Ortulus anime.

Accession number: 
PML 126017
In inclita civitate Argentinensis : impressum per me Wilhelmum Schaffener de Ropperswiler, .xiij. die Martij: Anno d[omi]ni .M.cccc.xcviij [13 March 1498].
[25], I-CCXXXI, [8] leaves : illustrations (woodcuts) ; 15 cm (8vo)
Credit Line: 
Bequest of E. Clark Stillman, 1995.

Title from half-title page, printed in red, leaf [1]/1r.
Imprint from colophon, printed in red, leaf F8r: Impressum per me wilhelmum schaffener de Ropperswiler .xiij. die Martij: Anno d[omi]ni .M.cccc.xcviij in inclita ciuitate Argentin[ensis].
Printed in Schaffener's types 1:81G, 5:ca.140G, 6:ca.70G, and 7:ca.90G.
Signatures: [1-3⁸] a-z A-G⁸: 264 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery octavo.
Sheppard 551-52 notes in the Bodleian copy a different setting up of the calendar (entirely in type 80G) from the two pages shown in GfT 1642.
PML copy with woodcuts on leaves o2r and o8r exchanged.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 13.1 x 9 cm.
PML copy missing 22 leaves: [1]/2-8, [2]/1-7, and G1-8.

15th-century blind-rolled red-stained tawed leather over wooden boards (15 x 10 cm), sewn on 3 supports by the unidentified South German Ihesus-Maria-Rolle bindery (EBDB w002959, active 1483-97); repaired. Pastedowns are fragments from an German 14th-century liturgical manuscript with music; decorative endbands.
Variant Title: 

Hortulus animae


Hand decoration: Rubrication unrealized. Annotations: A few contemporary notations in text, including expurgated texts; one notation dated 1518 (leaf [1]/1v).

Mary S. Collins, booklabel (by J.H. Fincken, 1933) (leaf [1]/1r), purchased 19 May 1937; E. Clark Stillman (1907-1995), shelfmark: SP6 (rear endleaf 1 recto), purchased 14 Oct. 1945, bequeathed to: Pierpont Morgan Library, bequest of E. Clark Stillman, 1995.