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

18 woodcuts (Dinkcmut's two subsequent editions had 23 woodcuts from 22 blocks).
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.
Author from end of first part (leaf g2v): ...Und ich thoman Lirar gesessen zů Ranckweil das do gehört zů dem schloβ und herrschafft Fellkirch...
Collation: a-h⁸: 64 leaves, leaves a1 and h8 blank.
Paper format: Chancery folio
PML Checklist author name form: Lirer, Thoman.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 25 x 16.7 cm
PML copy missing 2 leaves: a1 and h8 (blanks).
Printed in Dinckmut's type 2:109G.
Title from ISTC.

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 Inglis; John Bellingham Inglis (1780-1870); [not in his sale, Sotheby's, 9 June 1826; inherited by his son, Charles 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.