Buch des edlen Ritters und Landfahrers Marco Polo.

Accession number: 
PML 25134
Author: 
Polo, Marco, 1254-1323?
Published: 
Nuremberg : Friedrich Creussner, 1477.
Description: 
[58] leaves : illus. (woodcut) ; 27 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased in 1927.
Notes: 

Collation: [1-4¹⁰/⁸ 5⁸ 6⁶ 7⁸]: 58 leaves.
Colophon (leaf [7]/8v): Diβ hat gedruckt Fricz Creüβner zu Nur[e]mberg Nach cristi gepurdt Tausent vierhundert un[d] im sibenun[d]sibenczigte[n] iar.
Paper format: Chancery folio
PML copy leaf dimensions: 26.6 x 19.6 cm
PML copy listed under Division A in Checklist.
PML copy with leaf [1]/8 added from another copy (different rubrication).
Printed in Creussner's type 1:110G.
Title from incipit (leaf [1]/2r): Hie hebt sich an das puch des edel[e]n Ritters un[d] landtfarers Marcho polo.
Woodcut.

Binding: 
Contemporary blind-stamped calf over wooden boards (27.5 x 20.5 cm), sewn on 3 supports by the Löwe Raute klein I workshop in Augsburg (EBDB w002568), active ca. 1477-1519.
Inscriptions/Markings: 

Hand decoration: Rubricated, red lombards and multi-line paragraph marks (with curled extensions), capital strokes, and underlining; leaf [1]/8 with dark red capital strokes and underlining (from another copy). Annotations: No notations in text.

Provenance: 
Wilten (Austria), Praemonstratensians, stamp: "Bibliotheca Wiltin," abraded (leaves [1]/2r and [7]/8v); Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from L.C. Harper, Dec. 1927.
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