De arte moriendi.

Accession number: 
PML 17613
Nider, Johannes, approximately 1380-1438.
[Augsburg] : [Günther Zainer], [not after 1472]
[21] leaves ; 31 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1911.

Title from incipt of text (leaf [1]/1v): Nobilissimus liber de arte moriendi.
Incipit of tabula (leaf [1]/1r): Tabula dispositorii artis moriendi.
Printed in Zainer's type 2:118G.
Collation: [1¹⁰ 2¹⁰(+6*)]: 21 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery folio
Often found with Goff A1225, A1333 (incl. A1337), E106, G221, H179, H192, I4 and P1001, in any combination. Some copies of the set (e.g. Windsor RL) have a separate small leaf with a collective title of the ten tracts (see BMC, reprint). The collection has H192 with rubricator's date of '72' in a private collection in USA (Roland Folter); previously dated before 5 June 1473 from the rubrication date ('1473 vigil pentec') of the Sammelband in Munich.
This edition often recorded under the title: Ars moriendi.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 30.8 x 21.3 cm.
PML copy listed under Division B in Checklist.

Modern half parchment (formerly tooled and gilt) over paper boards with sides covered in red paper (31.5 x 22 cm), sewn on 3 supports. Plain paper pastedowns and fly leaves.
Variant Title: 

Ars moriendi.


Hand decoration: Rubricated, red lombards, paragraph marks, capital strokes, underlining/L-brackets, marginal numeric text divisions. Annotations: NB marks and a few contemporary marginal notations.

Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased from Rosenbach, June 1911.