Ars moriendi.

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Ars moriendi (Version beginning: Quamvis secundum philosophum tertio Ethicorum) (Block book).
[Southern Germany (Augsburg?), ca. 1480-1485]
6 leaves out of 14 : ill. ; (fol)
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Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.

4th ed., issue B.
Collation: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 out of 14 -- 11 p. out of 24. 1a blank, 1b: Ars moriendi, title; Text: "Quamvis ... ethicorum" .... [line 31, end] "sicut bon[us]"; 2a, [Christ]ian .. morie ... [line 28, end] "-ter co[n]fideret"; 2b plate: Temptation to infidelity; 3a: "Tentatio[ ] dyaboli de fide"; 3b, plate: Confirmation of faith; 6a, "Bona inspiracio[n] Angeli co[ ]lra[ ] desperacom[ ]; 6b, plate: Temptation of the impatient sick man; 7a: "Temtaco[ ] dyaboli de inpaciencia"; 7b, plate: Exhortation to patience; 8a, "Bona i[n]spiraco[ ] angeli de paciencia"; 8b, plate: Temptation to vain glory.
Checklist: "matted; in blue cl. box with PML 6, Apoc. IV."


Watermark: leaf 6. Shield of Metz. (Briquet 869:Metz, 1448-60).
Watermark: leaf 8. Lamb with penant (Agnus Dei).
Watermark: leaf 11. Three mounts with tall cross. Twin to leaf 13. (similar to Briquet 11922: 1480/1499).
Watermark: leaf 13. Three mounts with tall cross. Twin to leaf 11, (similar to Briquet 11922: 1480/1499).

Jacques Rosenthal, Munich, Cat. XXIV, Incunabula Typographica I, 1900, lot 144; Richard Bennett (1849-1930), former folder (in box) with his notes: No. 251, 28/12/96 and price code wl[n?...]; note on former folder that leaves [1]/3.6 were sent to Walker & Cockerell, signed F.S. Ferguson, 1906, for the production of illustrations for the Bennett Catalogue; Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Bennett Collection, 1902.