Gaistliche uβlegong des lebes Ihesu Cristi.

Accession number: 
PML 20592
[Ulm] : [Johann Zainer], [about 1482]
[178] leaves : illus. (woodcuts) ; 27 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased by J.P. Morgan, Jr., 1917.

95 woodcuts from 89 blocks (with repeats) and initials.
Collation: a-x⁸y¹⁰: 178 leaves.
Dated by CIBN. GW dates not before 1478.
Paper format: Chancery folio
PML copy leaf dimensions: 26.6 x 18.8 cm
PML copy missing 17 leaves: a2-6, x7-8, and y1-10; leaves a2 and y10 are supplied in facsimile; additional woodcut of Christ and the Woman at the Well (12 x 9.8 cm, see Field, Fifteenth Century Woodcuts, National Gallery of Art, no. 24) inserted between leaves e6-7.
Printed in Zainer's type 7:96G.
Proctor assigned to Augsburg.
Title from incipit (leaf a2r): Gaistliche uβlegong des lebes Ihesu Cristi.

Contemporary blind-stamped calf over wooden boards (27.5 x 20 cm), sewn on 3 supports by Konrad Dinckmuth in Ulm (EBDB w000070/Kyriss 126), active 1470-1506; rebacked by Duprez-Lahey.

Hand decoration: Rubrication not required. Woodcuts and woodcut initials painted by hand in yellow, pink, red, and blue. Annotations: No notations in text.

Ottobeuren Abbey (Bavaria), Sts. Alexander and Theodore, inscription: Iste liber e[st] mo[na]sterii s[an]cto[rum] m[arty]r[em] Alexandri [et] Theodori - Otte[n]büre[nsis] ordinis s[an]cti b[e]n[e]dicti Augsutice dyo[cese] (leaf a1r); Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919), booklabel (front pastedown); his sale, Christie's, 10 Dec. 1917, lot 120 to Quaritch (with a collation note on rear pastedown) for Morgan; J.P. Morgan, Jr., purchased 1917 (accessioned 1919).