Biblia latina.

Accession number: 
PML 19208-09
Uniform title: 
Bible. Latin. 1462.
In civitate Maguntini : per Johannem Fust ... et Petrum Schoiffer, .M.cccc.lxij. In vigilia assumpcionis gloriose virginis marie [14 August 1462].
In two parts [242, 239] leaves ; 43.5 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1911.

Title from ISTC.
Imprint from colophon, part II, leaf [24]/6r (printed in red): P[rese]ns hoc opusculu[m] finitu[m] ac co[m]pletu[m]. et ad eusebia[m] dei industrie in ciuitate Magunti[n]i per Johanne[m] fust ciue[m] et Petru[m] schoiffer de gernβheym clericu[m] dioces[is] eiusde[m] est consu[m]matu[m]. Anno incarnac[i]onis d[om]inice .M.cccc.lxij. In vigilia assumpc[i]o[n]is gl[ori]ose virginis marie. [Fust and Schoeffer's printer's mark]
Date from part I, leaf [25]/8r (printed in red): Anno M. [Fust and Schoeffer's printer's mark] .cccc.lxij.
Printed in Fust and Schoeffer's type 5:118G.
Collation, part I: [1-8¹⁰ 9-10⁸ 11-23¹⁰ 24-25⁸]: 242 leaves; part II: [1-13¹⁰ 14¹² 15-23¹⁰ 24⁶ (5+1: "q[uonia]m una hora"]: 239 leaves.
Paper format: Royal folio
For reset pages and variants in the colophons, see GW and CIBN.
Chapter rubrics, explicits, and some initials printed in red.
PML copy printed on vellum.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 41.5 x 31 cm.

Both volumes: 19th-century English full brown goatskin, gilt- and blind-tooled in a retrospective Italian style, over paper boards (43.5 x 32 cm), sewn on 5 supports by Bedford. Plain vellum pastedowns and endleaves; decorative endbands; gilt edges.

Hand decoration: Contemporary Mainz illuminated foliate borders and initials by the Fust Master, alternating red and blue initials, headlines, and roman numeral chapter numbers, and red capital strokes. Annotations: Contemporary arabic numeral quire signatures (bottom center of first leaf of quire) and leaf signatures (bottom right corner of leaves), mostly trimmed. Original endleaf of each volume retained with contemporary manuscript contents list (vol. I, front endleaf 4r and vol. II, front endleaf 4r).

Halberstadt, St. Stephen's Cathedral, chapter library, chapter dissolved 1811 and transferred to cathedral school library, black ink stamp: "Bibliotheca Stephanei Halberstadensis" (part I, leaf [1]/1v and part II, leaf [1]/1v), during the Kingdom of Westphalia part of collection transferred in 1812 to: Göttingen University Library, library stamp (part I, leaf [1]/1v and part II, leaf [1]/1v), returned to Halberstadt Cathedral Library, 1814 (see detailed documentation in PML item folder); purchased by Edwin Tross (bookdealer) of Paris in 1863 for 1600 thaler; Henry Huth (1815-1878), inherited by his son: Alfred Henry Huth (1850-1910), Ex Museo Huthii booklabel (front pastedown), Huth sale, Sotheby's, part 1, 15 Nov. 1911, lot 650 for £3050 to Bernard Quaritch, collation statement by F.S. Ferguson, 27 Nov. 1911 (vol. I, rear pastedown); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased from Quaritch, Dec. 1911.