Vita christi ac pontificum omniu[m].

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PML 127247
Platina, 1421-1481.
Nuremberg : Anton Koberger, 11 August 1481.
[128] leaves ; 32 cm. (fol.)
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Gift of Herbert Robinson in memory of Alice Robinson, 1991.

Title from incipit (leaf [1]/3r): Platine historici liber de vita christi ac pontificum omniu[m].
Colophon (leaf [20]/8r): Excellentissimi historici Platine in vitas summorum pontificum ad Sixtum .iiii. pontificem maximum preclaru[m] opus feliciter explicit: accurate castigatu[m] ac imp[r]esa Antonii koburger Nuremberge impressu[m] .iii. idus augusti consummatum. Anno salutis [christ]iane. M.cccclxxxi.
Printed in Koberger's types 4:160G (text) and 5:82G (headings).
Collation: [1¹⁰ 2-17⁶ 18⁸ 19⁶ 20⁸]: 128 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery folio
Collation of first 16 leaves in Cambridge and Bodley copies [a¹⁰b⁶] differs from BMC.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 31 x 21.5 cm.

Contemporary blind-stamped "half" pigskin over beech boards (32.5 x 22 cm.), sewn on 3 supports by the "IHS rund I" bindery in Eichstätt (EBDB w000005, Kyriss 151, also known as "Abtwappen/Bischöfliches Wappen" bindery), active 1485-1521; perhaps bound for Haiswasser. Plain paper pastedowns and fly leaves. 2 clasps, wanting. Manuscript waste used as quire guards. Old repair to rear board patched with contemporary blind-stamped pigskin.

Hand decoration: Rubrication unrealized. Annotations: Some contemporary marginal notations, mainly in first part of book. Contemporary manuscript alpha-numeric quire signatures, foliation, manuscript title (leaf [1]/1r) and note "20 stucke" (referring to number of quires?) (leaf [1]/1r).

Achatius Haiswasser (d. 1516), of Landau, priest in Ellwangen (Württ.), inscription: "Hu[n]c libru[m] legavit n[ost]ro [conven]tui v[e]n[erabo]l[i] d[omi]n[us] Achaci[us] Haiswasser artiu[m] ma[g]iste]r ac sacrie theo[logi]e bacc[alarius] for[ma]t[us] predi[ca]tor i[n] Elwang 1516" (leaf [1]/3r), bequeathed books to Ingolstadt Franciscans; [Ingolstadt (Bavaria), Franciscans;] unidentified Franciscan convent (perhaps Bamberg or Passau), inscription: "In usum fratrum minorum ad St. Annam," 16th/17th century (leaf [1]/2r); Francis Hopkinson (1810-1898), armorial bookplate (front pastedown) and bibliographic notes (leaf [1]/1r); Herbert Robinson (1916-2010); Pierpont Morgan Library, gift of Herbert Robinson in memory of Alice Robinson, 1991.