Die vÿerundzwainczig guldin harpffe[n].

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PML 75098
Nider, Johannes, approximately 1380-1438.
[Augsburg] : Joha[n]nes Bämler, [not after 1470]
[173] leaves ; 31 cm. (fol.)
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Purchased as the gift of Curt F. Bühler, 1976.

Title from incipit (leaf [2]/1r): Hie hebt sich an das aller nüczlichest büch genant die vÿerundzwainczig guldin harpffe[n]...
Explicit (leaf [11]/8v): Cassianus schreibt in der achtzechende[n] guldin harpffen oder collacion von ainem heyligenn altuater hÿeβ piamon...und wie man darauβ ko[m]me Zum ersten von gaistlichen leüten [etc.] Joha[n]nes Bämler.
Printed in Bämler's type 1:145G.
A copy in Munich BSB has rubricator's date 1470.
Collation: [1²; 2¹² 3-10¹⁰ 11¹⁰(10+1 tu[n]n. Darnach wolt) 12-17¹⁰ 18⁸]: 173 leaves, leaves [2]/1 and [18]/8 blank. Collation in BMC and GW misidentifies location of inserted leaf (see Needham-Hellinga correspondence in dept. file).
Paper format: Chancery folio
Pinholes approximately 3.3 cm. outside the textblock, 2.5 cm. above and 4.5 cm. below, respectively.
A revision and German translation of Johannes Cassianus, Collationes patrum.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 30 x 20.7 cm.
PML copy leaves [1]/1-2 detached; leaf [1]/1 with backing paper on recto. Incipit initial (leaf [2]/2r) offset to front pastedown (leaf [2]/1v).

Contemporary blind-stamped calf over wooden boards (31.5 x 21 cm.), sewn on 3 supports by Ambrosius Keller in Augsburg (EBDB w0000325/Kyriss 49). Contemporary plain paper pastedowns (leaves [2]/1 and [18]/8 used as front and rear pastedowns); plain, unwrapped endbands. 1 clasp, wanting; 4 corner and 1 central bosses on each board, floral-shaped flange with domed center. Paper title label on front board.
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Die vierundzwanzig goldenen Harfen


Hand decoration: Rubricated, red, green, and pink lombards with filigree penwork decoration, red capital strokes and paragraph marks; illuminated initial with marginal foliate decoration and byzants, in Augsburg style (leaf [2]/2r). Manuscript title (leaf [2]/2r and texts numbered with roman numerals. Red rubrication perhaps by Schenck. Annotations: Some corrections to text and marginal notations throughout. Alpha-numeric manuscript quire signatures, mostly trimmed.

Conrad Schenck, signature (leaves [2]/2r, [18]/7v, and [18]/8r; perhaps Konrad Schenk von Schenkenstein, canon at Augsburg cathedral, d. 1475; see also, Caspar Schenk of Regensburg inscription in BSB-Ink N-177, copy 2) and inscriptions: "Coneat(?) schenk [?] erchtag [???]" and in another hand: "Schadt an [???]" (rear pastedown); unidentified shelf mark: 29, in thick black circle (3 cm.), also graphite "G 29" in circle (leaves [1]/1v and [2]/2r) and paper shelf mark label with oblong octagonal gold filigree frame on spine: 29; inscription, abraded, 1872 (leaf [2]/2r); Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased as the gift of Curt F. Bühler from Biblion, Nov. 1976.