Consolatorium timorate conscientie.

Accession number: 
PML 20344.2
Nider, Johannes, approximately 1380-1438.
[Augsburg] : [Anton Sorg], [about 1484].
[84] leaves ; 29 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased by J.P. Morgan, Jr., 1918.

Title from incipit (leaf a2r): Incipit consolatorium timorate conscientie magistri Johannes Nider.
Colophon (leaf i6r): Explicit Consolatorium timorate conscientie magistri Johannes Nider.
Printed in Sorg's types 2:118G and 3:140G.
Collation: a-g¹⁰ h⁸ i⁶: 84 leaves, leaf a1 blank.
Paper format: Chancery folio
PML copy leaf dimensions: 28.5 x 19 cm.

Contemporary blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards (29.5 x 20 cm), sewn on 3 supports by the Augsburg Blüte frei or Augsburg Bogenfries workshop (EBDB w000899/Kyriss 77), active circa 1477-1497. 14th-/early 15th-century manuscript waste calendar pages used as front and rear pastedowns; decorative endbands. Two catch plates, clasps wanting. Manuscript title written on top board (heavily faded) and bottom edge.
Variant Title: 

Consolatorium timoratae conscientiae


Hand decoration: Rubricated, red and blue lombards, paragraph marks, and red capital strokes, with curl flourishes at the ends of blank lines/text breaks. Illuminated incipit initials with marginal foliate decoration and byzants in Augsburg style (leaves a2r, a4r, b6v, and d2r). Annotations: Some marginal notations in 17th-/18th-century hand.

Jacl Hasen, signature (leaf a1r for Formicarius); Ellwangen/Jagst (Baden-Württemberg), Fürstliche Hofbibliothek, inscriptions: "Ex bibliotheca aulica r[everen]dissimi et illust[rissimi] principis Eluacensis," 17th-/18th-century (leaves a1v and a2r of Formicarius) and shelf mark: b. VII. C.2 (rear pastedown); J.P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943), purchased from Edward L. Dean, 1918.