Admonitionis de profectu anime liber.

Accession number: 
PML 77103.2
[Albi] : [Printer of Pius II, 'Epistola de remedio amoris' (H 183)], [about 1478]
[18] leaves ; 27.5 x 20 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased on the Fellows Fund and Fellows Capital Fund, 1981.

Title from colophon.
Incipit (leaf [1]/1r): Nota q[uam] hec admonitio xv. capitula hab[et]. et ingressus domus domini. xv. gradibus fuisse describitur.
Colophon (leaf [2]/8r): Admonitionis de profectu anime liber feliciter explicit.
Printed in type 1:115R.
Collation: [1¹⁰ 2⁸]: 18 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery folio
Printing assigned to Neumeister by Pellechet, Catalogue général des incunables des bibliothèques publiques de France, 49.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 26.4 x 18.8 cm.

18th-century French gilt-tooled green morocco over paper boards (27 x 19.5 cm), sewn on 5 supports. Marbled paper pastedowns and fly leaves, with plain paper fly leaves; decorative endbands; all edges gilt.
Variant Title: 

Admonitio de profectu animae


Hand decoration: Illuminated initial and marginal foliage, Flemish style (leaf [1]/1r); rubricated, alternating red and blue lombards with blue/red penwork decoration and paragraph marks, yellow capital strokes (same in ChL 1598F). Annotations: Nota bene marks.

Louis César, duc de La Vallière (1708-1780), inscription: "La Valliere No. 787, vendu £38, Lasirna non fait par mention" (fly leaf verso); his sale, Paris, 1783; Charles Pierre Josèphe Le Candèle de Ghyseghem (1761-1830), armorial booklabel; his sale, Catalogue de Livres...La Bibliotheque de Monsieur Le Baron Le Candele de Ghyseghem, Brussels, 15 March 1838; Engelbert-Auguste, duc d'Arenberg (1824-1875), no. 303bis (blue spine label) and inventory codes A,5 and XXII,10/XXIV,36 (first fly leaf verso); H.P. Kraus, cat. 86 (1958), no. 203b; Eric Hyde Lord Sexton (1902-1980), Incun. 91, 92, booklabels (front pastedown); his sale, Christie's NY, 8 April 1981, lot 1; Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased 8 April 1981.