Analysis of Content
a2r Philelphus, Franciscus: Epistolae. ‘Leonardo Iustiniano'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uod nihil apud me duxerim antiquius beniuolentia tua . . .’ See P‑259.
Imprint: Venice: Bernardinus de Choris, de Cremona, 3 Apr. 1489. Folio.
Collation: a8 b–p6.
Hain: HC 12939;
Goff: Goff P‑590;
BMC: BMC V 464;
Proctor: Pr 5209;
Others: BSB‑Ink P‑430; CIBN P‑314; Sheppard 4289.
Copy number: P-262(1)
Bound with O‑031; see there for details of binding and later provenance.
Size of leaf: 294 × 192 mm.
Leaf a2r: ‘FRANCISCI PHILELFI LIBER PRIMVS. | FRANCISCUS PHILELFVS LEONARDO IVSTINIANO SALVTEM PLVRIMAM DI | CIT.' as C, not as BMC.
Wanting the blank leaf a1.
An engraving of Franciscus Philelphus has been pasted onto the verso of the last leaf of item 1, probably by Douce.
A few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, and a few drawings in an early hand, different from the one that annotated item 3.
On a2r an eight-line initial ‘Q' is supplied in interlocked red and blue with blue and red pen-work decoration. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue.
Provenance: ‘Frater Caesar Joly' (sixteenth century); inscriptions on n1r and o1r, in a different hand from the one that annotated the text.
SHELFMARK: Douce K 130(2).
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