Das bůch der geschicht des grossen Allexanders.

Accession number: 
PML 62
Leo, Archipresbyter, active 10th century.
Strasbourg : Martin Schott, 12 June 1493.
[108] leaves : illus. (woodcuts) ; 26 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.

28 woodcuts, including full-page woodcut of Alexander the Great on leaf a1v.
Collation: a⁸ b-n⁶ o⁸ p-q⁶ r⁸: 108 leaves, leaf r8 blank.
Colophon (leaf r7v): "Hie ended sich die hystori Eusebii von de[m] grossen künig Alexander. Als die der hoch gelert doctor Johan Hartlieb zů München durch liebe des durchleüchtigen fürsten herzog Albrechts säliger gedächtnuβ in teüsche transferiert und geschriben hat. Gedruckt und vollendet in der loblichen stat Straβburg vo[n] martin schotten An mitwochen vor Viti un[d] Modesti. Des jares do man zaltt nach der geburt Christi .M.cccclxxxxiij. jar."
Incipit (leaf a2r): "Hie nach volget die hustori von dem grossen Alexander wie die Eusebius geschriben hat. Zů dem ersten doctor Hartliebs von München vorrede."
Paper format: Chancery folio
PML copy leaf dimensions: 25.3 x 19.1 cm
PML copy mising 1 leaf: r8 (blank). Leaves a1, p1, and p3 with repaired tears; leaf e3 repaired with modern manuscript fragments.
Printed in Schott's type 1:99G.
Title from leaf a1r.
Translated, adapted, and with a praface by Johann Hartlieb.
Xylographic title on leaf a1r.

18-/19th-century quarter pigskin (reused fragment?) with sides covered in mottled paper over paper boards (26 x 20 cm), sewn on 3 supports. Plain paper pastedowns and fly leaves; red stained edges. Gilt-stamped leather title label on spine.
Variant Title: 

Historia Alexandri Magni.


Hand decoration: Rubricated, red lombards, paragraph marks, capital strokes and underlining. Woodcuts on leaves a1v, a4r, and a7v partially colored. Annotations: Few marginal annotations, washed and faded.

Munich, Court Library, duplicate inscription (leaf a1r); William Morris, Kelmscott House, Hammersmith (1834-1896), booklabel (front pastedown); Richard Bennett (1849-1930), armorial bookplate and price code "om/-/- +" (front pastedown); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.