Das bůch der Natürlichen weiszheit.

Accession number: 
PML 26108
Author: 
Cyrillus, de Quidenon, active 13th century.
Published: 
Augsburg : Anton Sorg, 25 May 1490.
Description: 
[1], ander, drit, iv-Cxxxiii, [5] leaves : illus. (woodcuts) ; 26 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased in 1928.
Notes: 

68 woodcuts from 67 blocks (i.e. 1 repeat) and woodcut initials.
Collation: a-q⁸ r⁶ s⁴: 138 leaves.
Colophon (leaf r6v): Hie endet sich das bůch der Natürlichen weiβheÿt Darinn ma[n] vindet aÿgenschafte und gůt sitten durch hüpsch geleichnuβ/ ebenpildung unnd figuren/ genommen unnd gezogen auβ den exemplen der lerer. Getrucket und vollendet in der Keÿserlichen statt Augspurg von Anthonio Sorg. An santt Urbans tage. Nach der menschwerdunge Cristi Jhesu In dem M.CCCC.und LXXXX. Jar.
Lehre und Unterweisung is a shortened version of Albertanus Causidicus Brixiensis, De arte tacendi et loquendi, De consolatione et consilio, and De amore Dei et proximi (Verfasserlexikon 2, I pp.152-154).
Paper format: Chancery folio
PML copy leaf dimensions: 25 x 18.2 cm
Printed in Sorg's types 3:140G and 4:109G.
The true author of the Speculum sapientiae is Boniohannes de Messana (Kaeppeli I 699).
Title from half-title page (leaf a1r): Das bůch der Natürlichen weiszheit.
Translated by Ulrich von Pottenstein.

Binding: 
Modern "half" pigskin over wooden boards (26 x 19.5 cm), sewn on 3 supports. Plain paper pastedowns and fly leaves; sprinkled edges.
Variant Title: 

Buch der naturlichen Weiszheit

Inscriptions/Markings: 

Hand decoration: No rubrication required. Woodcuts hand colored. Annotations: No notations in text.

Provenance: 
Lathrop C. Harper, unidentified catalog; Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from Harper, Dec. 1928.
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