Biblia latina.

Accession number: 
PML 41120-21
Uniform title: 
Bible. Latin. 1471.
Rome impresserunt : Conradus Sweynheym : Arnoldus Pannartzque magistri, .M.CCCC.LXXI. [1471, not before 15 March]
2 volumes ([282], [346] leaves) ; 42 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased in 1949.

Title from ISTC.
Imprint from colophon, leaf [58]/7r (in verse): Aspicis illustris lector quicunq[ue] libellos / Si cupis artificum nomina nosse: lege. / Aspera ridebis cognomina Teutona: forsan / Mitiget ars musis inscia uerba uirum. / Co[n]radus suueynheym: Arnoldus pa[n]nartzq[ue] maigstri: / Rome impresserunt talia multa simul. / Petrus cum fratre Francisco Maximus ambo / Huic operi aptatam contribuere domum. .M.CCCC.LXXI.
Printed in Sweynheym and Pannartz's type 2:115R.
Collation, vol. I: [1-2⁸ 3-7¹⁰ 8⁸ 9-12¹⁰ 13¹² 14-17¹⁰ 18-19⁸ 20-24¹⁰ 25⁸ 26-28¹⁰ 29¹²]: 282 leaves, leaves [1]/1, [2]/8, [3]/1, and [29]/12 blank; vol. II: [30-34¹⁰ 35⁸ 36-40¹⁰ 41⁸ 42-45¹⁰ 46¹² 47-51¹⁰ 52⁸ 53-56¹⁰ 57-58⁸; 59-62¹⁰ 63-65⁸]: 346 leaves, leaves [30]/1, [58]/8, [65]/7-8 blank.
Paper format: Royal folio.
Edited by Johannes Andreas, bishop of Aleria.
Includes: [Pseudo-] Aristeas, Ad Philocratem de lxx interpretibus; translated by Mattia Palmieri (leaves [1]/3v-[2]/7v).
See Bod-inc for complete contents list.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 40.6 x 28.5 cm.
PML copy missing 4 leaves: [1]/1, [29]/12 and [65]/7-8 (blanks).

18th/19th-century Austrian (Wilten?) blind-tooled polished calf over wooden boards (42 x 30 cm), sewn on 5 supports. Plain paper pastedowns and endleaves; decorative endbands; yellow edges. Each volume with 2 clasps. Binding description in item file describes this as an Italian/Roman binding, although that seems less probable considering the Austrian/Wilten provenance.

Hand decoration: Contemporary Italian (Roman?) rubrication, alternating red and blue initials; primary initials in gold with white vine decoration, including full border decoration with Fieger armorial (leaf [3]/2r). Annotations: Contemporary marginal notations and headlines in Austrian hand (related to Fieger ownership, same as in UCLA Aquinas).

Fieger family (of Hall, Tyrol), armorial (leaf [3]/2r), perhaps Benedikt Fieger (d. 1490), several Fieger books (including the S&P 1470 Aquinas (UCLA (ex-Doheny, lot 80), with same painted border/armorial and marginal annotation hand as PML) ended up at Wilten; Joannes Tieffenprunner, signature, 16th century (leaf [29]/11v); Wilten (Tyrol), Premonstratensians, acquired by Abbot Röggl from the Fieger Foundation in the parish church of St. Nicholas in Hall in the 1830s or 1840s, stamp: "Bibliotheca Wiltin," (vols. I and II, front pastedown and leaves [1]/2r, [30]/1r, and [65]/6v), the monastery was closed in 1807 and the library transferred to the Innsbruck Universitätsbibliothek, after which, some of the books were returned when Wilten was refounded in 1815, the volumes were seen by E. Ph. Goldschmidt (working for GW) still at Wilten in 1914 (see notes in PML item folder), the monastery was ultimately closed by the National Socialists in 1939; Heinrich Rosenthal (Lucerne), 1948, offered for CHF 28,000; Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from Lathrop C. Harper, Oct. 1949.