Chronik von allen Königen und Kaisern.

Accession number: 
PML 201
Lirer, Thomas, active 12th? century.
[Ulm] : [Conrad Dinckmut], [1485]
[64] leaves : illus. (woodcuts) ; 26 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902. NN

Title from ISTC.
Author from end of first part (leaf g2v): ...Und ich thoman Lirar gesessen zů Ranckweil das do gehört zů dem schloβ und herrschafft Fellkirch...
Printed in Dinckmut's type 2:109G.
Assigned to the autumn of 1485 by Voulliéme in introduction to Schwäbische Chronik : gedruckt von Konrad Dinckmut in Ulm am 12. Januar 1486 based upon type evidence and extent of woodcuts.
Collation: a-h⁸: 64 leaves, leaves a1 and h8 blank.
Paper format: Chancery folio
18 woodcuts (Dinkcmut's two subsequent editions had 23 woodcuts from 22 blocks).
PML copy leaf dimensions: 25 x 16.7 cm.
PML copy missing 2 leaves: a1 and h8 (blanks).
PML Checklist author name form: Lirer, Thoman.

Modern quarter brown goatskin with paper sides over stiff boards (26 x 18 cm), sewn on 3 supports by Duprez-Lahey. Plain paper pastedowns and fly leaves; plain endbands.
Variant Title: 

Gmünder Chronik


Hand decoration: Rubricated, only a few initials at the beginning added, 16th century, and the remainder unrealized. Annotations: Marginal notations in Latin and German, mainly keywords, 16th century.

Unidentified inscription, over-written (leaf a2r); Georg Kloss (1787-1854); his sale, Sotheby's, 7 May 1835, lot 4156, to: John Bellingham Inglis (1780-1870) [inherited by his son: Cornelius Inglis sales 31 July 1871, or 11 June 1900?]; Richard Bennett (1849-1930), armorial bookplate (front pastedown); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.