Record number 07/4389
Author Modius, François, 1556 - 1597
TitlePandectae Triumphales, sive, Pomparum, Et Festorum Ac Solennium Apparatum, Conviviorum, Spectaculorum, Simulacrorum Bellicorum Equestrium, Et Pedestrium, Naumachiarum, ludorum deniq; omnium nobiliorum; quot hactenus ubiq; gentium re bello bene gesta, itemq; in inaugurationibus, nuptijs, amicis congressibus, aut ingressibus, funeribus postremum Imperatorum, Regum, Principumque edita concelebrataque sunt, Tomi Duo. Quorum Prior De Triumphis ... per Europam ... accuratè tractat: Posterior Primo Hastiludiorum per Germaniam tradit initia, originem ... Opus Cum Omnibus Omnium Ordinum Hominibus, Tum Inprimis Principibus & equestris ordinis viris ... digestum, à Francisco Modio I.C. Brugensi ... Insertis Suis Locis Scitissimis Figuris: In Quibus quæ verbis minus efficaciter exprimuntur, ocukorum sensibus subijciuntur. Cum Familiarum Omnium ... Indicibus.
ImprintCum gratia & Privilegio speciali Sacræ Caesareæ Maiestatis. Francofurti ad Mœnum: impens. Sigismundi Feyrabendij. -, M. D. LXXXVI.
Physical Description[6], 236, 264, [7] f., [1] dble. pl.: illus.; 332 mm. (Quarto.)
Content Format Note[T.p.] - Ad Amplissimum ... Ordinem Equestrem ... Francisci Modii ... præfatio - [Dedic.; verses] - Pandectarum Triumphalium Tomi Primi liber Primus. Benevolo Lectoris - [Text] - [Dble. pl.] - [Text] - Index Ducum ... Quorum In Hoc Tomo II. Pandectarum triumphalium est mentio ...; [colophon].
Summary NoteThe text describes various public ceremonies in Germany and elsewhere in Europe.

The double plate is captioned and shows a joust, 'Exemplum Ludicræ Commissionis Equestris ...'. The in-text illustrations are all in Part II, and show statues of mounted knights, a procession of horses, courts, jousts, a flag-bearer and two sieges; but most show armorial devices. The book also carries head-pieces and tail-pieces and decorated initials.
Responsibility NoteThe plate is unsigned.

Two in-text illustrations in Part II are signed 'IA' (on leaves 6 recto, 17 recto), a monogram of Jost Amman; and two are signed 'HB' (on leaves 15 recto, 203 verso), a monogram sometimes found in association with that of Amman.

The printer is named in the colophon: 'Impressum Francofurti Ad Mœnum Apud Iohannem Feyrabend, impensis Sigismundi Feyrabendij. [device] Anno M.D.LXXXVI.'

The work is dedicated by Fr. Modius I.C. Brug. to Marco Schweickhero.
SubjectCeremonies - Pageants - Jousts - Knights - Europe - Germany - History
Pictorial works - Germany - 16th century
ReproductionsA microfiche version was published in 1994 (München: Saur).
ReferencesH. M. Adams, Catalogue of Books printed on the Continent of Europe, 1501-1600 in Cambridge Libraries (1967), no. 1537, p. 747.
Copy NoteThe front loose endpaper is inscribed in pencil, 'J e Aman' and 'Modius (Franciscus)'.
Binding Note16th-century white vellum; spine inscribed in ink [now illegible].
ProvenanceThe upper cover is stamped with armorial bookplate of 'Anthoni Fugger 1586'. The front pastedown carries the armorial bookplate of 'Zacharias Geizkofler ... M.D.CIII'.
Purchased for RA Library in 1869 (see 'Library Report for the Year 1869', RA Annual Report, Appendix No. 6, p. 27).
Contributors Feyerabend, Sigmund, 1528? - 1590, publisher
Fugger, Anton, fl. 1586?, previous owner
Geizkofler, Zacharias, 1560 - 1617, previous owner
Feyrabend, Johann, fl. ca. 1599?, printer
Schweickher, Marcus, fl. ca. 1586?, dedicatee
Amman, Jost, 1539 - 1591, engraver
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