Floretus sancti Bernardi in se continens sacre theologie et canonum flores ad gaudia paradisi finaliter eos (qui se in illis exercitauerint) perducentes.

Accession number: 
PML 198699.2
Uniform title: 
Colonie impressus : [Heinrich Quentell], anno ante iubileum centesimum [1499].
[52] leaves ; 20.5 cm (4to)
Credit Line: 
Purchased on the Curt F. Bühler Fund, 2021.

Title from half-title page, leaf Aa1r.
The attribution to Saint Bernard is false. Cf. Liber floretus : herausgegeben nach der Hs. Utrecht, U.B. 283, by Árpád Orbán, 1978, p. vii-viii; GW.
Imprint from colophon, leaf Ii5v: Diui Bernardi Floretus Colonie impressus explicit feliciter Anno ante iubileum centesimum.
Printed in Quentell's types 6:63G, 7:80G, 9:280G, and 10:155G.
Signatures: Aa-Gg⁶ Hh⁴ Ii⁶: 52 leaves, leaf Ii6 blank.
Paper format: Chancery quarto, in half-sheets.
Woodcut on title page.
Poem, with typographically distinguished anonymous commentary.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 19.5 x 13.5 cm.

16th-century German blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards (20.5 x 14 cm), sewn on 4 supports (2 double and 2 single) by the Einhorn IIIa bindery (EBDB w003108, southern Germany, active 1478-1514). Manuscript leaf from 12th-century German martyrology, 2-4 August as front pastedown, and plain paper rear pastedown; yellow edges. 1 clasp, missing.
Variant Title: 

Liber floretus Sancti Bernardi


Hand decoration: Contemporary rubrication, red initials and paragraph marks (same in all parts of Sammelband). Annotations: No marginal notations in text.

Unidentified contemporary shelfmark: II G 5 and contents inscription (fore edge) and inscription: "Caspar" (top edge); Alexandre and Elaine Rosenberg, Alexandre Rosenberg bookplate (designed by Picasso) (front pastedown), Rosenberg sale, Christie's NY, 23 April 2021, lot 85, to: Morgan Library & Museum, purchased on the Curt F. Bühler Fund, 2021.