Analysis of Content
See VL III 947-56.
Imprint: Augsburg: Johann Schönsperger, 24 Mar. 1491. Folio.
Collation: a8 b–z A–L6; the collation includes v and w.
Types: Types: 96 text, 140 = Sorg 140, titles.
Leaves: 212 leaves.
Line number: 42 lines, in two columns (f1r).
Type area: Type area: 204 × 130 mm (f1r).
Illustrations: 229 woodcuts.
GW: GW 12186;
Hain: H *8420;
Proctor: not in Pr;
Others: BSB‑Ink H‑40; Schreiber V 4197; not in Sheppard.
Copy number: H-008(1)
Fragment containing e6, gatherings f-g, h1-2, h5-6, i2-5, m2-6, n1-5, o2-3, o6, p1, p3-4, p6, gatherings q-r, s1, s6, t2-6, gatherings v-w, x1-2, x5-6, y1-5, z1-5, A5-6, B1, B3, B5, C1-2, and G5; 111 woodcuts, some repeated.
Binding: Nineteenth-century (1840s) French brown blind-tooled morocco; marbled pastedowns, gilt-edged leaves, and gold-tooled turn-ins.
Size: 252 × 184 × 21 mm.
Size of leaf: 244 × 169 mm.
Woodcuts coloured in red, yellow, blue, and green, now almost invisible because the leaves have been washed.
Provenance: Davis & Orioli, Catalogue 141 (1951), no. 57, offered at £120; a cutting now extracted established that this copy was the one offered for sale by Davis & Orioli. Theodore Deodatus Nathaniel Besterman (1904-1976). Purchased in July 1979 for £866; see ledger (1978/9), no. 1060.
SHELFMARK: Inc. d. G5.1491.1.
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