Das ist der teutsche kalender mit den figure[n]

Accession number: 
PML 23169
Ulme : von Hannsen Schäffler, Anno domini .M.cccc. und xcviii. Jare [1498].
[58] leaves : illustrations (woodcuts) ; 20 cm (4to)
Credit Line: 
Purchased in 1925.

Title from half-title page, leaf a1r.
Imprint from colophon, leaf g7v: Getruckt und säliklich volendet in der loblichen stat Ulme von Hannsen Schäffler. Anno domini .M.cccc. und xcviii. Jare.
Printed in Schäffler's type 2:92G and 4:104G.
Signatures: a-e⁸ f¹⁰ g⁸: 58 leaves, leaf g8 blank.
Paper format: Chancery quarto.
68 woodcuts including astrological and astronomical signs, labors of the months, and astrological man.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 19.4 x 13.5 cm.
PML copy with leaf g8 (blank) used as rear pastedown and woodcut of Virgin of Mercy (leaf a1v) from Itinerarium Beatae Virginis Mariae ([Ulm : Johann Reger, about 1487-88]), ISTC ii00218700 as front pastedown.

Contemporary German blind-stamped half pigskin over wooden boards (20 x 14 cm), sewn on 2 supports, possibly bound in Ulm or Augsburg with Bogenfries roll typical of several binderies.
Variant Title: 

Das ist der teutsche kalender mit den figuren


Hand decoration: Rubrication not required. Annotations: No marginal notations in text.

Hans Hoffman, inscription: "Item der hanns hoffman [??] schuling umb v fas wein," 15th-century (leaf g8r); unidentified inscription: "das puch gehert meyner schwoster zie war wera panihner in wer das puch list ain frines parschansi ist," 16th-century (leaf g8r); unidentified inscription: "Aus der U[??]kerg[??]sche libreri," 16th/17th(?) century (leaf a2r); unidentified library stamp, abraded (leaf a1r); Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from Gilhofer & Ranschburg, Dec. 1925.