De adherendo Deo.

Accession number: 
PML 196
Albertus, Magnus, Saint, 1193?-1280.
[Ulm] : [Johann Zainer], [about 1473]
[40] leaves ; 26 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.

Title from incipit (leaf [1]/1r): Incipit liber Alberti Magni ordinis predicatorum de adherendo deo nudato intellectu et affectu et ultima et suprema perfectione hominis quantum possibile est.
Printed in Zainer's type 2:110R.
Collation: [1-4¹⁰]: 40 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery folio
De adhaerendo Deo usually attributed to Albertus Magnus, but the author is Johannes de Castello (Sheppard, referring to M. Grabmann, Mittelalterliches Geistesleben, 1926, pp.489-524).
Woodcut border, leaf [1]/1r.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 25.5 x 18.4 cm.

Modern half brown goatskin with cloth sides over paper boards (26 x 19 cm), stab-sewn(?). Plain paper pastedowns and fly leaves; decorative endbands.

Hand decoration: Rubricated, red lombards, paragraph marks, and capital strokes. Annotations: A few contemporary notations/correction in margin.

M. Hazlitt, signature and inscription comparing copy to that in Bodleian (front fly leaf recto); Charles Weatherby Reynell (1798-1892), signature (front fly leaf recto); his sale, Sotheby's, 15 May 1895; sale catalogue description, lot 5 (Reynell sale?), tipped-in (front fly leaf recto); William Morris (1834-1896), Kelmscott House, Hammersmith, booklabel (front pastedown) and bibliographic notes by Sydney Cockerell, laid-in (rear pastedown); Richard Bennett (1849-1930), armorial bookplate (front pastedown); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.