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Bod-Inc: P-310

Pius II, Pont. Max.

Dialogus de somnio quodam.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Piccolomini, Aeneas Sylvius: [Letter addressed to] Cardinal Johannes Carvajal. Incipit: ‘Superioribus diebus cum parum per ocii(!) nactus essem ingressus . . .’ Dated Rome, 31 May [14?].

[a2v] Piccolomini, Aeneas Sylvius: Dialogus [de somnio quodam, in the form of a letter addressed to] Cardinal Johannes Carvajal. Incipit: ‘Medicorum ut aiunt somnia est haud parum intendere somniis oportere . . .’ Explicit: Mauritium tradunt


Imprint: Rome: Johannes Schurener, de Bopardia, 11 Sept. 1475. Folio and 4°.


Collation: [a10 b–e8 f g6].


ISTC: ip00669000

Hain: HC Addenda, *193;

Goff: Goff P‑669;


Proctor: Pr 3487;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑502; CIBN P‑368; Rhodes 1406; Sheppard 2794.

LCN: 14017261


Copy number: P-310(1)

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century quarter red morocco with diced calf over pasteboards; marbled pastedowns and green silk bookmark.

Size: 289 × 202 × 22 mm.

Size of leaf: 281 × 185 mm.

On [a2r] a seven-line epigraphic initial ‘A' is supplied in red decorared with blue palm leaves and ribbons; on [a2v] a four-line epigraphic initial ‘A' is supplied in blue, with a red ‘e' within the body of the letter.

Provenance: Jean Baptiste, chevalier de Bearzi (nineteenth century); sale (1855), lot 2966. Purchased at his sale for £1. 0. 0; see Books Purchased (1855), 2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 5.30.

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