Cicero, Marcus Tullius
Orationes Philippicae (ed. Johannes Antonius Campanus).
Analysis of Content
[a1v] Campanus, Johannes Antonius: [Letter addressed to] Franciscus [Todeschini Piccolomini], Cardinal-archbishop of Siena. Botfield 108-9; on Campanus as an editor see Monfasani, ‘First Call', 1-31; Di Bernardo, Gianantonio Campano, 233-44.
[a2r] [Cicero, Marcus Tullius]: Orationes Philippicae 1-14. Cic. Phil.
[o5v] [Verse colophon.] Incipit: ‘Anser Tarpeii custos Iouis unde quod alis | Constreperes, Gallus decidit, ultor adest'; 3 elegiac distichs. Botfield 108.
Imprint: [Rome]: Ulrich Han, [c.1470]. 4°.
Collation: [a–f10.8 g6 h10 i6 k–m8 n o6].
GW: GW 6794;
Hain: HCR 5134;
Goff: Goff C‑554;
BMC: BMC IV 21;
Proctor: Pr 3342;
Others: Sheppard 2661.
Copy number: C-251(1)
Binding: Eighteenth-century calf; marbled pastedowns. A slip in the front of the book carries an instruction that the book is to be rebound by Lewis, in morocco, with gilt-edged leaves, at a cost of £10. 0. 0, an instruction that was evidently not carried out.
Size: 290 × 208 × 28 mm.
Size of leaf: 281 × 198 mm.
On [a2r] an Italian (Roman) seven-line epigraphic initial ‘A' is supplied in gold surrounded by white vine-stems defined in red, blue, green, and gold. In the lower margin, within a red wreath edged in gold, the coat of arms of Cardinal Micheli: barry of six azure and argent, charged with twenty-one roundels (6,5,4,3,2,1) of or on the azure bars, and azure on those of argent; surmounted by a cardinal's hat; for the blazon see John Woodward, A Treatise on Heraldry British and Foreign, new edn (Edinburgh, 1896), I 405. Other epigraphic initials are supplied in gold surrounded by white vine-stem decoration, as above. See Pächt and Alexander II, 106 no. pr. 11.
Provenance: Cardinal Giovanni Micheli (†1503); coat of arms on [a2r]. Giuseppe Serra, Duca di Cassano († before 1826); see Catalogo, 13. George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834); sale (1821), lot 82, purchased by Thomas Thorpe (1791-1851) for £0. 14. 0; note by Heber on recto of front endleaf: ‘82 Spencer's Cassano Dupl. Mar. 1821 (14 sh.) Thorpe Apr. 1821 £1-1-0'; the former price is confirmed by the annotated sale catalogue. Richard Heber (1773-1833); Catalogue, 6 (1835), lot 1090, sold for £0. 11. 0. Purchased for £1. 1. 0, according to Books Purchased (1835), 9.
SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 2.27.
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