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Pius II, Pont. Max.

Dialogus contra Bohemos atque Thaboritas de sacra communione corporis Christi.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Pius II, Pont. Max.: Dialogus contra Bohemos atque Thaboritas de sacra communione corporis Christi [addressed to] Cardinal Johannes Carvajal. Dated Wiener Neustadt, 21 Aug. 1451. Wolkan II no. 12.


Imprint: [Cologne: Ulrich Zell, not after 1472]. 4°.


Collation: [a–d8].


ISTC: ip00668000

Hain: HC *209;

Goff: Goff P‑668;

BMC: BMC I 188;

Proctor: Pr 853;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑501; CIBN P‑367; Oates 344; Rhodes 1405; Sheppard 665; Voulliéme, Köln, 956.

LCN: 14017356


Copy number: P-309(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [d8].

Binding: Eighteenth-century calf, with the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Red-edged leaves, marbled pastedowns, and azure silk bookmark.

Size: 210 × 145 × 12 mm.

Size of leaf: 204 × 138 mm.

Occasional corrections in a hand dated 1687 which, on [d8r], made the following calculation to find out the age of the book: 1687 - 1451 = 0236, evidently assuming 1451 as the earliest possible date of the edition.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Louis César de la Baume le Blanc, duc de La Vallière (1708-1780); sale (1783), lot 841, for 23. 19 [Écus?]; ‘V 841' on the recto of the back endleaf. Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792); printed label of the sale (1789), part I lot 919; in the annotated catalogue marked down to Thomas Payne for Fl. 16.10. Purchased [through Payne?] for £1. 8. 6: see Books Purchased (1790), 3.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: 4° [ ] 525 BS.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 5.25.

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