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Bod-Inc: P-291

Picus de Mirandula, Johannes

Heptaplus de septiformi sex dierum Geneseos enarratione (ed. Robertus Salviatus).


Analysis of Content

a1v Salviatus, Robertus: [Letter addressed to] Laurentius Medicus. Incipit: ‘Cum eo natus ingenio Laurenti clarissime . . .’ Johannes Picus, Opera omnia (Basel, 1557; repr. Hildesheim, 1969), 410.

a2r Picus de Mirandula, Johannes: Heptaplus de septiformi sex dierum Geneseos enarratione [dedicated to] Laurentius Medicus. [Edited by Robertus Salviatus.] De hominis dignitate, ed. Garin, 167-383.


Imprint: [Florence: Bartolommeo di Libri, c.1490]. Folio.


Collation: a–f8 g10.


ISTC: ip00641000

Hain: HC *13001;

Goff: Goff P‑641;

BMC: BMC VI 662;

Proctor: Pr 6284;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑478; CIBN P‑348; Oates 2388; Sheppard 5172-5; Valenziani, ‘Les incunables de Pic de la Mirandole', 336.

LCN: 14488972


Copy number: P-291(1)

Wanting the blank leaf g10.

Binding: Eighteenth-century mottled half calf over marbled pasteboards, the spine gold-tooled. Manuscript title along the upper edge. Yellow-edged leaves.

Size: 282 × 217 × 17 mm.

Size of leaf: 276 × 207 mm.

A few corrections and the drawing of an eagle on g9r in brown ink in an early hand.

Provenance: A congregation of Padri Somaschi (sixteenth century); heavily erased inscription ‘Congregationis Somaschae' on a2r. Luigi Celotti (c.1768-c.1846); sale, 26 Apr. 1819, lot 880, purchased by Heber for £0. 15. 0; see note on front endleaf. Richard Heber (1773-1833); stamp; see Catalogue, 2 (1834), lot 4944. Purchased for £0. 4. 6 according to Books Purchased (1834), 22.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 3.28.

Copy number: P-291(2)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half parchment over pasteboards covered with marbled paper.

Size: 294 × 215 × 15 mm.

Size of leaf: 288 × 205 mm.

A few notes correcting the text in an early hand.

Provenance: Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; stamp: Bibliotheca Regia Monacensis on g9v and ‘Dupl 29181' in pencil on a1r. Purchased for £0. 19. 0; see Books Purchased (1859), 84.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 4.8.

Copy number: P-291(3)

Wanting the blank leaf g10.

Binding: Early nineteenth-century quarter red morocco over marbled pasteboards, with manuscript title along the fore-edge and marbled pastedowns.

Size: 280 × 215 × 16 mm.

Size of leaf: 277 × 208 mm.

A note, extracting chronological data, on f7v in an early hand.

Provenance: Pistoia, Capuchins (1541-1810); circular stamp on a2r: ‘Loci Capuccinor. Pistori'. Dimitrij Petrovich, Count Boutourlin (1763-1829); armorial book-plate and shelfmark no. 751, see Catalogue (1831); purchased at his sale for £1. 0. 0: see sale catalogue (1841), lot 26, and Books Purchased (1842), 34.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 3.39.

Copy number: P-291(4)

Sheet g5.6 is misbound third in the gathering.

Binding: Contemporary German laced case calf parchment; sewn on three split strap supports laced through slots; two sets of ties lost: these would have been slipped through the punched holes in the upper cover into the holes in the fore-edge flap; cover without turn-in, spine crease only, and no endbands, all indicative of German manufacture. Remains of a paper label at the head of the spine. From an early manuscript note on a1r, previously bound before Concepta super expeditionem contra Turcos, Ars moriendi, and Ars memorativa.

Size: 278 × 230 × 15 mm.

Size of leaf: 268 × 202 mm.

On the inside of front parchment cover: ‘C. IIII. 28[crossed out for] 9', probably Bamberg's shelfmark. On a1r in an early hand: ‘Non potest esse bonus [ ]raclita qui prius non fuerit Iacobita'. Marginal notes, mostly extracting key words and summarizing key points, in two early German hands.

Provenance: Bamberg, Bavaria, Episcopal Library (eighteenth/nineteenth century); inscription inside front parchment cover: ‘Ad Bibliothecam ep[iscopa]tus et p[rinci]patus Bambergensis'. Theodor Oswald Weigel (1812-1881); stamp. Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); Elenchus, no. 2511. Bequeathed in 1914.

SHELFMARK: Byw. H 3.2.

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