[Epistolae et Evangelia].

Accession number: 
PML 132
Augsburg : Johann Bämler, 20 September 1474.
i-clxvii, i-clxxxxix [1] (with errors) : illus. (woodcuts) ; 32 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.

54 woodcuts from 45 blocks. Two variants: full-page woodcut on leaf [17]/9v is either Entombment or Resurrection, see Schreiber V 4947 and 4947a.
Collation: [1-15¹⁰ 16⁸ 17⁸(8+1 An dem oster); 18-37¹⁰]: 367 leaves, leaf [37]/10 blank. Collation corrected from BMC.
Colophon (leaf [37]/9v): Gedruckt und vole[n]ndet zů Augspurg von Johanni[s] Bämler An sant Matheus abe[n]t Anno [etc] im lxxiiii jar.
Incipit (leaf [1]/1r): Nun volget hie nach der anfang an dem erste[n] Suntag im advent die Epistel [etc]. Fr[atr]es Scientes quia hora e[st] iam de somno surgere [etc]. ad .Ro[mani]. xiii.
Paper dimensions: Chancery folio
PML copy has Resurrection woodcut on leaf [17]/9v (Schreiber V 4947a). Alternate setting of leaf [35]/1.10 (clxxi/clxxx of Part II).
PML copy leaf dimensions: 30.5 x 21.1 cm
PML copy missing 1 leaf: [37]/10 (blank). Leaf [37]/1 bound before [36]/1. Some worm damage to margins.
Printed foliation is on recto and verso.
Printed in Bämler's type 1:140G.
The woodcut on leaf [21]/5v (xxxv of part II) is printed over 3 paragraph marks printed in blind, suggesting that the woodcut and type were not printed together.
Title from ISTC.

19th-century blind-stamped in an antique style calf over paper boards (31.5 x 22 cm), sewn on 4 supports by Winstanley of Manchester. Marbled paper pastedowns and fly leaves, with plain paper fly leaves; edges colored red.
Variant Title: 

Epistel und Ewangelia


Hand decoration: Rubricated, sporadic capital strokes and underlining with some printed initials painted in red. Annotations: Minimal notations in text. Contemporary notes on leaves [34]/10v, [35]/10v, and [36]/10v note incorrect binding order.

William Bateman (1787-1835) and Thomas Bateman (1821-1861), armorial bookplate (front pastedown); Bateman sale, Sotheby's, 25 May 1893, lot [?] (to Quaritch?, lot 840 description tipped-in to front fly leaf?); Bernard Quaritch, collation note signed BAQ, 30/5/93; William Morris (1834-1896), Kelmscott House, Hammersmith, booklabel (front pastedown); Richard Bennett (1849-1930), armorial bookplate (front pastedown) and price code lm/-/- +___ (front fly leaf verso); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.