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Ficinus, Marsilius



Analysis of Content

[*1r] [Title-page.]

[*1v] Ficinus, Marsilius: [Preface.] ed. Gentile, I 3; see Kristeller, Supplementum Ficinianum, I, p. lxvii, no. k 2. This edition is derived directly from F‑042.

[*2r] ‘Tabula libri primi'.

A1r Ficinus, Marsilius: Epistolae. See F‑042.


Imprint: [Nuremberg]: Anton Koberger, 24 Feb. 1497. 4°.


Collation: [*10] A–Z a–g8 h4.

Remarks: Gathering [*] numbered 2-6, but not signed.


ISTC: if00155000

GW: GW 9874;

Hain: HC *7062;

Goff: Goff F‑155;

BMC: BMC II 443;

Proctor: Pr 2113;

Others: BSB‑Ink F‑120; Rhodes 775; Sack, Freiburg, 1444; Sheppard 1542-3.

LCN: 14382296


Copy number: F-043(1)

Binding: Mid-eighteenth-century (French) olive morocco, faded from blue, with gold fillets, gold-tooled spine and turn-ins, marbled pastedowns, and gilt-edged leaves.

Size: 213 × 148 × 38 mm.

Size of leaf: 207 × 133 mm.

Three- to five-line initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Thomas Thorpe, Catalogue, 28 Apr. 1826, no. 705. Purchased for £1. 5. 0: see Books Purchased (1826), 8.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 5.40.

Copy number: F-043(2)

Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled pigskin over pasteboards; four ties lost. On both covers fillets form an outer border. On the upper cover fillets form a double frame; vertical fillets form a rectangle along the upper edge, possibly intended for a title label; beneath this a rectangle formed by a foliate roll; an inner rectangle is decorated with a second foliate roll. On the lower cover fillets form an inner rectangle, which is divided by fillets into triangular compartments. The spine is decorated with a repeated fleuron. The name of the author and the title are written on the upper cover in black ink in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand.

Size: 213 × 156 × 43 mm.

Size of leaf: 206 × 136 mm.

Provenance: South German monastic(?) shelfmarks, ‘Philos. Opera varia 146' and ‘1137 Cb'(?). Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Dpl' in red pencil on pastedown, ‘3243' on [a1r]. Émile Paul & Co.; purchased in Paris in 1900: inscription on recto of back endleaf: ‘Vente Marcel, Paris, May 11-12, 1900. No. 242. 5 frs. (Emile Paul)'. Paget Jackson Toynbee (1855-1932); pencil signature on front pastedown: ‘Paget Toynbee May 1900'. Donated by Toynbee.

SHELFMARK: Toynbee 1051.

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