Accession number: 
PML 20951
Jacobus, de Theramo, 1350 or 1351-1417.
Augsburg : Johann Bämler, 14 February 1473.
[98] leaves : illus. (woodcuts) ; 30 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased by J.P. Morgan, Jr., 1920.

38 woodcuts, with repeats.
Bearer type (leave [6]/7r and [8]/7r) with one letter mistakenly printed on leaf [6]/7r.
Collation: [1-9¹⁰ 10⁸]: 98 leaves, leaf [1]/1 blank.
Colophon (leaf [10]/8v, in Latin and German): Processus iudiciari[us] Belial intitulat[us] d[e] latino in volgarem stilu[m] mirifice translat[us]. opus inq[uam] egregiu[m] co[m]mendandu[m]q[ue] finitq[ue] faustissime Que[m] ereis figuris Johannes Bämler/ in cesarea urbe Auguste[n]si. foelicit[er] atq[ue] dignissime p[er]fecit. Anno dom[in]i [etc]. lxxiii. In die Valentini. Hie enndet sich d[em] bůch Belial genant/ vo[n] des gerichts ordnung Ein hochgründt un[d] lobsam verck/ das hat gedruckt und volenndt Jaha[n]nes Bämler in der keÿserliche[n] stat Augspurg An sant vale[n]tins tag Nach [christ]i gepurt M.cccc. und in dem .lxxiii.iare.
Paper format: Chancery folio
PML copy leaf dimensions: 29.4 x 20.2 cm
PML copy missing 1 leaf: [1]/1 (blank).
Printed in Bämler's type 1:145(140)G.
Red printed woodcut border decoration around black printed initial (leaf [1]/2r).
Title from incipit (leaf [1]/2r): Hie hebt sich an das bůch Belial genant/ von des gerichts ordnung Zů einer besundern[en] lere und und[er]weÿsung der me[n]schen/ ein nüczlich und kostlich bůch.

Modern gilt-tooled full brown goatskin over paper boards (30 x 20.5 cm), sewn on 5 supports by Lortic. Marbled paper pastedowns and fly leaves with plain paper fly leaves; decorative endbands; all edges gilt.
Variant Title: 

Buch Belial genant


Hand decoration: Rubricated, red lombards, paragraph marks (backwards-D type), capital strokes and underlining; printed initial painted blue (leaf [1]/2r). Annotations: No notations in text.

Bernard Quaritch, collation note, 13 Aug. 1917 (rear fly leaf); J.P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943), purchased from Quaritch, 1920.