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Liber vagatorum der betler orden

Author
Hütlin, Matthias, -1524.
Title
Liber vagatorum der betler orden.
Format
Book
Published
[Strasbourg] : [Matthias Hupfuff], [1510 or 1511]
Description
27 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 20 cm (4to)
Other contributors
Crewe, Robert Offley Ashburton Crewe-Milnes, Marquis of, 1858-1945, former owner. Jay, Ricky, former owner. Hupfuff, Matthias, -1520, publisher.
Notes
Title-page recto with woodcut of a blind beggar being driven across a footbridge by a wealthy youth; verso with woodcut of mendicant couple with staffs and rosary. Signatures: a⁶ b-c⁴ Text divided into three sections: a list of 28 types of rootless characters, a section detailing more than a dozen ruses, and the first printed wordlist of the prototypical criminal language, Rotwelsch. More than half the entries in vocabulary at end accompanied by manuscript small, neat ink drawings in a contemporary hand.depicting the person or object referred to. With bookplate of Robert Offley Ashburton Crewe-Milnes (1858-1945), 1st Marquess of Crewe; diamond-shaped ticket of his daughter, Lady Celia Crewe-Milnes (born 1884); and bookplate of Ricky Jay (1946-2018). Dealer description removed to Bibliographical File. Bound in modern quarter morocco backed marbled boards, spine gilt.
References
Jütte, Robert, Abbild und soziale Wirklichkeit, pages 106-17 Girtler, Roland, Rotwelsch, pages 27-29 Claes, F., Bibliographisches Verzeichnis der deutschen Vokabulare und Wörterbücher, gedruckt bis 1600, 198 Kluge, Friedrich, Rotwelsch, pages 35-55; Considine, John, Small dictionaries and curiosity, page 33-41 Die deutsche Literatur des Mittelalters: Verfasserlexikon, 4: 332-335 Zischka, Gert, Index lexicorum, 66 Verzeichnis der im deutschen Sprachbereich erschienenen Drucke des 16. Jahrhunderts (VD 16), L 1548
Subject headings
Cant. German language--Slang. Rogues and vagabonds--Germany--Language. Chron.: 1510. Chron.: 1511.

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Lilly Library (by appointment only)
Call Number
PF3689 .L695 1510
Location
Vault
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