De civitate dei.

Accession number: 
PML 240
Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo.
[Subiaco] : [Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz], 12 June 1467.
[271] leaves ; 42 cm. (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Toovey collection, 1899.

Title from table incipit (leaf [1]/1r): Aurelii Augustinis de civitate dei primi libri incipiunt Rubrice.
Colophon (leaf [28]/6): AURELII. AUGUSTINI. doctoris egregii atq[ue] Episcopi ypponensis de civitate dei liber vicesimussecundus explicit contra paganos. Sub anno a nativitate domini .M.CCCC.LXVII. Pontificat[us] PAULI Pape secundi anno eius tertio. Tertio regnante Romano[rum] Imp[er]atore FREDERICO. Indictio[n]e .XV. die vero duodecima mensis Junii. DEO GRATIAS. GOD .AL.
Printed in Sweynheym and Pannartz's type 1:120R.
Collation: [1¹⁰ 2⁴; 3-12¹⁰ 13¹² 14-17¹⁰ 18¹⁰(2+1: Et dixit) 19-22¹⁰ 23⁸(3+1: non esse) 24-26¹⁰ 27⁸ 28⁶(2+1: usquequaque)]: 271 leaves, leaves [2]/3-4 blank.
Paper format: Royal folio
For the participation of the monks of Subiaco in printing the edition, see M. Miglio and C. Frova, 'Dal Ms. Sublacense XLII all'editio princeps del De Civitate Dei ...', Scrittura, biblioteche e stampa a Roma nel quattrocento (Vatican City, 1980) pp.245-73, and L. Hellinga in Bulletin du bibliophile, 1989, pp.47-49 (CIBN).
Printed in a print-run of 200 copies.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 40.7 x 28.3 cm.
PML copy missing 2 leaves: [2]/3-4 (blanks).

Modern quarter brown leather with paper sides over boards (42 x 29 cm.), sewn on 6 supports by Duprez-Lahey, 1932. Plain paper pastedowns and fly leaves; decorative endbands; gilt edges.

Hand decoration: Illuminated by Ulrich Schreier for Bernhard von Kraiburg, foliate border decoration with Bernhard's armorials: 1) diocese of Salzburg, 2) bishopric of Chiemsee, 3) Bernhard's devise: "ONOVS", 4) Kraiburg armorial (leaf [3]/1r), with flourished initials by a member of Schreier's workshop; red and blue alternating lombards and paragraph marks, manuscript rubrics. Annotations: Contemporary chapter tituli in margins, written in a contemporary German hand. Manuscript alpha-numeric quire signatures (start with quire [3]) and catchwords.

Bernhard von Kraiburg (1412-1477), Bishop of Chiemsee, painted armorials (leaf [3]/1r); Archibald Acheson, Earl of Gosford (1806-1864), armorial booklabel and bibliographical note (front pastedown); James Toovey (1814-1893), Burnham Abbey booklabel (front pastedown); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Toovey collection, 1899.