Historiae Romanae decades (ed. Petrus Justinus Philelphus).
Analysis of Content
A2r Bussis, Johannes Andreas de: [Letter addressed to] Paulus II, Pont. Max. Bussi 29-34.
A4r Florus: [Periochae.] See L‑114.
C6r ‘Capita operum.’
D1r Livius, Titus: Historiae Romanae decades. ‘Ab urbe condita.’ [Edited by Petrus Justinus Philelphus.] Liv. 1-32, 34-40. 37. 3. Liv. 33 not included in this edition.
Imprint: Milan: Antonius Zarotus, for Johannes de Legnano, 23 Oct. 1480. Folio.
Collation: A10 B8 C6 D–Q10 R8 a B c–n10 o T–X10 Y Z6 & [con] [rum] AA BB10.
Remarks: Leaf A2 signed A1, etc.
Hain: HC 10133;
Goff: Goff L‑241;
BMC: BMC VI 716;
Proctor: Pr 5805;
Others: BSB‑Ink L‑190; CIBN L‑181; Rhodes 1098; Sheppard 4855.
Copy number: L-119(1)
Bound in one volume.
Wanting the blank leaves A1, R8, and BB10.
Leaves A2 and BB1 cut out and mounted.
Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled olive morocco, with marbled pastedowns, gilt-edged leaves; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.
Size: 394 × 287 × 76 mm.
Size of leaf: 382 × 262 mm.
Some early ‘nota' marks.
At the beginning of each book seven- to ten-line Milanese initials are supplied in gold on a maroon ground with white, grey, and occasionally green, foliate and floral decoration: see Pächt and Alexander II, 114 no. pr. 138; other two- to three-line epigraphic initials in gatherings A–C are supplied in gold on maroon or blue grounds with white filigree decoration. The text on A2r-v is enclosed within double red rules.
Provenance: Antoine Pâris (1668-1733), comte de Sampigny; armorial book-plate: or, on a fess azure an apple slipped, surmounted by a count's coronet; book-plate inscribed ‘Liverlos fecit 1721', with the initials ‘A. P.' in the lower corners. Jean Pâris de Monmartel (1690-1766), marquis de Brunoy, comte de Sampigny; in the lower margin of A2r an ornamental ‘P' beneath a marquis's coronet drawn in red. Louis César de la Baume le Blanc, duc de La Vallière (1708-1780); catalogue 3 (1783), lot 4856, for 400 livres. Antoine Marie Pâris d'Illins (1746-1809); ‘Bibliotheca Parisiana'; sale, lot 521. Purchased at that sale for £16. 16. 0, through Peter Elmsley (ex informatione Roger Middleton): see annotated sale catalogue and Books Purchased (1791), 2.
SHELFMARK: Auct. N 1.10.
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