De vantitate et miseria humane vite / liber d[omi]ni Ioha[n]nis Tritemij abbatis spanhemens[is] ordinis diui patris benedicti.

Accession number: 
PML 28070.5
Trithemius, Johannes, 1462-1516.
Impressum in nobili civitate Moguntina : per Petrum Friedbergesem, Millesimoquadringentesimononagesimoquinto [1495].
[22] leaves ; 20.5 cm (4to)
Credit Line: 
Purchased in 1931.

Title from half-titel page, leaf A1r.
Imprint from colophon, leaf D4v: Impressum in nobili ciuitate Moguntina p[er] Petru[m] Friedbergesem. Anno virginei partus Millesimoq[ua]dringentesimononagesimoqui[n]to.
Printed in Peter von Friedberg's types 1:81G and 3:149G.
Signatures: A-C⁶ D⁴: 22 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery quarto.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 19.7 x 13.7 cm.
PML copy on vellum.

Contemporary German calf, blind-tooled with rosette and leafwork tools, over wooden boards (20.5 x 14 cm), sewn on 4 supports, some stamps similar to those from the "Wappen-Meister I" bindery in Limburg (EBDB w002106); rebacked and repaired by Duprez Lahey. Modern paper pastedowns and endleaves, with original manuscript waste endleaves (front and rear endleaves from different manuscripts). 2 clasps.
Variant Title: 

Checklist title: De vanitate et miseria humanae vitae


Hand decoration: Contemporary rubrication, red initials, paragraph marks, and capital strokes (same style in works 1-3, different style in 4-5). Annotations: No marginal notations in text.

Unidentified signature: Albertij No[???]ij (front manuscript waste, leaf 2r); unidentified signature: Ex libris D[omi]ni [abraded] (De laudibus Carmelitarum, leaf A1r); Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from Wirtheim, Jan. 1931.