Liber cronicarum cum figuris et ymaginibus.

Accession number: 
PML 168
Schedel, Hartmann, 1440-1514.
Augsburg : Johann Schönsperger, 1 February 1497.
[368] leaves : illus. (woodcuts) ; 29 cm. (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.

Title from half-title page (leaf a1r): Liber cronicarum cum figuris et ymaginibus ab inicio mu[n]di usq[ue] nu[n]c temporis.
Colophon (leaf OO5r): Finit hic feliciter liber Cronicaru[m] cum figuris [et] imaginib[us] ab initio mu[n]di usq[ue] nunc te[m]poris Impressum ac finitu[m] in vigilia purificatio[n]is Marie in imp[er]iali urbe Augusta a Johanne Schensperger. Anno ab incarnatio[n]e domini M.cccc.xcvii.
Printed in Schönsperger's types 5:300G, 4:150G, and 9:87G.
Collation: a⁶ b-e⁴ f-g⁶ h⁴ i⁶ k2 l⁴ m⁶ n⁸ o-p⁶ q⁴ r-v⁶ x⁴ y-z⁶ A-Z⁶ AA-MM⁶ NN⁴ OO⁶ [1]² [2-4]⁶ [5]⁸: 368 leaves, leaves OO6 and [368] blank; quires [2-4] signed , , and , and quire [5] signed . Map of Europe on leaves [1]/1-2, not present in every copy (see note in BMC). BMC records Register first.
Paper format: Chancery folio
Woodcuts, 2 maps.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 28.2 x 19 cm.
PML copy missing 3 leaves: [1]/1-2 (Europe map) and [5]/8 (blank).

Modern full brown goatskin, in a pastiche of an early style, by Zaehnsdorf.

Hand decoration: No rubrication required. Annotations: No notations in text.

Richard Bennett (1849-1930), armorial bookplate (front fly leaf recto) and bibliographical notes: No. 200, 15/5/96 and price code [wo/-/- +com, erased] (front pastedown); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.