Incipit prologus in troianam hystoriam dyctys cretensis.

Accession number: 
PML 31838.1
Dictys, Cretensis.
[Cologne] : [Printer of Dictys (Arnold Ther Hoernen)], [not after 1471]
[68] leaves ; 22 cm (4to)
Credit Line: 
Purchased in 1935.

Title from caption, leaf [1]/1r.
Printed in the Printer of Dictys type 1:99G.
The Edinburgh copy was rubricated in 1471; cf also Sotheby, Typography, pl.30, no.66.
Collations: [1-7⁸ 8-9⁶]: 68 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery quarto.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 20.8 x 14 cm.

15th-century German blind-stamped calf over wooden boards (22 x 15cm), sewn on 3 supports, probably bound in Cologne, with tools similar to those assigned to the Sankt Georg (St. Georg) workshop (EBDB w002491, active 1456-98); rebacked. Modern plain vellum pastedowns. 2 clasps, missing, and evidence of chain hasp. Manuscript titles on fore and top edges.
Variant Title: 

Historia Troiana.


Hand decoration: Contemporary (Cologne?) rubrication, red and blue initials, red paragraph marks and capital strokes. Same rubrication in PML 31838.2. Annotations: No marginal notations in text.

Francois Joseph Vergauwen (1801-1881), his sale, Brussels, 11-15 March 1884, lot 215 to: Chez Libraire Olivier (Brussels), NS 19 (1884), no. 1952; unidentified (Olivier?) French sale catalogue description (front pastedown); George Dunn (1864-1912), Woolley Hall, Maidenhead, booklabel (front pastedown), notes and price code: [delta gamma alpha], purchased May 1899 (front pastedown), his sale, Sotheby's, part II, 2 Feb. 1914, lot 1003 to Ellis for £7.15.0; Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from Lathrop Harper, Inc., July 1935.