De ymagine mundi.

Accession number: 
PML 175
Honorius, of Autun, approximately 1080-approximately 1156.
[Nuremberg] : [Anton Koberger], [1472?]
[48] leaves ; 29 cm. (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.

Title from incipit (leaf [1]/1r): Cristianus ad solitariu[m] de ymagine mundi. Honorio.
Imprint from type and paper evidence.
Printed in Koberger's type 2:115G.
Collation: [1-4¹⁰ 5⁸]: 48 leaves, leaves [5]/7-8 blank.
Paper format: Chancery folio
PML copy leaf dimensions: 28.2 x 20.2 cm.
PML copy missing 1 leaf: [5]/7 (blank).

18th-century English red morocco with gilt-tooled border and turn-ins over paper boards (29 x 21 cm.), sewn on 5 supports. Marbled paper pastedowns and fly leaves, with plain paper fly leaves; decorative endbands; all edges gilt.

Hand decoration: Rubricated, red lombards. Annotations: Minimal notations in text. 15th-century inscription (leaf [5]/8r): "Gratulatio. Et si Iam pridem [run?]sa mihi nihil nec suggerere nec dictare volutisses..."

Unidentified printed shelf mark(?): No. CCLVI (front pastedown); Paul Girardot de Préfond (d. ca. 1800), gilt booklabel (front pastedown); Justin MacCarthy-Reagh (1744-1811), purchased Girardot de Préfond's collection in 1769; his sale, Paris, 1815, lot 1689, sold for 30 francs; Payne & Foss, 1819, inscriptions (second fly leaf recto); John Hayford Thorold (1773-1831), monogram booklabel and Syston Park armorial bookplate (front pastedown); his sale, Sotheby's, 12 Dec. 1884, lot 964; Richard Bennett (1849-1930), armorial bookplate (rear pastedown) and bibliographical notes: No. 221, 21/5/96 and price code wo/ws/w (front fly leaf verso); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.