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Bod-Inc: F-053

Ficinus, Marsilius

De vita libri tres.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page, with list of contents.]

a1v ‘Capita primi libri qui tractat de uita sana'.

a3v Ficinus, Marsilius: ‘Prooemium' [addressed to] Laurentius de' Medici. See F‑050; Kristeller, Supplementum Ficinianum, I, p. lxiv, no. g 2.

a4v Ficinus, Marsilius: [Epistolary preface addressed to] Georgius Antonius Vespuccius and Johannes Baptista Boninsegnius. ed. Kaske and Clark, 106.

b1r Ficinus, Marsilius: De vita libri tres. See F‑050.

y4r Ficinus, Marsilius: Apologia [addressed to] Petrus Nerus, Petrus Guicciardinus and Petrus Soderinus. See F‑050.

z2v Ficinus, Marsilius: ‘Quod necessaria sit ad uitam securitas et tranquillitas animi', [addressed to] Bernardus Canisianus, Johannes Canacius, and Amerigus Corsinus. See F‑050.

z3v Corsinus, Amerigus: [Verse addressed to] Marsilius Ficinus. ed. Kaske and Clark, 404.

z4r ‘Praeclarissimatum sententiarum . . . breuis annotatio'.


Imprint: Venice: [Bartholomaeus Pelusius, Gabriel Bracius, Johannes Bissolus and Benedictus Mangius], 1498. 4°.


Collation: a–z & [con]4.


ISTC: if00161000

GW: GW 9886;

Hain: H *7066;

Goff: Goff F‑161;


Proctor: Pr 5639;

Others: BSB‑Ink F‑118; Sheppard 4718.

LCN: 14386484


Copy number: F-053(1)

Binding: Nineteeenth-century Italian blue quarter morocco over marbled paperboards; bound for Boutourlin.

Size: 214 × 159 × 15 mm.

Size of leaf: 208 × 146 mm.

Early marginal notes, extracting key words and passages pointing hands and underlining in the text in black ink. Manuscript pagination: 1-208. On [con]3v –4r manuscript tables of contents for books 2 and 3, written in the same eighteenth-century(?) hand, which wrote the pagination.

Provenance: Dimitrij Petrovich, Count Boutourlin (1763-1829); book-plate and shelfmark no. 599, see catalogue (1831); sale catalogue (1841), lot 215. Purchased for £0. 5. 0: see Books Purchased (1842), 18.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 6.3.

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