Accession number: 
PML 196037
Jacobus, de Theramo, 1350 or 1351-1417.
Straβburg : Heinricus Knoblotzer, an sant Gilgentag ... M.cccc. und in dem .lxxviii. ior [1 September 1478].
[70] leaves : ill. (woodcuts) ; 29 cm. (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased on the Lathrop C. Harper C-1 Fund, 2014.

Title and imprint from colophon (leaf [9]/6r): Processus iudiciari[us] Bel, intitulatus de latino in wulgare[m] stilu[m] mirifice tra[n]slatus opus inq[ue] egregiu[m] [com]mendandu[m]q[ue] finitq[ue] fautissime. Que[m] ereis figuris Heinricus Knoblotzer/ in cesarea urbe Argentine feliciter atq[ue] dignissime p[er]fectis. Anno domini [etc] lxxviii. In die Egidii [i.e., 1 September]. // Hie endet sich das büch Belleal gena[n]t vo[n] des gerichts ordenung ein hochgrünt un[d] lobsam werck. Das hat getrückt un[d] vollend Heinric[us] Knoblotzer in der keisserliche[m] stadt Straβburg. An sant Gilgentag [i.e., 1 September] Noch Christi geburt M.cccc. und in dem .lxxviii. ior.
Printed in Knoblochtzer's type 2:102G.
Collation: [1-8⁸ 9⁶]: 70 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery folio
55 illustrations from 33 woodcuts; on the model for the woodcuts, see Schreiber V: 4238. Woodcut border on leaf [1]/1r.
Colophon in Latin and German.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 28.2 x 19.5 cm. NPM

15th-century blind-stamped half-leather over wooden boards (28.8 x 19.6 cm), sewn on 4 supports by the Pelikan I workshop in Erfurt, active circa 1476-85 (EBDB w002598). Plain paper pastedowns and fly leaves, with two quires of blank, 15th-century paper added at end. One clasp, wanting.
Variant Title: 

Buch Belial genant

Öhringen (Baden-Wurttemberg), inscription "Stadt Oehringen," 19th century(?) (second fly leaf recto); Sigmaringen, Fürstlich Hohenzollernsche Hofbibliothek, armorial ink stamp, ca. 1900-ca. 1981 (second fly leaf recto); Sotheby's London, "Property of a Princely European Family," 20 May 2014, lot 12, to Morgan (via Maggs); Morgan Library & Museum, purchased on the Lathrop C. Harper C-1 Fund, May 2014.