Cronica vo[n] allen kaÿsern un[d] künigen.

Accession number: 
PML 142
Bämler, Johann, approximately 1430-1503.
Augsburg : Johann Bämler, 1476.
[196] leaves : illus. (woodcuts) ; 30 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.

4 full-page woodcuts beginning each section. Leaves [9]/3 and [15]/9 are inserted singletons, see BMC.
Collation: [1-8¹⁰ 9²(2+1 blank/woodcut) 10-13¹⁰ 14⁸ 15⁸(8+1 blank/woodcut) 16-19¹⁰ 20-21⁸]: 196 leaves, leaf [21]/8 blank.
Colophon, part II (leaf [14]/7v): Gedruckt un[d] volenndet zů Augspurg Am Samstag vor sant Gallen tag. Anno .d[omi]ni. [etc]. im lxxvi. jare.
Colophon, part III (leaf [15]/8r): Getruckt von johanne Bämler zů Augspurg Am freytag vor Simonis un[d] jude in de[n] lxxvi iar.
Colophon, parts I and IV (leaf [21]/7r): Getruckt un[d] vollenndet von johanne Bämler zů Augspurg am freitag nach sant Galle[n] tag Anno [etc] in de[n] lxxvi iare.
In four parts, with three colophons, I and IV being issued together on 18 Oct., the Reformation Siegmunds on 12 Oct., and the Reformation Friedrichs on 25 Oct. The two imperial Reformations were doubtless available separately (CIBN).
Incipit, part II (leaf [10]/1r): Hienach volget die Reformacion/ So d[er] aller duchleüchtigist groβmechtigist fürst un[d] herr/ herr Sigmu[n]d Römischer keÿser...
Incipit, part III (leaf [15]/1r): Hie nach volget die kunigklich reformation So der aller duchleichtigist Groβmächtigist fürst und herre/ herr fridich Römischer keÿser...
Incipit, part IV (leaf [16]/1r): Hie nach volget von allen Bäbsten/ die von sannt Peter de[n] ersten pabst biβ auff dise czeit gewesen seind...
Incipits of each section printed in red.
On Bämler's compilation see Verfasserlexikon I (1978) col. 599.
Paper format: Chancery folio
PML copy leaf dimensions: 29.1 x 20.2 cm
PML copy missing 2 leaves: [1]/1 (blank recto with woodcut on verso) and [21]/8 (blank).
Printed in Bämler's types 2:138G and 1:140G.
Title from incipit (leaf [1]/2r): Hie nach volget ein Cronica vo[n] allen kaÿsern un[d] künigen...

18th-century French gilt-tooled red morocco over paper boards (30.5 x 21.5 cm), sewn on 6 supports. Marbled paper pastedowns and fly leaves, with plain paper fly leaves; decorative endbands; all edges gilt.
Variant Title: 

Chronik von allen Kaisern und Königen.


Hand decoration: Rubrication not required, printed initials and woodcuts not colored. Annotations: Some 16th-century notations in text, mostly washed/bleached; one dated 1527 (leaf [5]/3r). List of contents of volume in French, late-18th/early-19th century. English bibliographic description tipped in, 19th century (front fly leaf recto) and notes on missing leaves, 19th century, signed RH (second front fly leaf recto).

Unidentified French ownership, contents list (second fly leaf verso) and binding; Payne and Foss, 1829, inscription (second front fly leaf recto); John Hayford Thorold (1773-1831), monogram booklabel and Syston Park armorial bookplate (front pastedown); his sale, Sotheby's, 12 Dec. 1884, lot 645; Richard Bennett (1849-1930), armorial bookplate (front fly leaf recto) and bibliographical notes: No. 67a, 30/1/1900 and price code: rm/-/- (front fly leaf verso); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.