Consolatio theologie.

Accession number: 
PML 20495
Johannes, de Tambaco, 1288-1372.
[Strasbourg] : [Printer of Henricus Ariminensis (Georg Reyser?)], [not after 1479]
[294] leaves ; 31 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased by J.P. Morgan, Jr., 1919.

Title from incipit (leaf [1]/1r): Incipit prologus in librum de consolatione theologie fratris Iohannis de Tambaco ordinis predicatorum provincie teuthonis sacre theologie professoris.
Explicit (leaf [29]/10r): Explicit liber de [con]solatione theologie p[er] fratrem Iohannem de Tambaco ordinis predicato[rum] p[ro]vincie theothonie sacre Theologie p[ro]fessorem [con]summatus. Anno d[omi]ni .M°.ccc°.lxvi°. In die Ambrosii.
Printed in type 4:88G ascribed to Georg Reyser by Ohly (Gutenberg-Jahrbuch 1956). Printer formerly identified as Speyer: Georgius de Spira.
A copy was presented to the Kreuzherren at Düsseldorf in 1479.
Collation: [1-13¹⁰ 14⁸ 15-29¹⁰ 30⁶]: 294 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery folio
Bearer type visible at bottom of leaf [20]/10r.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 29 x 21 cm.
PML copy with tabla (quire [30]) bound first.

Contemporary interim (German?) laced parchment (30.5 x 22 cm.), sewn on 3 supports. Contemporary plain paper fly leaves; plain endbands. Manuscript waste used as spine reinforcement. 2 ties, wanting.
Variant Title: 

Consolatio theologiae


Hand decoration: Rubrication unrealized. Annotations: No notations in text.
Watermark: on second (un-numbered) page. Gothic letter "P" surmounted by flower.
Watermark: on third (un-numbered) page. Gothic letter "P" surmounted by flower.
Watermark: on last but one page. Hand with letters "MI" inside, surmounted by flower.

IHS inscription, 1595, and notes regarding authorship in 1366 (leaf [1]/4r, also in same hand on front fly leaf and [30]/1r); inscription misunderstanding the 1366 date in the explicit as the date of printing, signed I. (or F.) C. H. P., 17th/18th century; unidentified shelf mark(?): 41, stamp, 17th/18th century (rear cover); J.P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943), purchased from Giuseppe Martini, April 1919.