Der fůszpfadt tzů der ewigen seligkeyt.

Accession number: 
PML 216
Getruckt zů Heydelberg : [Heinrich Knoblochtzer for Jakob Köbel], Anno [et]c lxxxxiiii [1494].
[4], I-XXV, [1] leaves : illustrations (woodcuts) ; 20.5 cm (4to)
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.

Title from half-title page, leaf a1r: Der fůszpfadt tzů der ewigen seligkeyt, diβ büchlein genant ist, Der uns gewysen wirt durch einen geystlichen ritter, mit auβlegung und beteutunge[n] weltlichs ritterlichs gewere und wapen.
City and date from colophon, leaf f3v.
Printer and publisher from GW. Woodcut mark (leaf f3v) end likely belongs to Köbel rather than Knoblochtzer.
Printed in Knoblochtzer's types 7:150G and 8:94G.
Signatures: a⁴ b-d⁶ e-f⁴: 30 leaves, leaf f4 blank.
Paper format: Chancery quarto.
25 woodcuts and woodcut initials, first line of title in woodcut.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 19.6 x 13.7 cm.

19th-century German quarter calf, with mottled paper sides, over paper boards (20.5 x 14 cm), sewn on 3 supports. Plain paper pastedowns and endleaves.
Variant Title: 

Fusspfad zur ewigen Seligkeit


Hand decoration: Rubrication, contemporary red capital strokes and a few woodcuts highlighed in red. Annotations: No marginal notations in text. Offset from a pair of Pince-nez style glasses, leaves f3v-4r.

Johann Jakob Merlo (1810-1890), bibliographic inscriptions, Cologne, 1863 (front endleaf 2 recto); Richard Bennett (1849-1930), armorial bookplate (front pastedown) and bibliographical notes: No. 322, 11/10/1900 and price code: ll/-/- (front endleaf 1 recto); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.