Laudes beate Marie virginis.

Accession number: 
PML 35364
Jacobus, de Voragine, approximately 1229-1298.
Hamburg : Johann and Thomas Borchard, 14 November 1491.
[154] leaves ; 28 x 21 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased in 1939.

Title from half-title page (leaf a1r): Laudes beate Marie virginis.
Colophon (leaf [et]6v): Finem accipiu[n]t beate virginis marie laudes. magna cu[m] diligentia eme[n]date. at[que] d[e] v[er]bo ad v[er]bu[m] p[er] totu[m] atte[n]te reuise In mercuriali oppido Hamborgensi loco famatissimo impresse. Per me Joanne[m] [et] Thoma[m] borchard[e]. Anno d[omi]ni M.cccc.xci. s[e]c[un]da feria p[ost] martini. De quo d[omi]n[u]s d[eu]s gl[or]iosus cu[m] sua benedicta matre fit eternaliter b[e]n[e]dictus. Amen.
Printed in Borchard's types 1:102G and 2:160G.
Collation: a⁸; b-e⁶ f⁸ g-k⁶ l⁸ m-q⁶ r⁸ s-z⁶ [et]⁸: 154 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery folio
PML copy leaf dimensions: 27 x 20.2 cm.

15th-century blind-stamped German pigskin over wooden boards (28 x 21 cm), sewn on 3 supports by an unidentified German bindery (EBDB w003554, active ca. 1486-1501), with blind-stamped title and later stamped ownership monogram. Plain paper pastedowns (no fly leaves); edges colored yellow. 2 clasps.

Hand decoration: Rubricated, alternating red and blue lombards and paragraph marks (with flourished tails). Annotations: No marginal notations. Contemporary foliation and alphabetic headline (through M), inscription: "Ihesus chr[ist]us" (leaf a1r).

F.C.S.V.L.F, stamped monogram on binding, 1614; purchase inscription: constat i β 4 gs, 16th century (front pastedown); Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from Rosenbach, Feb. 1939.