Apocalypsis Sanctis Johannis (Incipit: Conv[er]si ab ydolis p[er] perdicacione[m] b[eat]ti ioha[n]nis drusiana et ceteri).

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Accession number: 
PML 6
Uniform title: 
Apocalypsis Sancti Johannis (Block book). Latin.
Published: 
[Germany (Mainz region?), ca. 1463-1467]
Description: 
48 leaves : ill. ; 26 cm
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.
Notes: 

A copy in Gutenberg Museum, Mainz has inscription dated 1463 and copy in Rylands Library, Manchester is in a Richenbach binding dated 1467.
Schreiber ed. IV
Collation: [1-3¹⁶], 48 leaves.
Chancery folio.
PML has 12 leaves: 2, 6, 9, 16, 18, 21, 22, 26, 30, 33, 37, and 45.
Watermark in PML leaves is Briquet 869 from Metz, dated 1448-60 (also found in Ryalands, Apocalypse IV; see notes in item file).
PML leaves are trimmed to printed area, approximately 25.5 x 20 cm.
Schreiber assumes Bennett copy was formerly owned by Rudolph Weigel in Leipzig, but Bennett acquired these twelve leaves in two separate purchases: leaves 2, 6, 9, 16, 26, 30, and 33 (28 Dec. 1896); leaves 18, 21, 22, 37, and 45 (17 April 1899) (see notes in Schreiber volume and item folder).

Binding: 
Unbound and individually mounted, in blue clam shell box (with PML 4).
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Hand decoration: All leaves are hand colored in orange, green, brown, and yellow. Annotations: most leaves with contemporary texts on verso in German.

Provenance: 
Richard Bennett (1844-1900), purchased in two sets, 28 December 1896: ff. 2, 6, 9, 16, 26, 30, and 33, 17 April 1899: ff. 18, 21, 22, 37, and 45; Pierpont Morgan, Pierpont Morgan Library, 1902.
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