Liber de homine.
Analysis of Content
[a2r] Martius, Galeottus: [Prefatory letter addressed to Johannes Vitesius], Cardinal-Archbishop of Esztergom. Incipit: ‘[C]um opus de homine his diebus proxime elapsis absolutum . . .’
[a3r] Martius, Galeottus: Liber de homine. Incipit: ‘[C]aput dicitur totum illud quod collo substentatur cuius sumitas . . .’ See G‑021.
Imprint: [Bologna: Printer of Barbatia, ‘Johannina', before 22 Aug. 1474]. Folio.
Remarks: One copy at Paris BnF was bought on 22 Aug. 1474. Goff dates [c.1475].
Collation: [a10 b–d8 e6 f–i8.10].
Types: Type: unmixed state.
Hain: HC *7433;
Goff: Goff G‑42;
BMC: BMC VI 813;
Proctor: Pr 7358;
Others: BSB‑Ink M‑240; CIBN M‑186; Osler, IM, 26; Sheppard 5321.
Copy number: G-022(1)
Wanting the blank leaf [a1].
Binding: Eighteenth-century English calf, the spine stamped with the gilt elephant crest of Fountaine.
Size: 306 × 211 × 20 mm.
Size of leaf: 300 × 200 mm.
Many early marginal annotations in a humanist hand, in red ink, also underlining in the text. Red annotations in two columns, the outer column extracting key words, the inner names of authors. Manuscript foliation in faded red ink: 1-73. Some early annotations in black ink.
Initials and some capital strokes are supplied in red.
Provenance: Sir Andrew Fountaine (1676-1753); sale (11 June 1902), lot 352. George Dunn (1865-1912). Presented by Dunn in 1909: see pencil note in Dunn's hand on the front pastedown: ‘D 28/5/09.’
SHELFMARK: Inc. c. I99.1.
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