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Bod-Inc: L-037

Lanzkranna, Stephan

Himmelstrasse [German].


Analysis of Content

[a1v] [Lanzkranna, Stephan]: Himmelstrasse. Incipit: ‘[D]ie himelstras all die menschen geen müsen die gen hymel kommen . . .’ see VL IX 295-301 at 298-9.

[y4r] ‘Das Register über die himelstrasse.’ Incipit: ‘[D]as man leichter vinden müg das man haben wil darumb ist es geteilt . . .’


Imprint: Augsburg: Anton Sorg, 23 June 1484. Folio.


Collation: [a–y10].

Illustrations: Woodcut on [a1v] and woodcut initials: see Schramm.


ISTC: il00063000

Hain: HC 9898;

Goff: Goff L‑63;

BMC: BMC II 351;

Proctor: Pr 1692;

Others: CIBN L‑43; Sack, Freiburg, 2219; Schramm IV p. 33 and 51; Schreiber V 4470; not in Sheppard. Facsimile: Die Hymelstrasz, with introduction by G. J. Jaspers, Quellen und Forschungen zur Erbauungsliteratur des späten Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit, 13 (Amsterdam, 1979).

LCN: 14451679


Copy number: L-037(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [y10].

Binding: Contemporary German (Kyriß workshop no. 82) blind-tooled sheep over wooden boards; two clasps and catches lost. On both covers intersecting triple fillets form concentric frames. Within the outer frame is a cresting roll (Kyriß pl. 167, no. 1). Within the inner frame is a foliate staff roll (Kyriß pl 167, no. 2). Further triple fillets form an inner rectangle which is divided by triple fillets into triangular and lozenge-shaped compartments. Scars or remains of leather index tabs. Rebacked.

Size: 302 × 213 × 73 mm.

Size of leaf: 290 × 205 mm.

Early marginal annotations, including some in German, and underlining in the text in red and black, but consisting mainly of ‘nota' marks.

Woodcut on [a1v] coloured in red, green, blue, yellow, and brown, and woodcut initials coloured in red; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Johannes Leitner (fl. 1495-1497). Tegernsee, Bavaria, Benedictines, S. Quirinus, 1495; inside the upper cover is a drawing in red and black of overlapping vine-stems, with an inscription dated 1495 (the inscription repeated on the inside of the lower cover): ‘Disz Büch ist des Closter Tegernsee 1495'; another inscription below in the same hand: ‘Disz büch hat geben dem Closter Tegernsee der ersam man Hanns Leytner von Schliers'. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Duplum' on the inside of the upper cover. Albert Ehrman (1890-1969); armorial book-plate; accession no. ‘R 1499'; purchased from Harry A. Levinson, Beverly Hills, in 1956 for $475 (£90); slip from sale catalogue inside the book. Presented in 1978 by John Ehrman.

SHELFMARK: Broxb. 34.10.

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