Buch der zwaÿer red mit ainander

Accession number: 
PML 130
Gregory I, Pope, approximately 540-604.
[Augsburg] : [Johann Bämler at the Monastery of SS. Ulrich and Afra], 1473.
[193] leaves : illus. (woodcut) ; 29 cm (fol.)
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Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.

Bearer type (leaf [1]/3r), partially inked and printed in PML copy.
Chancery folio
Collation: [1-6¹⁰ 7⁸(+7*: arbaitten.); 8-14¹⁰; 15-18¹⁰ 19⁸ 20⁶]: 193 leaves, leaf [1]/1 blank.
Die vier letzten Dinge is also found as a separate imprint, see GW 7517.
First colophon (leaf [14]/10v): Hÿe hatt ain end das půch genant dÿalogus. sancti Gregorÿ pape. Und das ward gedruckt da ma[n] zalt nach cristi gepurd .M.cccc.lxxiii. jar.
On the location of printing, see note in BMC II 332 and Wilhelm Wittwer, "Catalogus Abbatum monasterii SS. Udalrici et Afrae Augustensis," edited by Anton Steichele, Archiv für die Geschichte des Bistums Augsburg 3 (1860), pp. 265-266.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 28.2 x 20 cm
PML copy with backing on leaf [20]/6.
Printed in Bämler's type 2:138G.
Second colophon (leaf [20]/6r): Expliciunt exce[r]pta de tractatus quatuor. novissimorum. Anno .M.cccc.lxxiii.jar.
The Cordiale is ascribed to Dionysius Carthusiensis and to Gerardus de Vliederhoven.
Title from incipit (leaf [1]/2r): Hie facht an das büch der heÿlig vatt[er] und bapst sa[n]ctus Gregorius selbs gemacht hat vo[n] den heÿligen die beÿseÿne[n] zeÿten und dar vor gewesen sind inwelschen landen und vo[n] iren wunderzaichen und sind gar vil schöner exempel und haisset das bůch in latein liber dÿalogorum das ist zů teütsch so vil als das bůch der zwaÿer red mit ainander.
Woodcut frontispiece of Pope Gregory and Petrus diaconus.

Modern half brown goatskin with parchment sides over paper boards (29 x 20.5 cm), sewn on 4 supports by Duprez-Lahey. Plain paper pastedowns and fly leaves; plain endbands; edges colored red.
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Hand decoration: Rubricated, red lombards (large incipit lombards unrealized), paragraph marks, capital strokes, and underlining. Annotations: Some late-16th century marginal notes, mainly in additional tracts, e.g. the "wunderzaichen" in the Speculum mundi are labeled "lügen".

Unidentified note: Cat. J. de Rosen. 1812, No. 68 infolio [name abraded] (3rd front fly leave recto); William Horatio Crawford (1815?-1888), of Lakelands, Cork, bookplate (front pastedown) and bibliographic notes (citing copy in Heber sale, Pt. VI, lot 1955) in brown ink on front and rear fly leaves; his sale, Sotheby's, 12 March 1891, lot 1405, to Quaritch for £5; Bernard Quaritch, Rough List No. 115, June 1891, lot 292; William Morris (1834-1896), Kelmscott House, Hammersmith, booklabel (front pastedown); Richard Bennett (1849-1930), armorial bookplate (front pastedown) and price code y/-/- +___ (front fly leaf verso); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.