Die Guldin Bibel.

Accession number: 
PML 146
Rampegolo, Antonio.
Augsburg : [Ludwig Hohenwang], [about 1477]
[218] leaves ; 27 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.

Title from incipit (leaf [1]/1r): Ein Vor red dicz bůchs genannt die Guldin Bibel. Innhaltend belonung der tugennt unnd trouf der laster.
Colophon (leaf [22]/12v): Hie endet die guldin bibel gedrukt zů Augspurg.
Printed in Hohenwang's type 1:122/123G.
Collation: [1⁶ 2-21¹⁰ 22¹²]: 218 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery folio
Prologue only by Antonius Rampigollis, text by Bindo of Siena (Goff).
Woodcut initials.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 26.5 x 19.2 cm.
PML copy with leaf [21]/3.8 printed normally, not as in BMC.

19th-century English blind-stamped calf over paper boards (27 x 20 cm), sewn on 5 supports; gilt crest of Stuart on top board. Marbled paper pastedowns and fly leaves, with plain paper fly leaves; edges colored red.
Variant Title: 

Aurea Biblia, sive Repertorium aureum Bibliorum


Hand decoration: Rubrication not required. Annotations: Marginal notations in German in first half of text, 16th-/17th-century.

Joseph Lilly, bookseller, (purchase?) inscription by Stuart, July 1840; William Stuart (1798-1874), inherited by his son, William Stuart (1825-1893), with Aldenham Abbey booklabel pasted over with Tempsford Hall label, shelf mark label: S 11 (changed to U 2) Library, and gilt crest on binding; his sale, Christie's, 6 March 1895, lot 154, to Leighton for £16.0.0; William Morris (1834-1896), Kelmscott House, Hammersmith, booklabel (front pastedown); Richard Bennett (1849-1930), armorial bookplate (rear pastedown) and price code wo/-/- +___ (front fly leaf verso); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.