Incipit prolog[us] in vita[m] Ihesu [christ]i descripta[m] jux[ta] serie[m] quatuor euangelio[rum] ...

Accession number: 
PML 20612
Ludolf, von Sachsen, approximately 1300-1377 or 1378.
[Strasbourg] : [Heinrich Eggestein], 1474
[394] leaves ; 37.5 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased by J.P. Morgan, Jr., 1919.

Title from caption, printed in red, leaf [1]/1r: Incipit prolog[us] in vita[m] Ihesu [christ]i descripta[m] jux[ta] serie[m] quatuor euangelio[rum] a quoda[m] magne deuoc[i]o[n]is ac religiositatis patre sacri ord[in]is carthus[iensis] monacho professo dom[us] mo[n]tus beate marie virginis p[ro]p[r]e inclitam viuitate[m] Argentinensem.
Imprint from ISTC.
Printed in Eggestein's types 1:120G and 4:99G.
The copy Paris BN Rés. D. 663 was given by Eggestein to the Carthusian House in Strassburg. BMC (followed by Goff) originally suggested that the book might have been printed there. The Carthusians may have supplied the manuscript for printing: see Sack(Freiburg).
Collation: [1-15¹⁰ 16⁸ 17-19¹⁰ 20⁸; 21-32¹⁰ 33⁸ 34-40¹⁰]: 394 leaves, leaf [40]/10 blank.
Paper format: Royal folio.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 35.5 x 28.3 cm.
PML copy missing 1 leaf: [40]/10 (blank).

19th/early 20th century French full brown goatskin over paper boards (37.5 x 29.5 cm), sewn on 5 supports. Plain paper pastedowns and endleaves; decorative endbands; gilt edges.
Variant Title: 

Incipit prologus in vitam Ihesu Christi descriptam juxta seriem quatuor evangeliorum


Hand decoration: Contemporary German rubrication, red initials, headlines, foliation, pragraph marks, and underlining. Annotations: Minimal contemporary marginal notations in text.

George Tho. Robinson (1828-1897), armorial bookplate (front pastedown), his sale, Sotheby's, 12 Dec. 1897; Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919), booklabel (front pastedown), his sale, Christie's, 10 Dec. 1917, lot 262 to Quaritch (with collation note, rear pastedown) for: J.P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943), purchased Dec. 1917 (accessioned 1919).