Apocalypsis Sancti Johannis (Block book). Latin.
[Germany, ca. 1470]
32 out of 48 leaves : ill. ; (small fol.)
Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.
5th xylographic ed.
Library's copy with colored cuts.
Printed in Swabia?
Contemporary tawed sheepskin over beech (?) boards, rebacked in the 19th century and resewn with new endleaves. Lower board has two holes, suggesting evidence of chain staples. In blue morocco case lettered "Germany, 1470."
Watermark: flyleaf. Bull's head. Variant 1) small head with star on vertical bar, (similar to Briquet 15068:1462).
Watermark: folio 23. Circle with Maltese cross.
Watermark: folio 25. Circle with Maltese cross.
Watermark: folio 26. Bull's head. Variant 2) large head with diagonal cross on tall vertical bar.
Watermark: folio 28. Circle with Maltese cross. ,
Watermark: folio 39. Balance. (similar to Briquet 2407: 1472/74).
Bernard Quaritch, Monuments of Typography (1897), no. 612 for £250.0.0; Richard Bennett, purchased in 1900; Pierpont Morgan.