[Vita et fabulae].

Accession number: 
PML 153
Author: 
Aesop.
Published: 
[Augsburg] : [Anton Sorg], [not before 1483]
Description: 
[130] leaves : illustrated (woodcuts) ; 27 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.
Notes: 

194 woodcuts. Woodcuts are those from Johann Zainer's edition of about 1476-1477 (ISTC ia00116000).
Collation: a-p⁸ q¹⁰: 130 leaves, leaf q10 blank.
Dated by BSB-Ink from the first use of Sorg's type 4. GW dates about 1480. Morgan Catalogue of 1939 dates this edition as 1485.
Incipit (leaf a2r): Vita Esopi fabulatoris clarissimi e greco latina per Rimicium facta ad revere[n]dissimu[m] patrem dominu[m] Anthoniu[m] Tituli sancti Chrisogoni prespiterum Cardinalem.
Paper format: Chancery folio
PML copy leaf dimensions: 26.6 x 19 cm
PML copy missing 14 leaves: a7, b7, d1, h2, n1, p8, q1-7, and q9, all replaced in facsimile.
Printed in Sorg's types 3:140G and 4:109G.
Title derived from ISTC.

Binding: 
Contemporary German (Benediktbeuern) pink-stained unstamped skin over wooden boards (28 x 20 cm), sewn on 3 supports; repaired by Duprez Lahey. Manuscript waste used a quire guards (all quires but f and q), likely from a ca. 800 manuscript (see Bischoff, Kalligraphie in Bayern, 1981, pl. 14). 4 small round brass nail bosses on each board. 1 clasp, wanting.
Variant Title: 

Checklist title: Vita et fabulae

Inscriptions/Markings: 

Hand decoration: Rubricated, red lombards. Annotations: No notations in text.

Provenance: 
Benediktbeuern (Bavaria), Benedictines, inscription: "Iste liber e[st] monasterii Benedictenpewren," 15th century (leaves a1r, a2r, d2r and k1v); William Morris (1834-1896), Kelmscott House, Hammersmith, signature and inscription regarding woodcuts (front fly leaf recto); Richard Bennett (1849-1930); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.
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