Trilogium anime.

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Accession number: 
PML 23770
Ludovicus Pruthenus.
Nuremberg : Anton Koberger, 6 March 1498.
[354] leaves : illus. (woodcuts) ; 25 cm (4to)
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Purchased in 1926.

Title from half-title page (leaf Aa1r): Trilogium anime non solum religiosis veru[m] etia[m] secularibus predicatoribus co[n]fessoribus contemplantibus et studentibus lume[n] intellectus et ardorem affectus amministrans.
Incipit (leaf A1r): Incipit Trilogiu[m] anime co[m]pilatu[m] a venerabili patre et fratre Lodovico de prusia ordinis mino[rum] de observa[n]tia.
Colophon (leaf q5v): Finit op[us] insigne tripartitum De anime videl[em] potentiis passionib[us] habitibusue Initiatu[m]: co[n]tinuatu[m] consummatu[m] ad Theosebia[m] in devotissimo s[an]cti Bernardini loco suburbii p[re]clare cristianissime urbis Brunne[n]sis marchionatus Moravie: Currente anno 1493. Post hoc in imp[er]iali civitate Nurmberg ad preces fratru[m] mino[rum] ibide[m] co[m]morantiu[m]: p[er] Anthoniu[m] koberger ad laude[m] dei impressum [et] ad hu[i]cusq[ue] fine[m] feliciter p[ro]ductu[m] Anno d[omi]ni M.cccc.xcviii. vi. die Marcii.
Printed in Koberger's types 14:130G (title and headings), 25:82G (title), and 12:64aG (text).
Collation: Aa-Dd⁸ Ee⁴; Ff⁸; A-Z, a-p⁸ q⁶: 354 leaves, leaf q6 blank.
Paper format: Median quarto
Four woodcuts: 3 used on half-title page and 1 on leaf E1r.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 23.3 x 16.9 cm.

Contemporary German blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards (25 x 18 cm), sewn on 4 supports by the Wiblingen Benediktinerkloster (EBDB w000097/Kyriss 36), active 1475-1551. Plain paper pastedowns; decorative endbands. 2 clasps, 1 wanting.
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Trilogium animae


Hand decoration: Rubrication (when required) unrealized. Annotations: No notations in text. Title inscription, 15th/16th century (front pastedown and fore edge).

Buxheim, Carthusians, inscription: "Cartusiae in Buxheim" (leaf Aa1r) and stamp (leaf Aa2r); unidentified shelfmarks (Buxheim?): Z 119 in red pencil (front pastedown) and C 143 printed label (on spine); Max and Maurice Rosenheim, Rosenheim Collection, circular sticker, no. A 4 65 (front pastedown); Rosenheim sale, Sotheby's, 9 May 1923; E.P. Goldschmidt & Co., Cat. 1, no. 73, catalogue description tipped-in (rear pastedown); Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from E.P. Goldschmidt, Aug. 1926.