[Leben der heiligen Altväter].

Accession number: 
PML 20986
Jerome, Saint, -419 or 420.
[Augsburg] : [Johann Schönsperger], [about 1485?]
[188] leaves ; 30 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased by J.P. Morgan, Jr., 1919.

Collation: 1-10¹⁰ 11⁸ 12-19¹⁰: 188 leaves, leaves [1]/1 and [19]/10 blank. Alternate collation in GW.
Imprint based on type evidence.
Paper format: Chancery folio
PML copy leaf dimensions: 29.6 x 21 cm
Printed in Schönsperger's type 1:120G.
Title from ISTC.
Woodcut on leaf [1]/3v, 136 smaller woodcuts in text, and woodcut initials.

Contemporary blind-stamped calf over wooden boards (30 x 21 cm), sewn on 3 supports by the Augsburg Blüte frei workshop (EBDB w000899/Kyriss 77, a.k.a. the Augsburg Bogenfries workshop, active 1477-1497). 2 clasps with "Maria", straps wanting. Plain paper pastedowns and fly leaves.
Variant Title: 

Vitae sanctorum patrum, sive Vitas patrum


Hand decoration: No rubrication required. Woodcuts hand colored. Annotations: No notations in text.

Regensburg, Heilig Kreuz (Dominican convent), inscription: Das půch gehört zů dem hailligen Creücz In Rege[n]spurg p[re]diger orde[n]s ([1]/1v and [19]/10r); unidentified ink manuscript initials: S. W. S. ([1]/1r); unidentified Polish bibliographical notes, 19th century(?) (rear pastedown); Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919), book label (front pastedown); his sale, Christie's, 10 Dec. 1917, lot 215; Bernard Quaritch, cat. 353, no. 25; J.P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943), purchased from Quaritch, 1919.