Accession number: 
PML 77824
Tacitus, Cornelius.
[Nuremberg] : [Friedrich Creussner], [about 1473-1474]
[12] leaves ; 28 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased as the gift of Mr. George B. Adams, Jr., Mr. Charles C. Cunningham, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Lansing Lamont, Mrs. Carl L. Selden, and Miss Sarah M. Wheatland, 1983.

Title from incipit (leaf [1]/2r): Cai. Cornelii Tacti. Equitis Ro. Germania incipit.
Explicit (leaf [1]/12r): Laus deo clementissimo.
Printed in Creussner's type 1:110G.
GW dates as ca. 1473.
Collation: [1¹²]: 12 leaves, leaf [1]/1 blank.
Paper format: Chancery folio
PML copy leaf dimensions: 27.7 x 19.8 cm.
PML copy with leaves 5-8 bound out of order (i.e., 6, 5, 8, 7).

19th-century red hard-grained gilt-tooled morocco over stiff boards (28.5 x 21 cm), sewn on 3 supports, with unidentified gilt armorial. Plain paper pastedowns and fly leaves.
Variant Title: 

De situ, moribus et populis Germaniae


Hand decoration: Rubricated, red lombards and capital strokes. Annotations: No notations in text. Former sammelband contents (leaf [1]/1v): Contenta in hoc Codice: [1] Cornelii Taciti Germania [2] Appologeticus Cirilli Alexandrini [3] De Christianorum ac Judaeorum mutua communione [4] Joannes Nyder de morali lepra [5] Tractatus de sanguine Christi: et de potentia Dei [6] Albertus Magnus de mysterio Missae. 1534. Contemporary manuscript alpha-numeric quire signatures, quire "2".

Unidentified Dominican convent: Ad Bibliothecam Conv. [Koln??] FF. Praed, 17th-century (leaf [1]/2r); unidentified armorial on binding; John Scott (1830-1903), of Halkshill, armorial bookplate (upside-down on rear pastedown); his sale, Sotheby's, 5 April 1905, lot 2408; Sotheby's (NY), 14 Dec. 1983, lot 34; Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased via L.C. Harper, 1983.