The New York Public Library offers grab-and-go service at select locations as part of our gradual reopening.


Leben der heiligen Altväter

Collection Data

Jerome, Saint (d. 419 or 20) (Author)
Prüss, Johann (1447-1510) (Printer)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1482 (Approximate)
Place: Strasbourg
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Coll. Ger. 1482
Christian saints
Content: Illustrations: 150 woodcuts within single-line borders, including 37 repeats and 7 cuts printed from a later state of 5 of the blocks used earlier in the volume. Many ornamental initials, of several sizes and styles, including a large calligraphic S (twice repeated) with flourishes extending across the page. Rubricated throughout, and with 4 rubricated initials. 7 woodcuts and 7 initials colored by hand.
Content: Binding, contemporary, of stamped pig-skin over wooden boards, with remains of brass clasps.
Content: First and last leaves (blank) wanting; without the four leaves of tables mentioned by Hain.
Content: Gothic type (Proctor 3251); 34 lines. Possibly printed by Johann Prüss.--cf. BMC, I, xxvi, 168.
Content: Hain 8603. BMC, I, 168. IB. 15348. Schreiber 4216. Muther 808. Fairfax Murray 199. Morgan 219. Kristeller: Strassburger Bücher-Illustration, 4.
Physical Description
Extent: 232 l. illus. 31cm. (f); [overall: 31.2 x 23 x 7.5 cm.]
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: ocn131742312
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16830915
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ee729f60-c61a-012f-ab5a-58d385a7bc34
Show filters Hide filters
7 results found