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Ficinus, Marsilius

De vita libri tres.


Analysis of Content

[*1r] [Table of contents.]

[*2v] [Errata.]

a1r Ficinus, Marsilius: ‘Prohemium' [addressed to] Laurentius de' Medici. Marsilio Ficino, Three Books on Life, ed. Carol V. Kaske and John R. Clark, Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 57, The Renaissance Society of America, Renaissance Texts Ser., 11 (Binghamton, NY, 1989), 102-4; see Kristeller, Supplementum Ficinianum, I, p. lxiv, no. g 1; Marsilio Ficino e il ritorno di Platone: mostra di manoscritti stampe e documenti 17 maggio – 16 giugno 1984, ed. S. Gentile and others (Florence, 1984), nos 103-4.

a2r Ficinus, Marsilius: [Epistolary preface addressed to] Georgius Antonius Vespuccius and Johannes Baptista Boninsegnius. ed. Kaske and Clark, 106.

a2v Ficinus, Marsilius: De vita libri tres. ed. Kaske and Clark, 108-392. Each book is preceded by a prologue and table of contents; for book 1 see above; book 2 (`De uita longa') is dedicated to Philippus Valor; book 3 (`De uita coelitus comparanda') to Matthias Corvinus, King of Hungary.

l6r Ficinus, Marsilius: Apologia [addressed to] Petrus Nerus, Petrus Guicciardinus and Petrus Soderinus. ed. Kaske and Clark, 394-400.

m2v Ficinus, Marsilius: Quod necessaria sit ad vitam securitas et tranquillitas animi, [addressed to] Bernardus Canisianus, Johannes Canacius, and Amerigus Corsinus. ed. Kaske and Clark, 402-4.

m3v Corsinus, Amerigus: [Verse addressed to] Marsilius Ficinus. ed. Kaske and Clark, 404.


Imprint: Florence: Antonio di Bartolommeo Miscomini, 3 Dec. 1489. Folio.


Collation: [*2] a–d8 e6 f–k8 l6 m4.


ISTC: if00158000

GW: GW 9882;

Hain: HC (+ Addenda) *7065;

Goff: Goff F‑158;

BMC: BMC VI 639;

Proctor: Pr 6151;

Others: BSB‑Ink F‑116; Oates 2341; Pellechet 4799; Polain 1480; Sheppard 5111.

LCN: 14382304


Copy number: F-050(1)

Wanting gathering [*] containing the table and errata.

Sheet b4.5 detached.

Binding: Parchment; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 281 × 203 × 18 mm.

Size of leaf: 275 × 199 mm.

Occasional early marginal annotations.

Provenance: William Pickering. Purchased via Charles J. Stewart at Pickering's sale (London: Sotheby's, 30 Oct. 1854), lot 1018, for £0. 6. 0; see Library Bills (1851-5), 418; Books Purchased (1855), 20.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 5.36.

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