Celsus, Aurelius Cornelius
Analysis of Content
a2r Celsus, Aurelius Cornelius: De medicina. See C‑160.
l2r [Table of contents.]
Imprint: Venice: Johannes Rubeus Vercellensis, 8 July 1493. Folio.
Collation: a–i6 k l4.
GW: GW 6458;
Hain: HC *4837;
Goff: Goff C‑366;
BMC: BMC V 417;
Proctor: Pr 5134;
Others: BSB‑Ink C‑4; Rhodes 533; Sack, Freiburg, 961; Sheppard 4123.
Copy number: C-162(1)
1. Gaius Plinius Secundus, Historia naturalis. Venice: Bartholomaeus de Zanis, 12 Dec. 1496 (P‑369).
Binding: Contemporary German calf over bevelled wooden boards. Two metal clasps and catches. On both covers triple fillets form a double intersecting frame. Other later decoration added c.1690, gold-tooled, now largely tarnished. Along the vertical section of the outer frame nearest the spine a repeated floral stamp; at the four intersections of each frame a rosette stamp; within the upper and lower sections of the inner frame lettered ‘PLINIVS | BIB HAL' and ‘1690'. Within the inner rectangle a repeated floral stamp. Spine: sewn on four wide double bands; between each band triple fillets form a frame, containing a repeated floral stamp; ‘270' also stamped; ‘Plinius | Celsus' in seventeenth-century manuscript, now faded. ‘PLINIVS | CELSVS' in contemporary manuscript in brown ink across the fore-edge. For an almost identical binding see S‑346.
Size: 332 × 220 × 55 mm.
Size of leaf: 311 × 210 mm.
A few annotations in red.
Provenance: Halle an der Saale, Marienbibliothek; see binding. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 3154; see paper label at base of spine. Not in Books Purchased (1835), but marked in the Bodleian copy of Kloß's sale catalogue; an accession date of 1835 is indicated in ‘Catalogus Bibliothecae Novae', fol. 108r.
SHELFMARK: Auct. O inf. 2.9(2).
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