Liber de homine.
Analysis of Content
[*2r] Martius, Galeottus: [Prefatory letter addressed to Johannes Vitesius], Cardinal-Archbishop of Esztergom. Incipit: ‘[C]um opus de homine his diebus proxime ellapsis absolutum . . .’
[a1r] Martius, Galeottus: Liber de homine. Incipit: ‘[C]aput dicitur totum illud quod collo substentatur cuius summitas . . .’ Explicit: et pignus amoris See Thorndike–Kibre 191.
Imprint: [Venice: Federicus de Comitibus, Veronensis, c.1471]. 4°.
Remarks: This press was formerly located at Jesi (see BMC VII p. lvi).
Collation: [*2 a–e10 f10+1 g6].
Hain: C 2621;
Goff: Goff G‑41;
BMC: BMC VII 1134;
Proctor: Pr 7356;
Others: Osler, IM 23; Sheppard 3360.
Copy number: G-021(1)
Wanting the blank leaf [*1].
Binding: Nineteenth-century English blind- and gold-tooled brown morocco, with gilt-edged leaves; by Clarke and Bedford; name stamped inside front endleaf.
Size: 271 × 189 × 21 mm.
Size of leaf: 261 × 173 mm.
Occasional early marginal annotations; on a1, a contemporary hand extracting key words; towards the end, a later hand excerpting short passages. Manuscript foliation in black ink: 1-67; book numbers in black ink in upper margin.
Epigraphic initials are supplied in red at the beginning of the preface and at the beginning of each book; the book appears to have been washed.
Provenance: Holkham Hall, Norfolk, Earls of Leicester. Purchased in 1953.
SHELFMARK: Holk. d.37.
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