Liber epistolarum sancti Augustini.

Accession number: 
PML 5081
Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo.
[Strasbourg] : [Johann Mentelin], [not after 1471]
[264] leaves ; 41 cm (fol.)
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Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1906.

Title from incipit, leaf [1]/1r: Liber Epistolarum Sancti Augustini Incipit Feliciter.
Imprint from ISTC.
Printed in Mentelin's type 2a:112G.
Collation: [1-5¹⁰ 6⁸ 7-8⁶ 9-16¹⁰ 17⁸ 18⁶ 19-24¹⁰ 25⁸ 26⁶ 27⁸ 28¹⁰ 29⁸]: 264 leaves, leaf [29]/8 blank. Leaf [8]/6 is a half-leaf with a blank recto and only one column of text printed on the verso.
Paper format: Royal folio.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 39.7 x 29 cm.
PML copy missing 1 leaf: [29]/8 (blank).

19th-century English full brown crushed goatskin, with blind-stamped centerpiece, over paper boards (41 x 30 cm), sewn on 5 supports. Plain vellum pastedowns and endleaves; decorative endbands; yellow edges.
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Hand decoration: Contemporary rubrication, alternating red and blue initials, red paragraph marks, foliation, and capital strokes. Annotations: Contemporary marginal notations sporadically throughout text, including some textual corrections and comments, many clover-shaped nota bene marks. Contemporary manuscript quire signatures, mainly trimmed, with Arabic numerals written in blind on the first leaves of each quire. Contemporary manuscript contents on 2 leaves bound at start, *² (watermark: scales, see Piccard online DE3270-jurid395_167, 1466-1475).

Prague, Jesuits, inscription: "Caes: Coll: Socie: JESU [Pragae]," with "Pragae" inked out and "Kuttemb[erg]" (i.e. Kutná Hora, Czech Rep.) written in, with shelfmark inscription: "cath: inscr: IA n 60" (leaf *1r); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased from J. Pearson & Co., 1906.