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Bod-Inc: D-083

Diogenes Laertius

Vitae et sententiae philosophorum [Italian].


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

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

g5r [Colophon.]

g5v [Alphabetical index.]


Imprint: Florence: Jacopo di Carlo and Petrus de Bonaccursis, 24 Oct. 1489. 4°.


Collation: a–e8 f g6.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: id00232000

GW: GW 8390;

Hain: H *6209;

Goff: Goff D‑232;

BMC: BMC VI 677;

Others: Sheppard 5229.

LCN: 14817811


Copy number: D-083(1)

Bound with:
2. Phalaris, Epistolae. Florence: Francesco di Dino, 31 July 1489 (P‑255(2));
3. Pius II, Pont. Max., De duobus amantibus Euryalo et Lucretia. Florence: Francesco di Dino, 20 Sept. 1489 (P‑307).

Binding: Parchment, with blue-edged leaves.

Size: 198 × 137 × 29 mm.

Size of leaf: 190 × 126 mm.

Provenance: On a1r of item 1 a cancelled inscription ‘[ ] Dom. Bernardino de rod[ ] Marchese de d[ ]. Ill[ ] domino [ ]'. Serragli of Florence, a noble family; on a1v and g6v of item 1 an ink drawing of a coat of arms: party per pale and barry counterchanged, lettered ‘Serragli'; on h4v of item 3 the inscription: ‘Questo libro e di Girolamo di Piero d'Andrea di Bartolomeo di Uannzo Serragli Fiorentino'. John Thynne (1772-1849), Lord Carteret de Hawnes, 1841; armorial book-plate; see Howe, Book Plates, 29453. Francis John Thynne; anonymous sale (Puttick & Simpson, 15 Apr. 1886), lot 317. Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); Elenchus, no. 728. Bequeathed in 1914.

SHELFMARK: Byw. L 1.3(1).

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