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PML 102
Nider, Johannes, approximately 1380-1438.
[Cologne : Johann Guldenschaff, about 1480]
[126] leaves ; 29 cm (fol.)
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Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.

Collation: a-p⁸ q⁶: 126 leaves, leaf q6 blank; leaf a1 unsigned.
Colophon (leaf q5r): Explicit quintus ac totus formicarii liber iuxta edifcac[i]o[n]em fratris Johannis Nyder sacre theologie p[ro]fessoris eximii q[ui] vita[m] tempo[r]e co[n]cilii [con]stancie[n]s[is] Basilie[n]s[is]q[ue] duxit in humanis feliciter.
Paper format: Chancery folio
PML copy leaf dimensions: 28 x 20.8 cm
PML copy missing 1 leaf: q6 (blank).
Printed in Guldenschaff's type 1:110G.
Title derived from incipit (leaf a1r): Incipit prologus formicarii iuxta edificac[i]o[n]em fratris Joh[ann]is Nyder sacre theologie p[ro]fessoris eximii, q[ui] vitam tempore concilii [con]stanciens[is] basiliensisq[ue] duxit in humanis feliciter.

Contemporary blind-stamped calf over wooden boards (29 x 21.5 cm cm), sewn on 4 supports, bound by the Christuskopf workshop at Hildesheim (EBDB w000207); repaired by Duprez-Lahey. Original vellum pastedowns and fly leaves, rear fly leaf/pastedown is a fragment of an indulgence to Theodoricus Block (ca. 1460-1524) with references to Magdeburg and Halberstadt, with date 1 April 1465; plaited leather endbands. 2 clasps, wedge-shaped, with 5 pierced holes. Contemporary paper title label (top board).

Hand decoration: Rubricated, red lombards, paragraph marks, and underlining (straight edge used). Fore-edge knotted tabs at book divisions. Annotations: No notations in text. Title written in contemporary hand (front fly leaf recto); date 1496 written in contemporary hand (front fly leaf verso).

Contemporary shelf mark: 2 34 670 (front pastedown); A.A. Cramer, signature and bibliographic notes, 19th century(?) (front pastedown); William Morris (1834-1896), Kelmscott House, Hammersmith, booklabel (rear pastedown); Richard Bennett (1849-1930), armorial bookplate (front pastedown) and price code (rear pastedown); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.