Pius II, Pont. Max.
Epistolae in Cardinalatu editae.
Analysis of Content
[a2r] Piccolomini, Aeneas Sylvius: Epistolae in Cardinalatu editae. Incipit: ‘[D]iuo imperatori Federico augusto domino suo . . . Quod iam dudum optasti procurastique . . .’ See Haebler, ‘Die Drucke der Briefsammlungen', 140-1, and VL VII 634-69, at 640-1.
Imprint: Rome: Johannes Schurener, de Bopardia, 14 July 1475. 4°.
Collation: [a–c10 d–h8 i6].
Hain: H *166;
Goff: Goff P‑710;
BMC: BMC IV 57;
Proctor: Pr 3486;
Others: BSB‑Ink P‑526; CIBN P‑418; Neil Harris, 'Le Epistolae in cardinalatu editae del 1475: ritratto di una edizione', in Pio II (Enea Silvio Piccolomini), Lettere scritte durante il cardinalato, ed. Ettore Malnati & Ilaria Romanzin (Brescia, 2007), 59-86; Neil Harris & Ilaria Romanzin, 'Le copie delle Epistolae in cardinalatu editae: un libro bifronte', in Pio II, ed. Malnati & Romanzin, 107-64, at p. 150, no. 19; Hillard 1637; Sheppard 2793.
Copy number: P-324(1)
Wanting the blank leaf [a1].
Sheets [g2.7] and [g3.6] have changed places in binding.
Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf, bound for the Bodleian Library, with the gold stamp of the Library on both covers. Marbled pastedowns and azure silk bookmark.
Size: 290 × 210 × 21 mm.
Size of leaf: 282 × 195 mm.
A few very faded marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in an early hand.
Initials are supplied in red on the first two leaves only.
Provenance: Payne and Foss Catalogue (1830), no. 70, rather than Antoine Augustin Renouard's sale (1830), lots 187-8, which call for an illuminated first page in the De cardinalatu. Purchased for £3. 13. 6; see Books Purchased (1830), 1 where the book is described as De pontificatu. In the Bodleian copy of the Renouard sale catalogue both 187 and 188 are marked; possibly the Library had wanted both, but was outbid. Payne and Foss supplied the De cardinalatu from stock.
Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. 2Q inf. 2.21.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q inf. 1.21.
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