Opera [et] tractatus beati Anselmi archiepiscopi cantuarien[sis] ordinis sancti Benedicti.

Accession number: 
PML 23496
Anselm, Saint, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1033-1109.
Nuremberg : Caspar Hochfeder, 27 March 1491.
[182] leaves ; 27 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased in 1926.

Title from half-title page (leaf [1]/1r).
Colophon (leaf [et]5v): Opera sancti Anselmi que is sc[ri]psit hoc libro q[uam] salutari sidore clauduntur. Anno [christ]i .M.cccc.lxxxxi. die vero vicesimaseptima martii Nurenberge. per Caspar hochfeder: opificem mira arte ac diligentia impressa.
Printed in Hochfeder's types 1:83G and 2:168G.
Collation: [1⁴]; a-d⁸ e⁶ f-s⁸ t-z [et]⁶: 182 leaves, leaf [et]6 blank.
Paper format: Chancery folio
With prefaces by Petrus Danhauser and Johannes Löffelholz.
For contents, see Bod-inc.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 26.6 x 19.1 cm.
PML copy missing 1 leaf: [et]6 (blank).

Modern half goatskin with sides covered in paste paper over paper boards (27 x 20 cm), sewn on 5 supports by M. Otto, 1928. Plain paper pastedowns and fly leaves; decorative endbands.
Variant Title: 

Opera et tractatus beati Anselmi archiepiscopi cantuariensis ordinis sancti Benedicti


Hand decoration: Rubricated, red lombards, paragraph marks, and L-brackets (all with rather calligraphic strokes/loops); washed/faded. Annotations: Some Latin notations throughout and inscriptions on half-title page in a 16th-century German hand.

William S.W. Vaux (1818-1885), inscription, British Museum, 18 Aug. 1841 (front fly leaf recto); two unidentified sale catalogue lot descriptions tipped-in (front pastedown); Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from Davis & Orioli, March 1926.