Prefacio i[n] libru[m] qui dicit[ur] dyalog[us] creaturaru[m] moralizat[us] omni materie morali iocu[n]do et edificatiuo modo applicabilis.

Accession number: 
PML 644
In opido Goudensi : per Gerardum Leeu, millesimo quadringentesimo octuagesimo mensis iunij die tercia [3 June 1480].
[104] leaves : illustrations (woodcuts) ; 30 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.

Title from caption, leaf [1]/2r.
Imprint from colophon, leaf m6r: [Printer's mark] Presens liber Dyalogus creaturarum appellatus iocundis fabulis plenus Per gerardum leeu in opido goudensi incept[us] munere dei finitus est Anno domini millesimo quadringentesimo octuagesimo mensis iunij die tercia. G lEEU.
Printed in Leeu's type 2:108G.
Signatures: [1⁴ 2⁶]; a-l⁸: 104 leaves, leaves [1]/1 and a1 blank. Variant collations for first 10 leaves in BSB-Ink [*¹⁰] and Bod-inc [*⁶ **⁴].
Paper format: Chancery folio.
PML Checklist enters this work under: Nicolaus Pergamenus.
Ascribed to Nicolaus Pergamenus on the basis of Paris BN MS. lat 8512, and to the Milanese doctor Mayno de Mayneriis on the basis of a MS. at Cremona C, supported by local references in the text (Pio Rajna, Intorno al cosiddetto Dialogus creaturarum ed al suo autore, in Giornale storico della letteratura italiana 10 (1887) pp.75-113).
122 woodcuts.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 28.5 x 21 cm.
PML copy missing 1 leaf: a1 (blank).

18th-century English gilt-tooled maroon morocco over paper boards (30 x 22 cm), sewn on 5 supports. Marbled paper pastedowns and endleaves, with plain paper endleaves; decorative endbands; gilt edges.
Variant Title: 

Dialogus creaturarum moralisatus


Hand decoration: Contemporary rubrication, red initials, paragraph marks, and capital stokes, major initial with color washed away but penwork decoration (leaf [1]/2r). Annotations: No marginal notations in text.

Unidentified English catalogue description, for £275 (rear endleaf 1 recto); Richard Bennett (1849-1930), armorial bookplate (front pastedown) and bibliographical notes: No. 39, 6/2/94 and price code: sl/-/- (front endleaf 1 verso); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.