Das Concilium bůch geschehen zů Costencz.

Accession number: 
PML 151
Richental, Ulrich von, approximately 1365-1437?
Augsburg : Anton Sorg, 2 September 1483.
[1], ii-CCxlvii (with mistakes) : illus. (woodcuts) ; 29 cm. (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.

Title from colophon (leaf [25]/9r): Hie ended sich das Concilium bůch geschehen zů Costencz, darinn man vindet wie die herren gaystlich unnd weltlich eingeritten seind, un[d] mit wievil personen. Auch ir wappen gemalet, und wie sy abgeschiden seynd. Auch die sachen die darinn geschehen seind hüpsch und gerecht. Gedruckt und volendt in der keiserlichen stat Augspurg von Anthoni Sorg am afftermontag nach Egidy Do ma[n] zalt nach Cristi gepurt .M.CCCC und in dem .LXXXIII. Jare.
Printed in Sorg's types 2:118G and 3:140G.
Collation: [1-14¹⁰ 15⁸ 16-17¹² 18-23¹⁰ 24⁸ 25¹⁰]: 250 leaves, leaves [1]/1 and [25]/10 blank. Variant collations in GW, BMC, BSB-Ink, and Bod-inc.
Paper format: Chancery folio
PML copy leaf dimensions: 28.8 x 20.3 cm.

19th-century full brown gilt- and black-tooled goatskin over boards (29.5 x 21.5 cm.), sewn on 5 supports by Francis Bedford. Vellum pastedowns and fly leaves with an additional plain paper fly leaf at rear; decorative endbands.
Variant Title: 

Concilium zu Konstanz


Hand decoration: Rubrication not required. Woodcuts mainly uncolored, a few with pale wash. Annotations: Two 16th-century marginal notations (leaves [1]/2r and [1]/8r), washed; notation marking event in 1418 (leaf [4]/2r), abraded and washed.

Unidentified price code (Crawford or Morris?): Rb/o/- (rear pastedown); William Horatio Crawford (1815?-1888), of Lakelands, Cork, armorial bookplate (fromt pastedown); William Morris (1834-1896), Kelmscott House, Hammersmith, booklabel (front pastedown); Richard Bennett (1849-1930), armorial bookplate (front pastedown); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.