De amore et de amoris remedio.

Accession number: 
PML 64375
André, le chapelain.
[Strasbourg] : [C.W.], [about 1473-1474]
[77] leaves ; 29 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased on the Lathrop C. Harper Fund, 1973.

Title from incipit (leaf [1]/2r): "Tractat[us] amoris & de amoris remedio Andree capellani..." and explicit (leaf [9]/10v): "Explicit tractatus amoris & d[e] remedio p[er] Andrea[m] cappellanu[m] inocencii pape quarti editu[m]."
Printed with type 1:110G of the anonymous Strassburg printer "C. W., civis Argentinensis," see BMC I 81. The printer has been identified tentatively as Clas Wencker or Conrad Wolfach, see Needham, "Four Strasburg Incunables."
Collation: [1¹⁰⁽¹⁺¹⁾ 2-8⁸ 9¹⁰]: 77 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery folio
Incipit rubric on leaf [1]/2r printed in red.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 27.3 x 20.6 cm.

19th-century blind-tooled purple straight grain morocco over paper boards (28.5 x 21.5 cm), sewn on 5 supports. Gilt title on spine. Plain paper pastedowns and fly leaves; plain endbands; gilt edges.

Hand decoration: Rubrication unrealized; initials on leaf [1]/2r are modern (Inglis?): red and shell gold with inscriptions "De amore clericor[um] libera nos" and "Amasi. Amaberis." Annotations: very minimal. Inglis's inscription at De remedio, ch. 18 stating that the text is taken from St. Anthoninus of Florence.

John Bellingham Inglis (1780-1870), coat of arms with motto "recte faciendo securus" and his typical pasted-in cut outs of woodcuts and engravings (pastedowns and leaf [1]/2r), Inglis shelf mark(?): C 105, 105 crossed out and replaced with 32 (bottom of leaf [1]/1r), 32 (bottom of second fly leaf recto); [his sales, Sotheby's, 31 July 1871, and 11 June 1900? (not in 1826 sale)]; Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from William Salloch, October 1973.