Lavacrum conscientie.

Accession number: 
PML 27541
Rothomagi noviter impressum : pro Jacobo Le Forestier, [approximately 1495]
[1], Folium primum-Folium cix, [2] leaves ; 13 cm (8vo)
Credit Line: 
Purchased in 1930.

BMC assigns authorship to Jacobus de Gruytrode.
Title from half-title page, leaf a1r, with Le Forestier's device and name.
Imprint from colophon, leaf o8v: Explicit lavacrum conscientie o[mn]ibus sacerdotibus su[m]me utile ac necessarium Rothomagi noviter impressum pro Jacobo le forestier/ commorante in parochia sancti Ermellendi.
Printed in Le Forestier's types 1:190G, 3:62G, and 4:99G.
Polain, Catalogue/Belgique, 2174 dates as 1500?. Dated about 1495 at the Pierpont Morgan Library.
Signatures: a-o⁸: 112 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery octavo.
Woodcut border pieces around Le Forestier's device on half-title page.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 12.6 x 8. 5 cm.

Modern full brown morocco over paper boards (13 x 9 cm), sewn on 4 supports by Fazakerley of Liverpool; repaired by Sanford & Clarke. Gilt-tooled morocco doublures and moiré silk endleaves, with plain paper endleaves; decorative endbands; gilt edges.
Variant Title: 

Lavacrum conscientiae


Hand decoration: Rubrication not required. Annotations: A few contemporary marginal notations within first 20 leaves.

Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from Lathrop C. Harper, July 1930.