Die vierundczweinczig Alte[n].

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PML 24792
Otto, von Passau.
Augsburg : Anton Sorg, 10 March 1480
[6], ccix, [1] leaves : illus. (woodcuts) ; 30 cm (fol.)
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Purchased in 1927.

10 woodcuts, including full-page Maiestas Domini with 24 Elders and John the Evangelist. "G. I. A." in woodcut initial S (leaf [2]/2r). Woodcuts by "Sorg-Meister".
Blind bearer type on leaf [22]/9r.
Collation: [1⁶ 2-22¹⁰]: 216 leaves, leaves [1]/6 and [22]/10 blank. Alternate collations in BMC and GW.
Colophon (leaf [22]/9r): Gedruckt unnd volenndet zů Augspurg von Anthoni Sorgen an dem freÿtag vor Gregorii. Anno [etc.] .lxxx. jare.
Paper format: Chancery folio
PML copy leaf dimensions: 28.4 x 19.7 cm
Printed foliation on recto and verso.
Printed in Sorg's type 2:118G.
Title from incipit (leaf [2]/2r): Diβ bůch ist gena[n]nt die vierundczweinczig Alte[n]. od[er] d[er] guldin tron geseczet vo[n] brůder Otte[n] vo[n] passowe ettwan leβmeÿster der mÿndern brüder Barfůssen klosters der stat Basel mit vil schöner berichtunge der lerer der heiligen geschrifft die mÿnnende sele zü dem weigen götlichen wolgevallen.

Contemporary blind-stamped calf over wooden boards (29.5 x 20 cm), sewn on 3 supports by the Fächer frei, or Hirsch am Zaun, workshop in Augsburg (EBDB w002141/Kyriss 80), active ca. 1473-1494. Plain paper pastedowns (integral blanks, i.e., leaves [1]/6 and [22]/10, used as pastedowns). One clasp, detached (in box); corner and central bosses wanting.
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Die vierundzwanzig Alten


Hand decoration: No rubrication or hand decoration. Annotations: No notations in text.

Unidentified collegiate church (Altötting?), inscription: Collegiatae eccl[es]ia [Oetiensis?, abraded], An. 1632 (leaf [1]/1r); unidentified blue ink stamp, abraded (front pastedown); Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from Emil Hirsch Antiquariat, July 1927.