Libri et epistole.

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PML 22591
Cyprian, Saint, -304.
[Stuttgart] : [Printer of the 'Erwählung Maximilians'], [about 1486]
[132] leaves ; 28 x 20 cm (fol.)
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Purchased in 1925.

Title from incipit (leaf A2r): Cecilii Cipriani Episcopi cartaginensis et martiris dignissimi Libri et epistole.
Colophon (leaf R6r): Expliciunt Epistole Ccilii [sic] Cipriani Episcopi cartaginensis co[n]fessoris et martiris dignissimi.
Printed in type 2:87G.
Collation: A-P⁸ Q-R⁶: 132 leaves, leaf A1 blank.
Paper format: Chancery folio
BMC (reprint) suggests that the printer may be Hans Scheffer, or Johann Scheffler whose name occurs in the Stuttgart tax-lists.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 26.6 x 19.8 cm.

Contemporary blind-tooled goatskin over beech boards (28 x 20 cm), sewn on 3 supports by the St. Peter Abbey in Salzburg workshop, top and bottom boards are stamped in different patterns; rebacked in white sheepskin. Manuscript waste used to reinforce the hinge and as quire guards. 2 clasps, 1 wanting.
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Hand decoration: Rubricated, red lombards (some with flourishing), paragraph marks, and capital strokes. Annotations: No notations in text.

Salzubrg (Austria), Benedictines, St. Peter, title label with shelf mark C and spine label with shelf mark A.V.2., inscription: Conventus S. Petri Salisburgi, 18th century, and bookplate, 1787 (inside front board); Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from Lathrop C. Harper, March 1925.