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Bod-Inc: D-082

Diogenes Laertius

Vitae et sententiae philosophorum [Italian].


Analysis of Content

a2r Diogenes Laertius: Vitae et sententiae philosophorum [Italian]. ‘El libro de la vita de philosophi et delle loro elegantissime sentencie'. Incipit: ‘[T]hales philosopho fu de Asia . . .’

e7v [Alphabetical index, H–Z.]

e7v [Colophon.]

e8r [Alphabetical index, A–P.]


Imprint: Venice: Johannes Rubeus Vercellensis, 20 May 1489. 4°.


Collation: a–e8.


ISTC: id00231000

GW: GW 8389;

Hain: HC 6208; CR 1984;

Goff: Goff D‑231;

BMC: BMC V 416;

Proctor: Pr 5125;

Others: Sheppard 4113-14.

LCN: 14817745


Copy number: D-082(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Binding: Nineteenth-century pasteboards covered with Buntpapier.

Size: 195 × 138 × 8 mm.

Size of leaf: 187 × 132 mm.

Initials supplied in ink in an eighteenth-century hand. A few marginal notes.

Provenance: On a2r an inscription: ‘Dominus pirenus(?) posidet anno 560'. On a2r an old shelfmark ‘G 7.7'. Turin, unidentified house (Sheppard suggests Augustinian Hermits); on a2r an inscription: ‘Ex Lib. S. eremi Taur.' Giacomo Manzoni (1816-1889); book-plate, see Gelli, pl. lxxviii, no. 441; Bragaglia 1964, dating c.1850. Purchased from Francesco Perrella for 20 Lire; see Library Bills, 19 Feb. 1900.

SHELFMARK: Inc. e. I4.1489.1.

Copy number: D-082(2)

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Binding: Nineteenth-century pasteboards.

Size: 205 × 150 × 7 mm.

Size of leaf: 199 × 141 mm.

A few seventeenth-century(?) marginal notes.

Epigraphic initials supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Johannes Franciscus Guidoni (fl. 1690); on e7v /e8r an inscription: ‘Romȩ Jo[hannis] Fran[cisc]i Guidoni Nep. Cesen. 1690'. Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); Elenchus, no. 727. Bequeathed in 1914.

SHELFMARK: Byw. L 1.2.

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