La Commedia (ed. C. Lucius Laelius).
Analysis of Content
a2r Dante Alighieri: La Commedia. Edited by C. Lucius Laelius. See D‑007.
n8r Lucius Laelius, C.: [Poem, Italian.] Manfrè I 110.
n8r Lucius Laelius, C.: [Poem, Latin.] Manfrè I 110-11.
Imprint: Venice: Filippo di Pietro, [before 6 May] 1478. Folio.
Remarks: On this edition see Mambelli 17, no. 9, and Manfrè I 109-12.
Collation: a10 b–h8 i–m6.8 n8. Leaf a1 is unsigned; a2 is signed ai.
GW: GW 7963;
Hain: HCR 5944;
Goff: Goff D‑26;
BMC: BMC V 220;
Proctor: Pr 4270;
Others: Sheppard 3443.
Copy number: D-009(1)
Wanting the unsigned leaf a1 and leaf a2, the latter supplied in nineteenth-century type-facsimile.
Binding: Eighteenth-century mottled calf; the spine gold-tooled; Buntpapier pastedowns.
Size: 280 × 205 × 30 mm.
Size of leaf: 271 × 192 mm.
Initials are supplied in red or blue with pen-work decoration in brownish pink; paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue.
Provenance: Petronius de Lapigna (fifteenth century?); on n8r an inscription: ‘Mei petronij de lapigna'. Bologna, Benedictines, S. Proculus; on n8r an erased inscription: ‘Iste lib[er] [est] [congregationis Cassinensis alias] sancte Justine ordinis sancti benedicti deputatus monast[erio] sancti proculi de bononia Sig[natus] numero 454'. George Frederick Nott (1767-1841); ‘Geo. Fred. Nott. Roma Jan. 1. 1827'; a note from Payne and Foss suggests that Nott had bought the book from De Romanis, a bookseller. Purchased from Payne and Foss for £15. 15. 0; see Books Purchased (1842), 2.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q inf. 2.46.
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