Sasssen spegel.

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PML 26740
Eike, von Repgow, approximately 1180-approximately 1233.
Stendal : Joachim Westphal, [14]88.
[220] leaves : illus. (woodcut) ; 31.5 x 22 cm (fol.)
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Purchased in 1929.

Title from incipit (leaf a2r): Hyr hefft sick an der sassen spegel meth der glosen.
Colophon (leaf D6v): Explicit der sassen spegel den de erwerdige in god vader un[d] here Theodericus va[n] bockstorpe bysschop to Nuenborch seliger gecorrigeret heft. Gedruckt to Stendal dorch Joachim westfael in deme .lxxxviii. iare.
Printed in type 1:94G, with xylographic headlines.
Collation: a⁸ b-c⁶ d⁸ e-g⁶ h⁸; i⁸ k-p⁶/⁸; A-F⁸/⁶ G-H⁶ I-K⁸ L⁴ M⁶; 2A-D⁸/⁶; 2a⁸: 220 leaves, leaf a1 blank (in PML copy).
Paper format: Chancery folio
1 woodcut of bishop, pope, emperor, and prince on leaf a2r.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 31.2 x 21.4 cm.

Contemporary German blind-tooled calf over wooden boards (31.5 x 22 cm), sewn on 4 supports by the Godehard workshop in Hildesheim (EBDB w000212, active ca. 1460-1500). Manuscript waste (15th-century liturgical manuscript) pastedowns and fly leaves. 2 clasps and metal corner pieces on the boards.
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Hand decoration: Rubricated, red lombards, paragraph marks, underlining, and capital strokes. Annotations: Notations throughout by Yeger and others.

Hildesheim (Lower Saxony), Benedictines, St. Godehard, inscription: "Liber mo[n]as[terii] sancti godehard in hild[esheim]en[sis] ordinis sancti benedicti," 15th century (leaf a1r); Johannes Yeger, inscriptions, 1543 and 1544 (leaves a1r and rear manuscript waste); Pierpont Morgan Library, booklabel, purchased from Maggs, July 1929.