[Vita et fabulae].

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Record ID: 
133347
Check List Number: 
ChL 476
Accession number: 
PML 23211.1
Author: 
Aesop.
Published: 
Ulm : Johann Zainer, [about 1476-1477]
Description: 
[288] leaves : illus. (woodcuts) ; 31 cm. (fol.)
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Purchased in 1925.
Notes: 

Title from ISTC.
Incipit (leaf [1]/2r): Vita Esopi fabulatoris clarissimi e greco latina p[er] Rimicium facta ad reverendissimu[m] patrem d[omi]n[u]m Anthonium tituli sancti Chrysogoni presbiterum Cardinalem.
Colophon (leaf [28]/6r): Geendet säliglich von Iohanne Zeiner zů ulm.
Printed in Zainer's type 3:117G.
Collation: [1-26¹⁰ 27¹² 28⁶]: 288 leaves.
Chancery folio (30.4 x 21.2 cm.)
191 woodcuts and woodcut initials.
Often found with Goff B-1240 (Bruni), which GW includes with Aesop collation but also treats separately.
For detailed contents, see Bod-inc.

Binding: 
Contemporary blind-stamped calf over wooden boards (31.5 x 22 cm.), sewn on 3 supports by the Schwinck-Meister (Wolfgang Schwinck) in Augsburg (EBDB w000333/Kyriss 76), active ca. 1470-1506; repaired by Deborah Evetts, 1969, with former spine preserved at rear pastedown. 1 catch plate, clasp wanting.
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Hand decoration: Rubrication not required. Annotations: No notations in text.

Provenance: 
Unidentified German state library (probably Meiningen, Stadt- und Kreisbibliothek "Anna Seghers", 19th century), stamp abraded, dulpicate (leaf [1]/1r); Paul Graupe (Berlin), Auktion 57, 14 Dec. 1925, lot 23; Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased via Joseph Baer & Co., 14 Dec. 1925.
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