Title from half-title page (leaf /1r), printed in red.
Colophon (leaf p4r), printed in red: "Opus hoc qua[m] preclar[um] d[omi]nice nativitatis anno Millesimo quadringe[n]tesimo nonogesimotertio. Idibus deniq[ue]: Novembris consumatrum."
Collation: ¹⁰; A⁸ B-L⁶ ⁸ M⁸ N-P⁶ a¹⁰ b-d⁸ e⁶ f⁸ g⁶ h⁸ i-k⁶ l-m⁸ n-o⁶ p⁴: 218 leaves.
Chancery folio (30.2 x 20.9 cm.)
Rubrics and most initials printed in red; larger initials (3-line and larger) left blank for hand completion.
Goff, "A Few Proof Sheets of the Fifteenth Century," Gutenberg Jahrbuch (1963): 81-84 discusses a proof-sheet attributable to this edition in Library of Congress (= M735a).
The Crucifixion woodcut (leaf /1v) is by Albrecht Dürer and is one of his earliest book illustrations (see Hess and Eser, The Early Dürer, 43 and Schoch, Mende, and Scherbaum, Albercht Dürer: die druckgraphische Werk, 264.1).
British Library copy (IB.1418) also has small woodcut of Christ's face on leaf /5v of Canon Missae, also by Dürer.
Errors in foliation from XC to CXI. Leaves b2-4 signed a2-4.
PML copy incorrectly recorded as a fragment in ISTC (as of Aug. 2013).
Hand decoration: Unrubricated, initials unrealized. Crucifixion woodcut (leaf /1v) hand colored. Annotations: Contemporary manuscript prayers in Latin from the Manuale curatorum (front fly leaf recto): 1) "Benedictio vini in die Joha[n]nis ewa[gelis]te. De[us] me[us] et p[ate]r dom[in]i mei Ih[es]u Xr[ist]i c[uius] verbo caeli firmati sunt...," 2) "D[omi]n[us] vobiscu[m] ore[mus]. Te ergo dom[in]e supplices d[e]p[re]cam[ur] ut benedic[er]e et sanctific[ar]e digneris hanc creat[ur]am vini...," and 3) "Ore[mus]. Do[min]e de[us] op[eri]s q[ui] qui[n]q[ue] pa[n]ib[us] et duob[us] piscib[us] qui[n]q[ue] milia ho[minu]m saciasti...." Contemporary German note mentioning "Syffen Gurck(?)" and his wife, Elsa (leaf /1r). German note recording annual mass by Hannis and Brigida Schinder(?) to the church of Heiligen-Kreuz in Hohenwart on the Friday before or after St. George's Day (Baden-Württemberg), 1522 (leaf /6r); note recording an annual mass of the dead for members of the Schwenk/en family at the chapel at Hohenwart (leaf /8v). Parchment tabs at textual sections and on each leaf of the Canon.