Formicarius.

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Record ID: 
135049
Check List Number: 
ChL 342
Accession number: 
PML 20344.1
Author: 
Nider, Johannes, approximately 1380-1438.
Published: 
Augsburg : Anton Sorg, [about 1484].
Description: 
[192] leaves ; 29 cm. (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased in 1918.
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Title from incipit (leaf a2r): Incipit prologus formicarii iuxta edic[i]one[m] fratris Johannis Nider sacre theologie p[ro]fessoris eximii qui vitam tempore concilii constanciensis basiliensisq[ue] duxit in humanis feliciter.
Colophon (leaf v5v): Explicit quintus ac totus formicarii liber iuxta editionem fratris Johannis Nider sacre theologie p[ro]fessoris eximii qui vita[m] t[em]p[or]e concilii Constantiensis Basiliensisq[ue] duxit in humanis feliciter. Im pressum Auguste per Anthonium Sorg.
Printed in Sorg's types 2:118G and 3:140G.
Collation: a-s¹⁰ t-v⁶: 192 leaves, leaves a1 and v6 blank.
Chancery folio (28.5 x 19 cm.)

Binding: 
Contemporary blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards (29.5 x 20 cm.), sewn on 3 supports by the Augsburg Blüte frei or Augsburg Bogenfries workshop (EBDB w000899/Kyriss 77), active circa 1477-1497. 14th-/early 15th-century manuscript waste calendar pages used as front and rear pastedowns; decorative endbands. Two catch plates, clasps wanting. Manuscript title written on top board (heavily faded) and bottom edge.
Provenance: 
Jacl Hasen, signature (leaf a1r of Formicarius); Ellwangen/Jagst (Baden-Württemberg), Fürstliche Hofbibliothek, inscriptions: "Ex bibliotheca aulica r[everen]dissimi et illust[rissimi] principis Eluacensis," 17th-/18th-century (leaves a1v and a2r of Formicarius) and shelf mark: b. VII. C.2 (rear pastedown); Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from Edward L. Dean, 1918.
Formatted Place: 
Germany Augsburg.
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