Analysis of Content
a2r Georgius Trapezuntius: [Preface addressed to the reader.] Monfasani, George of Trebizond, 370-2; see also Collectanea Trapezuntiana, 321, CXV.
a2v Georgius Trapezuntius: Rhetorica. Incipit: ‘[R]hetorica est ciuilis scientia, qua cum assensione auditorum quo ad eius . . .’ See Collectanea Trapezuntiana, 460, CXXXIII, no. 2.
q8r [Verse, naming the corrector, Benedictus Brognolus.] Collectanea Trapezuntiana, 460.
Imprint: Milan: Leonardus Pachel, 30 July 1493. Folio.
Collation: a8 b–p6 q8.
GW: GW 10665;
Hain: HC 7609;
Goff: Goff G‑158;
BMC: BMC VI 779;
Proctor: Pr 5994;
Others: BSB‑Ink G‑93; Hillard 872; Rhodes 822; Sheppard 5022.
Copy number: G-073(1)
Wanting the blank leaf a1.
Binding: Eighteenth-century Dutch gold-tooled red morocco; see Foot, ‘Incunable Collector', no. 36.
Size: 315 × 223 × 24 mm.
Size of leaf: 303 × 208 mm.
On a2r a 13-line Milanese initial ‘C' is supplied in red and pink, on a gold ground edged with black, with interior decoration of a rose, in red, pink, green, blue, and white, with tendrils in blue, green, red, pink, yellow, and white; see Pächt and Alexander II, 114 no. pr. 141. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue.
Provenance: William George Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire (1790-1858)(?); note by Heber: ‘June 1816 D*. Sale by Evans. - 14.6'; not found in Devonshire sale catalogue. Richard Heber (1773-1833); purchased June 1816 (see above); see Catalogue, 5 (1835), lot 4295, marked down with lot 4294 for £0. 18. 0. Henry Walter Cholmley (1841-1901); sale (1902), lot 498, for £6. 0. 0; note by Hoskier on the front endleaf. Hermann Charles Hoskier (1864-1938); signature on the recto of front endleaf: ‘H. C. Hoskier, Jan. 1903'; sale (1908), lot 211. Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); purchased from B. Quaritch, 4 Aug. 1909 for £6. 6. 0, see note on the verso of the front endleaf; Elenchus, no. 1429. Bequeathed in 1914.
SHELFMARK: Byw. C 4.8.
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