Kurcze vsweisung von der ritterschaft.

Accession number: 
PML 50647
Vegetius Renatus, Flavius.
[Augsburg] : [Johann Wiener], [about 1475]
[108] leaves : illus. (woodcuts) ; 26 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased as a gift of the Fellows, 1960.

Title from end of register (leaf [1]/5v): Des durchleichtigen wolgebornen Grafen flavii vegecii renati kurcze vsweisung von der Ritterschaft.
Printed in Weiner's type 1:120G.
Collation: [1¹⁰ 2-3¹² 4-5⁸ 6-7¹⁰ 8⁶; 9-10⁸ 11¹⁰ 12⁶]: 108 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery folio
Translated by Ludwig Hohenwang (see VL² IV: 101-105). With dedication letter to Graf Johann von Lupfen.
64 woodcuts, in quires 9-12.
Found with and without woodcut on last leaf; copies in Manchester JRL and Vienna ÖNB this set of woodcuts is found with headlines in Bämler's type 3:119G and with his small lombards: a reissue ca. 1485? (ISTC).
PML copy leaf dimensions: 26.9 x 19 cm.
PML copy with original fly leaf of contemporary paper before quire [1].

Modern full brown goatskin over boards (26.5 x 19.5 cm), sewn on 5 supports. Plain paper pastedowns and fly leaves; decorative endbands.
Variant Title: 

Kurze Verweissung von der Ritterschaft


Hand decoration: Rubricated, some lombards, L-brackets and underlining in initial few quires. Annotations: Some 16th-/17th-century German marginal notations and manuscript title on blank recto before quire [1].

William H. Schab Gallery (1956), cat. XXII, no. 56; Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased as a gift of the Fellows from E.P. Goldschmidt, Nov. 1959.