Cronecken der Sassen.

Accession number: 
PML 33
Uniform title: 
Chronicles: Saxony. Low German.
Mainz : Peter Schoeffer, 6 Mar. 1492.
[284] leaves : ills. ; 30 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.

Title (leaf [a]/1r): "Cronecken der Sassen."
Imprint from colophon (leaf N4v).
Authorship ascribed to Konrad Botho by GW.
Collation: [a-h]⁸ i-z⁸ A-M⁸ N⁴: 284 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery folio
Woodcuts by Master WB (possibly identified as Wolfgang Beurer, see J. P. Filedt Kok, "Master WB," in Grove Art Online); the artist's monogram has a staff with a snake wrapped around it between the initials. Woodcut battle scene signed "hr" (leaves e8r, h7r, r4r, s7r, t8r, L4r, etc.) and scene of a prince before a city gate signed "h" (leaves g1v, i6v, r3v, A6r, etc.).
Colophon and device (leaf n4r) printed in red.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 28.8 x 20.5 cm.

17th/18th-century parchment over stiff paper boards (29.8 x 22 cm) on 4 parchment straps; spine stained red with gilt tooling with added gilt-leather spine label. Yapp foredges. Enbroidered endbands.

A few contemporary marginal notes. Notes in an early sixteenth-century German hand for the years 1571-73 (leaf n4); note date 1585 (leaf h3v). Note in (eighteenth-century?) French hand on Conrad Botho (first fly leaf recto).

Würzburg, St. Stephan (Benedictines), "E[x] Bibliotheca Mon[aste]rii S. Stephani Herbipoli" (leaf [a]1r); Comte W. de Paar, inscription with shelf mark, no. 26:9 (front pastedown); William Morris, Kelmscott House, Hammersmith (1834-1896), booklabel (front pastedown); Richard Bennett (1849-1930), armorial bookplate (front pastedown); Pierpont Morgan, purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.