Cathalogus illustrium viro[rum] germania[m] suis ingenijs et lucubrationibus omnifariam exornantium / d[omi]ni Iohannis Tritemij abbatis spanhemensis ordinis sancti benedicti : ad Iacobu[m] Uimpfelingu[m] sletstatinu[m] theologum.

Accession number: 
PML 51418
Trithemius, Johannes, 1462-1516.
[Mainz] : [Peter von Friedberg], [after 14 August 1495]
[6], lxxv, [6] leaves : 20.5 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Fellows, 1961.

Title from half-title page, leaf [1]/1r, printed in red.
Imprint from ISTC.
Printed in Peter von Friedberg's types 1:81G and 3:149G.
Prefatory letter
Signatures: [1⁶]; A-M⁶ N⁴; O⁶: 88 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery quarto.
Dedicated to Jakob Wimpfeling.
Prefatory letter by Matthaeus Herben to Jodocus Beisselius, leaves [1]/1v-2r, dated 14 Aug. 1495.
Additional material by Jakob Wimpfeling, Matthaeus Herben, and Rutgerus Sicamber.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 19.5 x 13.5 cm.
PML copy on vellum.

20th-century blind- and gilt-tooled black goatskin over paper boards (20.5 x 14.5 cm), sewn on 5 supports by Charlotte Ullman, 1961. Marbled paper pastedowns and endleaves, with plain paper endleaves; plain endbands.

Hand decoration: Contemporary rubrication, alternating red and blue initials. Annotations: No significant notations in text but a few crosses in tabula and one manicule.

Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from Lathrop C. Harper, Inc. as a gift of the Fellows, 1961.