Das bůch des ritters herr hannsen von monte villa.

Accession number: 
PML 23215
Author: 
Mandeville, John, Sir.
Published: 
Augsburg : Anton Sorg, 18 July 1481.
Description: 
[92] leaves : illus (woodcuts) ; 26 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased in 1925.
Notes: 

116 woodcuts, including 2 full-page woodcuts, and initials.
Collation: [1-8¹⁰ 9-10⁶]: 92 leaves, leaf [10]/6 blank.
Colophon (leaf [10]/5v): Ich johanns von Montevilla fůr auβ von meinem land über mör do man zalt von Cristi gepurt tausent dreÿhundert und in dem zweÿundzweinczigisten jar Und dam wider heÿm und müst rasten von eins siech tagen wegen der mich an dam wenn ich geren vil mer wunder erfare[n] het und ich was auβgewesen zwelf jar. Das bůch hat gedruckt und vol enndet Anthoni Sorg zů Augspurg an der mitwochen vor sant marie Magdalene tag .M.cccc.lxxxi. jare.
Incipit (leaf [1]/2r): Hie hebt sich an das bůch des ritters herr hannsen von monte villa.
Paper format: Chancery folio
PML copy leaf dimensions: 25.4 x 19 cm
PML copy missing 1 leaf: [10]/6 (blank).
Printed in Sorg's type 2:118G.
Title from ISTC.

Binding: 
Modern full brown goatskin with gilt- and black-tooling over paper boards (26 x 20 cm), by H. Fikentscher, Leipzig, 1921. Marbled paper pastedowns and fly leaves; decorative endbands.
Variant Title: 

Reysen und wanderschafften durch das Gelobte Land

Inscriptions/Markings: 

Hand decoration: Rubrication not required. Annotations: No notations in text.

Provenance: 
Amandus Ruepp, OP, of Augsburg, inscription (partially cut away): "Pertinet ad [?] [Amandum] Ruepp O.P. A. 1791", 1791 (leaf [1]/2r); Paul Gruppe; his sale, Baer & Co. (Frankfurt), 14 Dec. 1925, lot 129, to Quaritch (collation notes on rear fly leaf) for Morgan; Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased in Dec. 1925.
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