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A2r Hermes Trismegistus: Centiloquium. [Translated from the Greek by Stephanus Messanensis.] Incipit: ‘[H]ermes dixit quod sol et luna post deum omnium viuentium vita sunt . . .’ For Stephanus as translator see Carmody 53 no. 3a.
Imprint: [Leipzig]: Martin Landsberg, [c.1492-5]. 4°.
Remarks: As dated by Sheppard from the use of device a, which was superseded in 1495-6: see BMC III p. 637; BSB‑Ink dates [not after Mar. 1494].
Hain: H *8463;
Goff: Goff H‑76;
BMC: BMC III 639;
Proctor: Pr 2966;
Others: BSB‑Ink H‑113; Sheppard 2110.
Copy number: H-048(1)
On A6r, l.12: ‘ . . . peccabis', not as BMC; a misprint in BMC, rather than a variant.
Binding: Half parchment; marbled paper boards.
Size: 208 × 154 × 8 mm.
Size of leaf: 203 × 143 mm.
One early marginal annotation on A2r.
Provenance: Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); purchased in 1879 from Francke, list, no. 92, according to a cutting pasted on the front pastedown; Elenchus, no. 1610. Bequeathed in 1914.
SHELFMARK: Byw. O 2.3.
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