Apocalypsis Sanctis Johannis (Incipit: Conv[er]si ab ydolis p[er] perdicacione[m] b[eat]ti ioha[n]nis drusiana et ceteri).

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Accession number: 
PML 6
Uniform title: 
Apocalypsis Sancti Johannis (Block book). Latin.
Published: 
[Germany (Mainz region?), ca. 1463-1467]
Description: 
48 leaves : ill. ; 26 cm
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.
Notes: 

A copy in Gutenberg Museum, Mainz has inscription dated 1463 and copy in Rylands Library, Manchester is in a Richenbach binding dated 1467.
Chancery folio.
Collation: [1-3¹⁶], 48 leaves.
PML has 12 leaves: 2, 6, 9, 16, 18, 21, 22, 26, 30, 33, 37, and 45.
PML leaves are trimmed to printed area, approximately 25.5 x 20 cm
Schreiber assumes Bennett copy was formerly owned by Rudolph Weigel in Leipzig, but Bennett acquired these twelve leaves in two separate purchases: leaves 2, 6, 9, 16, 26, 30, and 33 (28 Dec. 1896); leaves 18, 21, 22, 37, and 45 (17 April 1899) (see notes in Schreiber volume and item folder).
Schreiber ed. IV
Watermark in PML leaves is Briquet 869 from Metz, dated 1448-60 (also found in Ryalands, Apocalypse IV; see notes in item file).

Binding: 
Unbound and individually mounted, in blue clam shell box (with PML 4).
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Hand decoration: All leaves are hand colored in orange, green, brown, and yellow. Annotations: most leaves with contemporary texts on verso in German.

Provenance: 
Ludwig Rosenthal's Antiquariat, cat. 90 (1892), no. 112, leaves 2, 6, 12, 16, 30, 33; Richard Bennett (1849-1930), purchased in two sets, 28 December 1896: ff. 2, 6, 9, 16, 26, 30, and 33, 17 April 1899: ff. 18, 21, 22, 37, and 45; Pierpont Morgan, Pierpont Morgan Library, 1902.
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