Pius II, Pont. Max.
Analysis of Content
[a2r] [Piccolomini], Aeneas Sylvius: Epistolae familiares. ‘Rerum familiarium epistole peramene'. Incipit: ‘[E]neas Siluius . . . Magnifico Iohanni comiti de Lupfen . . . In scriptis veterum tria . . .’ This edition of Pius's letters opens with a letter addressed to Johannes, Count of Lupfen (Wolkan I no. 135). Some of the letters are edited in Wolkan, in a different order; see also K. Haebler, ‘Die Drucke der Briefsammlungen des Aeneas Silvius', Gb Jb (1939), 138-52, at 143-4; VL VII 634-69, at 640-1.
[l8r] [Piccolomini], Aeneas Sylvius: [Epistolae in Cardinalatu editae.] Incipit: ‘[D]iuo imperatori Friderico augusto domino suo . . . Quod iam dudum optasti procurastique . . .’
[r2r] Pius II, Pont. Max.: [Epistolae in Pontificatu editae.] ‘Epistola . . . Francorum regi super materia episcopatus Tornacensis directa'. Incipit: ‘[C]arissime in Christo fili salutem etc. Que ad nos de conditionibus . . .’
Imprint: [Louvain: Johann Veldener, 1477]. Folio.
Collation: [a–i10 k8 l–q10 r s8 t6].
Hain: HC 149;
Goff: Goff P‑715;
BMC: BMC IX 213;
Proctor: Pr 9206;
Others: Campbell 22; CIBN P‑409; HPT I 17-21, II 432; ILC 1772; Oates 3691-2; Sheppard 7070.
Copy number: P-315(1)
Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled calf, with sprinkled blue-edged leaves and marbled pastedowns.
Size: 275 × 212 × 35 mm.
Size of leaf: 267 × 198 mm.
Occasional marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, and ‘nota' marks in an early hand.
On [a2r], [l8r], and [r2r] a six-line (Dutch?) initial ‘E' is supplied in blue with reserved white decoration within a square ground made of red pen-work decoration with green wash and extension into the margin. Other initials are supplied in red, sometimes with reserved white decoration; paragraph marks, chapter heading underlining, and capital strokes in red.
Provenance: Purchased for £2. 12. 6; see Books Purchased (1841), 1.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 3.38.
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