De remediis utriusque fortunae.
Analysis of Content
[*1r] [List of contents.]
[a1r] [Petrarca, Francesco: De remediis utriusque fortunae, dedicated to Azo [Corrigius.] Petrarcha, Opera (1554), 1-254.
Imprint: [Strasbourg: Heinrich Eggestein?, c.1475?]. Folio.
Remarks: Pr and BMC assign to [Esslingen: Conrad Fyner]. V. Scholderer assigns to [Strasbourg: Printer of the 1472 Aquinas ‘Summa'] in Gb Jb (1950), 168, repr. in Fifty Essays in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-century Bibliography (Amsterdam, 1966), 224-8; Ohly argues for Heinrich Eggestein as printer.
Collation: [a–e10 f12+2 g10 h12+1 i–m10 n12 o–q10 r8 s10 *4].
Hain: HC *12790;
Goff: Goff P‑407;
BMC: BMC II 514;
Proctor: Pr 2475;
Others: BSB‑Ink P‑262; CIBN P‑162; Oates 1146-7; K. Ohly, ‘Eggestein, Fyner, Knoblochtzer', Gb Jb (1962), 122-35, at 125; Rhodes 1360; Sack, Freiburg, 2742; V. Scholderer, ‘Notes on the Incunabula of Esslingen', Gb Jb (1950), 167-71, at 168; Sheppard 272.
Copy number: P-169(1)
2. Francesco Petrarca, Secretum de contemptu mundi. De vita solitaria [Strasbourg: The R‑printer (Johann Mentelin/Adolf Rusch), not after 1473] (P‑171(1)).
Signature [k1v] bears the text for [p1r], where it reappears differently set. The text on [k1v] has been crossed out with a pen. The blank leaf [h5] cut away. Gathering [*] bound at the beginning.
Binding: Contemporary German (Hildesheim, Lüchtenhof) blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, with two metal clasps and catches. Triple fillets form a triple frame. Within the outer frame a repeated foliate staff stamp. In the inner rectangle curved-outline tools make up merrythoughts, each containing a circular rosette stamp. Flat or knotted leather index tabs, coloured red or green; see Bod-inc. G‑324. The foliate staff with flowers is also found on Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, 82.19. Quodl., Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, 62.6 Qu., Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, E303.2° Helmst., and Hildesheim, Dombibliothek, J 95, all with provenances from Hildesheim, Lüchtenhof, ex informatione Jürgen Geiß, 19 June 1997).
Size: 293 × 210 × 80 mm.
Size of leaf: 273 × 192 mm.
Erased contemporary inscriptions on front and rear pastedowns.
Initials and capital strokes are supplied in red.
Provenance: Richard Heber (1773-1833); see Catalogue, 2 (1834), lot 4923. Purchased for £2. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1834), 22.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 3.30(1).
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