Comestorium vitiorum.

Accession number: 
PML 75893
Franciscus, de Retza, approximately 1343-1427.
Nuremberge : [Johann Sensenschmidt and Heinrich Kefer, for Heinrich Rumel], Anno etc. lxx° [1470].
[292] leaves ; 41 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Gift of H. P. Kraus, 1979.

Title from ISTC.
City and date from colophon, leaf [29]/5v: Hic Codex egregius Comestorij viciorum Sacre theologie professoris eximij Francisci de Retza ordinis predicatorum finit feliciter. Nuremberge Anno [et]c. lxx°. patrona[rum] forma[rum] co[n]cordia et p[ro]porc[i]o[n]e imp[re]ssus.
Printed in Sensenschmidt and Kefer's type 1:114G. Rumel's involvement is known from a manuscript inscription in the copy at Erlangen (GW).
Collation: [1¹⁰ 2¹² 3¹⁰ 4-5⁸; 6-10¹⁰; 11-14¹⁰ 15¹²; 16-18¹⁰ 19¹² 20-23¹⁰ 24⁸; 25-28¹⁰ 29¹²]: 288 leaves, leaves [10]/10, [15]/12, [19]/12, [24]/1, [29]/11-12 blank.
Ppaer format: Royal folio.
First book printed in Nuremberg.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 38.8 x 27.2 cm.
PML copy missing 6 leaves: [10]/10, [15]/12, [19]/12, [24]/1, [29]/11-12 (blanks).

18th/19th-century German(?) blind- and gold-tooled calf over wooden boards (41 x 29 cm), sewn on 3 supports. Plain paper pastedowns and endleaves; plain endbands; gilt, gauffered, and painted edges. 2 clasps.

Hand decoration: Contemporary rubrication, alternating red and blue initials and paragraph marks, red rubrics, foliation, and capital strokes; primary initial unrealized (leaf [1]/1r). Annotations: No marginal notations in text.

Unidentified armorial, 15th century (leaf [1]/1r); Ernest Heinemann (dealer), Collection à vendre de monumens typographiques et autres ouvrages rares, imprimés aux XVe et XVIe siècles (1840), no. 113 (catalogue description on front pastedown); George Guy Greville, 4th earl of Warwick (1818-1893), Warwick Castle Library, shelfmark: O/26 (front endleaf 1 recto); H. P. Kraus, Inc., cat. 154 (1979), no. 93; Pierpont Morgan Library, gift of H. P. Kraus, Dec. 1979.