Accession number: 
PML 20581
[Augsburg] : [Anton Sorg], [about 1481]
[96, 32] leaves : illustrations (woodcuts) ; 18 cm (4to)
Credit Line: 
Purchased by J.P. Morgan, Jr., 1917.

The Büchlein is erroneously attributed to Münzinger by association with his German Pater Noster (Walsh 569). It includes a German reworking of a Dutch Cordiale attributed to Gerardus de Vliederhoven (CIBN B-902).
Imprint from ISTC.
Printed in Sorg's type 2:118G.
BSB-Ink dates as [about 1480-81].
Collation: I, Büchlein) [1-12⁸]: 96 leaves; II, Pater noster) [13-16⁸]: 32 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery qaurto, in half-sheets.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 16.7 x 12.5 cm. Leaves [1]/1 and [1]/3 remargined.
PML copy is Büchlein von dem sterbenden Menschen only.

Late 19th-century (English?) half brown calf, with polished green paper sides, over paper boards. Plain paper pastedowns and endleaves; decorative endbands.
Variant Title: 

Ars moriendi


Hand decoration: Initials and woodcuts colored by hand (initial on leaf [1]/3r uncolored). Annotations: No marginal notations in text.

Anonymous sale, "Library of a Gentleman," Sotheby's, 12 April 1899, lot 53 for £15.0.0 to Leighton; unidentified (Leighton?) price code: AK|-|- (front pastedown); Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919), his sale: Christie's, 10 Dec. 1917, lot 49 to Quaritch (with collation note, rear pastedown) for: J.P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943), purchased Dec. 1917 (accessioned 1919).