Historiae Romanae decades.
Analysis of Content
A1r [Bussis, Johannes Andreas de: Letter addressed to Paulus II, Pont. Max.] Bussi 29-34.
A3r Florus: [Periochae.] See L‑114.
B12v ‘Capita operum.’
C1r Livius, Titus: Historiae Romanae decades. ‘Ab urbe condita.’ Liv. 1-32, 34-40. 37. 3. Liv. 33 not included in this edition.
Imprint: Milan: Philippus de Lavagnia, 1478. Folio.
Collation: Part I: A B12 C–I k L–Q10 R6; part II: AA–GG10 HH II kk LL–OO10; part III: PP–ZZ &&10 [con con]8.
Hain: HC 10132;
Goff: Goff L‑240;
BMC: BMC VI 706;
Proctor: Pr 5863;
Others: CIBN L‑180; Hillard 1233; Sheppard 4821.
Copy number: L-118(1)
Wanting [con con]8, supplied in type facsimile.
Binding: Russia, backed with red morocco; with marbled pastedowns.
Size: 405 × 295 × 107 mm.
Size of leaf: 390 × 272 mm.
Early marginal annotations, including comments on the text and extraction of key words.
On C1r a nineteenth/twentieth-century nine-line initial ‘F' is supplied in gold on a blue ground with red foliate decoration, and with floral and foliate extensions into the margins in red, yellow, green, and blue; on PP1r a nineteenth-century(?) eight-line initial ‘M' is supplied in gold on a multi-coloured ground and with extensions into the margins in red, green, blue, pink, yellow, and grey; other modern two- to 14-line initials in blue, red, yellow, and green, often with pen-work decoration and extensions into the margins in red, green, and blue; probably decorated for Bearzi.
Provenance: Jean Baptiste, chevalier de Bearzi (nineteenth century); sale, lot 3135. Purchased for £3. 8. 0; see Books Purchased (1855), 39.
SHELFMARK: Auct. P 1.15.
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