark starting with “3,- -“, with the incunables in the Seyfriedische Stiftung being listed in the concordance separately, with a S as part of the shelfmark. Ernst Frey allocated the incunable collection with their Hain numbers. In 2007/08 Isabel Biel started a basic catalogue, with Hain and GW, as well as ISTC numbers, but the job was not completed.
This is not a catalogue - that still awaits. But it is a bridge to help locate the editions from their ISTC number. This is not complete and there are still (at least) 5 editions that have not been located so far. However during this exercise a number of new incunable editions were found in the collection - they were not ‘lost’ but had been overlooked as they were bound with other editions, and had not been recognised.
There is still more to be done and probably a number of corrections to be made. All additions, corrections, etc welcome.
Dr Claire Bolton, 2017