Das Bůch der Schatzbehalter, oder, Schrein der waren reichtümer des heils und ewyger seligkeit genant.

Accession number: 
PML 178
Fridolin, Stephan, approximately 1430-1498.
Yn der keyserlichen Reichsstatt Nurmberg : durch ... Anthonien Koberger, vierzehenhundert vnd yn den eynvnndneůntzigisten iar. Am Eritag dem achtenden tag dess Monats Nouembris [8 November 1491]
[354] leaves : illustrations (woodcuts) ; 35.5 cm. (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.

Written by Stephan Fridolin; cf. Neue deut. Biog. (v. 5, p. 440), BM 15th cent., and GW. PML Checklist author name form: Stephan, Pater.
Title and imprint from colophon, leaf Hh9r: Also endet sych hye das Bůch. der Schatzbehalter oder schrein der waren reichtůmer des heils vnnd ewyger seilgkeit genant ... Vnd durch den Erbern vnnd Achtpern Anthonien Koberger. yn der keyserlichen Reichsstatt Nurmberg. Nach der geburt Christi vierzehenhundert vnd yn den eynvnndneůntzigisten iar. Am Eritag dem achtenden tag dess Monats Nouembris au[ss]gedrucket ...
Printed in Koberger's types 10:120G and 11:162G (mixed with 9:165G).
Signatures: a-z⁶ ab-ad⁶ ae⁸ A-Z⁶ Aa-Gg⁶ Hh¹⁰: 354 leaves, leaves a1 and Hh10 blank.
Paper format: Median folio.
ISTC and BM 15th cent. attribute woodcuts to Michael Wolgemut (master of Albrecht Dürer); GW and BSB-Ink attribute to both Wolgemut and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 33.4 x 23.2 cm.
PML copy missing 2 leaves: a1 and Hh10 (blanks).

Contemporary German blind-stamped brown calf over wooden boards (35.5 x 25 cm), sewn on 3 supports, by the Schedel-Meister bindery of Nuremberg (EBDB w000298/Kyriss 112, also known as Adler bindery, active 1477-1514). Printed waste pastedowns from Biblia
Variant Title: 

Bůch der Schatzbehalter


Hand decoration: Contemporary Nuremberg rubrication, alternating red and blue initials, with red paragraph marks and capital strokes; primary initials illuminated (leaf a4v) or in red/blue. Annotations: No marginal notations in text.

William Morris (1834-1896), Kelmscott House, Hammersmith, booklabel (front pastedown) and bibliographic notes by Sydney Cockerell, tipped-in (rear endleaf 1 recto), entire library purchased in August 1896 by: Richard Bennett (1849-1930), armorial bookplate (front pastedown) and price code: lm/-/- +___ (front pastedown), entire library purchased in 1902 by: Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.