Die is dat boeck vanden pelgherym.

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PML 27135.1
Guillaume, de Deguileville, active 14th century.
Ghedruct tot Haerlem : [Jacob Bellaert], duysent vier hondert lxxxvi optne xxsten dach in augusto [20 August 1486].
[88] leaves : illustrations (woodcuts) ; 28 cm (fol.)
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Purchased in 1930.

Title from half-title page, leaf a1r.
Imprint from colophon, leaf l6v: Hier eyndt het boec vanden pelgrym. Ghedruct tot haerlem Int iaer ons heeren duysent vier hondert lxxxvi optne xxsten dach in augusto.
Printed in Bellaert's type 1:98/99G. Printer's mark, leaf l7r.
Signatures: a-l⁸: 88 leaves, leaf l8 blank.
Paper format: chancery folio.
Woodcuts, attributed to the so-called Haarlem Woodcutter.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 27.5 x 19.5 cm.
PML copy missing 1 leaf: l8 (blank).

Contemporary German blind-stamped calf over beech boards (28 x 20 cm), sewn on 4 supports, attributed to the binder of the Carthusians at Wesel (EBDB w004228); repaired by Duprez Lahey. Vellum endleaves. 2 clasps, missing.
Variant Title: 

Boek van den pelgrim


Hand decoration: Contemporary rubrication, red initials, paragraph marks, and capital strokes; woodcuts in quires a-c colored by hand. Annotations: No marginal notations in text. Unidentified Dutch inscriptions (front and rear endleaves).

Wesel (North Rhine-Westphalia), Carthusians (monastery closed 1590), binding and inscription regarding Brother Goessen, 1493: "Hoert. Item dyt boeck toe den katusers op der grauen by wesel [Grav Insel bei Wesel] geleege[n] end dat heeuet broeder goessen geprokeriert. Anno d[omi]ni M cccc xciii. Orate pro eo" and below: "Broeder goβen [illegible]" (Belial, leaf r6v); unidentified German inscriptions, 16th/17th century, in same hand throughout volume, perhaps Johann von Fidem(?) (front endleaf 1 recto; Pelgrim, leaves a1r, a2r, and l6r; Gulden throens, leaf [1]/1r); unidentified Carthusian inscriptions, abraded, "Liber Carthusiae [??]ensis," maybe Xanten, home of the Wesel Carthursians from 1623-1802 (Pelgrim, leaves a1r and a2r); unidentified shelfmark in red crayon: E 42 (Pelgrim, leaf a1r); unidentified German ownership inscription: "Ex libris T. C. M[??] W[??] 1820," abraded (Pelgrim, leaf a2r); unidentified armorial stamp, no. 695 (Pelgrim, leaf a1r); Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from Jacques Rosenthal, Feb. 1930.