Barlaam et Josaphat.

Accession number: 
PML 186
Uniform title: 
Barlaam and Joasaph.
[Speyer] : [Printer of the 'Gesta Christi'], [about 1472-1473]
[78] leaves ; 30 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.

Title from explicit.
Explicit (leaf k6v): Explicit Liber Barlaam et Josaphat.
Printed in the Printer of the Gesta Christi's type 1:120G.
Collation: a-f G h I⁸ k⁶: 78 leaves, leaf a1 blank.
Paper format: Chancery folio.
Pin holes in outer margin, 2.7 cm. from the top and 3.2 cm. from the bottom edge of the text block.
Formerly attributed to Joannes Damascenus.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 29 x 21.4 cm.

18th/19th-century parchment-like paper over paper boards (30 x 21.5 cm.), sewn on 4 supports. Plain paper pastedowns and fly leaves; decorative endbands.
Variant Title: 

Checklist title: Gesta Barlaam et Josaphat


Hand decoration: Rubricated, alternating red and blue lombards, and red capital strokes. Annotations: No notations in text.

[Edwin Tross?, "Tross" written at gutter edge of leaf a1r]; William Horatio Crawford (1815?-1888), of Lakelands, Cork, bookplate (front pastedown); his sale, Sotheby's, 12 March 1891, lot 1721; William Morris (1834-1896), Kelmscott House, Hammersmith, booklabel (front pastedown); Richard Bennett (1849-1930), armorial bookplate (front pastedown) and price code s/-/- +___ (front pastedown); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.