Bartholomeus de Camerino familiaris S[an]c[t]issimi d[omi]ni n[ost]ri Sixti pape q[ua]rti...indulge[n]ciar[um] s[an]c[t]e cruciate.

Accession number: 
PML 78359
Camerino, Bartholomaeus de, commissary.
[Stockholm] : [Johann Snel], [between 22 August 1484 and 7 January 1485]
[1] leaf ; 20 cm (broadside)
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Purchased on the Fellows Fund, 1985.

GW, Einblattdrucke des XV. Jahrhunderts, 406 and Collijn, "Lübecker Frühdrucke in der Stadtbibliothek zu Lübeck," Zeitschrift des Vereins für Lübeckische Geschichte und Altertumskunde 9 (1908): 288-333 and Tafel 1-26, esp. 306-308, Taf. 12, attribute printing to Lübeck.
In 1907 Isak Collijn discovered 14 copies of the indulgence used as binder's waste in the Lübeck Stadtbibliothek copy of Rusch's Bible (Goff B-607) and the leaves were dispersed to various institutions (see notes in PML item folder and Catalogue of books printed in the 15th century in Swedish collections, 1006).
Paper format: Chancery half-sheet (ISTC records as Broadside quarto). Watermark of a crowned armorial with three fleurs de lis surmounted by a flower on a stem (Briquet 1743).
PML copy has three holes, two in Forma absolutionis affecting text. Removed from a binding, evidence of glue and staining on recto--one of the copies Collijn found in Lübeck in 1907.
PML copy is not filled out.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 19.5 x 29 cm
Printed in Snel's types 2:150G and 4:94G. On his first press in Lübeck, see BMC II 552-53; he moved to Stockholm by 1483.
The printed date reads: 'M.cccc.lxxx', before a space for closer dating. To this is added in the Stockholm RA copy the manuscript date 7 Jan. [148]5; Collijn dates after 22 Aug. 1484, the date of a manuscript copy of the text in Linköping (Nordisk Boktryckarekonst p.50).

Modern marbled paper folder (23.7 x 31.5 cm) with gilt-stamped leather label on top board, by Gustav Hedberg, Hofbokbindare, Stockholm.
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Lübeck, Stadtbibliothek, stamp (verso); Thore Virgin (1886-1957), 1915, signature (verso), Bibliotheca Qvarnsforsiana, Ett urval av 1400- och 1500-Talstryck samt Konstnärliga Bokband (Uppsala, 1946), 47; [his sales, 10 May 1975 and 14 May 1977]; Martin Breslauer, Cat. 103, 1977, no. 12; Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from Laurence Witten, 1985.