Commentarii in Philippicas Ciceronis.
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[a2r] Georgius Trapezuntius [pseudo-]: Commentarii in Philippicas Ciceronis. Incipit: ‘[C]um Brutus et Cassius interfectores Caesaris concitatae in se plebis furori . . .’ On the rejections of the ascription to Georgius Trapezuntius see Monfasani,`Calfurnio's Identification', 34-7; Collectanea Trapezuntiana, 759, CCI, no. 1, also 760.
Imprint: Venice: [Filippo di Pietro, c.1475]. 4°.
Collation: [a–c8 d6].
GW: GW 10657;
Hain: H *7610;
Goff: Goff G‑155;
BMC: BMC V 218;
Proctor: Pr 4263;
Others: BSB‑Ink G‑94; Sheppard 3436, 3437.
Copy number: G-070(1)
Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf; marbled paper boards; bound for Kloß.
Size: 209 × 150 × 10 mm.
Size of leaf: 203 × 142 mm.
Early manuscript title in black ink on [a1r].
Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 3604. Purchased for £0. 10. 6; see Books Purchased (1835), 28.
SHELFMARK: Auct. O inf. 1.36.
Copy number: G-070(2)
Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century Italian quarter red morocco, with red paper boards.
Size: 195 × 140 × 12 mm.
Size of leaf: 185 × 130 mm.
On [a2r] a four-line Venetian historiated initial is supplied in black ink, containing the head of a Roman emperor (presumably Julius Caesar), and related to the style of the ‘Maestro dei Putti'; see Pächt and Alexander II, 111 no. pr. 80. The text is enclosed within single red rules.
Provenance: Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); purchased 21 Sept. 1902, inscription on the front pastedown: ‘I. B. 21 September 1902'; Elenchus, no. 3602; a bibliographical note in Italian suggests that Bywater bought the book from an Italian source. Bequeathed in 1914.
SHELFMARK: Byw. U 4.1.
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