Hystoria Friderici imperatoris.

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Accession number: 
PML 20590
Burchard, von Ursberg, approximately 1177-1231.
[Augsburg] : [Monastery of SS. Ulrich and Afra], [1472]
[46] leaves ; 31 cm. (fol.)
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Purchased by J.P. Morgan, Jr., 1917.

Title from incipit (leaf [1]/2r): Hystoria Friderici imperatoris magni. hui[us] nomi[ni]s primi ducis sueuorum et pare[n]tele sue.
No colophon. Imprint based upon type and former Munich copy with rubricator's date of 1472.
Printed in the Monastery of SS. Ulrich and Afra's type 1:105R.
Collation: [1-4¹⁰ 5⁶]: 46 leaves, leaf [1]/1 and [5]/6 blank.
Paper format: Chancery folio
PML copy leaf dimensions: 30.7 x 21.5 cm.

Contemporary blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards (31 x 21.5 cm.), sewn on 2 supports by SS. Ulrich and Afra, Augsburg (EBDB w000114/Kyriss 2); repaired by Duprez Lahey. Contemporary paper pastedowns. 1 clasp, wanting.
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Historia Friderici imperatoris


Hand decoration: Rubricated, alternating red and blue lombards and paragraph marks, and red capital strokes. Annotations: Minimal contemporary marginal notations, perhaps by Scheurl (Nuremberg is noted on leaf [3]/7v). 19th-century marginal notes in graphite, perhaps by Beggi or Ashburnham, with one note mentioning the recent prosecution of a Mormon, Mr. Prince, on 28 June 1860. Bibliographic notes in ink citing Brunet, and stating "Venda 26 flor. Meerman" (front fly leaf recto).

Christoph Scheurl (1481-1542), bookplate (front pastedown); Francesco Orazio Beggi (fl. 1848-1864), monogram bookplate (front fly leaf recto); his sales, Puttick and Simpson, 16 March 1864 and 22 May 1865; Bertram Ashburnham (1797-1878), Earl of Ashburnham, with shelf mark: 14.H (front pastedown); his sale, Sotheby's, 25 June 1897, lot 869; Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919), booklabel (front pastedown); his sale, Christie's, 10 Dec. 1917, lot 109, to Quaritch (with collation note, 28 Dec. 1917, rear pastedown) for Morgan; J.P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943), purchased Dec. 1917 (accessioned July 1919).