Quadratura, sive Dubia (ed. Manfredus de Medicis).
Analysis of Content
a2r ‘Tabula primi dubii'.
a2v Paulus Venetus: Quadratura, sive Dubia. Edited by Manfredus de Medicis, as stated in the colophon. Incipit: ‘[Q]uoniam otium mors est hominis . . . [Q]uod primum dubium sit uerum arguitur sic . . .’ See Perreiah 43-4 no. 14.
f3v ‘Tabula secundi dubii'.
m3v ‘Tabula tertii dubii'.
s1v ‘Tabula quarti dubii'.
Imprint: Pavia: Damianus de Confaloneriis, 7 Mar. 1483. Folio.
Collation: a10 b–g8 h–l6 m–r8.6.6 s10 t v8 x10.
Leaves: 158 leaves, the first blank.
Hain: R 662;
Goff: Goff P‑233;
Proctor: Pr 7067;
Others: Sheppard 5839.
Copy number: P-065(1)
Leaves s5 and s6 transposed.
Binding: Nineteenth-century half mottled calf over marbled pasteboards.
Size: 280 × 202 × 30 mm.
Size of leaf: 272 × 194 mm.
Marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, and ‘nota' marks in an Italian humanist hand, probably that of Basilius de Ripa. Bibliographical note in Italian, in pencil, on front pastedown.
Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue, sometimes with reserved white decoration; running book numbers supplied in red.
Provenance: Basilius de Ripa (c.1444-1505). Crema, Lombardy, Augustinian Hermits, S. Agostino; inscription on a2r: ‘Sancti Augustini Creme ad vsum fratris Antonii et fratris Johannis Ang.li de Crema germanorum. Frater Basilius de Ripa v[icarius] g[eneralis] co[nuentus] manu propria'. The book was still in Italy in the nineteenth century, when it was bound using Italian waste paper and was annotated in Italian on the front pastedown. Date of acquisition unknown; other books with neighbouring shelfmarks were acquired either in the 1850s or in the 1880s.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 4.40.
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