Pius II, Pont. Max.
Epistolae in Pontificatu editae (ed. Petrus Augustinus Philelphus).
Analysis of Content
a2r Pius II, Pont. Max.: Epistolae in Pontificatu editae. Edited by Petrus Augustinus Philelphus, as stated in the colophon. ‘De conventu Mantuano epistola prima'. Incipit: ‘[P]ius episcopus . . . Vocauit nos pius et misericors deus . . .’ See Haebler, ‘Die Drucke der Briefsammlungen', 139-40, and VL VII 634-69, at 640-1.
[*1r] ‘Tituli epistolarum'.
Imprint: Milan: Antonius Zarotus for Johannes de Legnano, 31 May 1481. Folio.
Collation: a10 b–t8 u6 [*4].
Remarks: Leaf a2 signed ai, etc.
Hain: H *169;
Goff: Goff P‑725;
BMC: BMC VI 717;
Proctor: Pr 5809;
Others: BSB‑Ink P‑529; CIBN P‑407; Sheppard 4858.
Copy number: P-326(1)
Wanting the blank leaf a1.
Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf, bound for the Bodleian Library, with the gold stamp of the Library on both covers. ‘Epistole Pii Familiares' in manuscript in black ink along the fore-edge.
Size: 295 × 210 × 28 mm.
Size of leaf: 284 × 188 mm.
A few marginal notes, extracting personal names, in an early sixteenth-century humanist hand, brown ink.
On a2r a seven-line initial ‘P' is supplied in burgundy within a square gold ground; the area defined by the letter and the full border are filled with floral and foliate decoration supplied in burgundy, blue, and green, and with gold dots. The coat of arms, within a green wreath, has putti on either side; other initials are supplied in blue or red.
Provenance: Unidentified coat of arms on a2r: azure, a fess gules between five escallops or. J. T. Hand (fl. 1835-7); signature on flyleaf; sale (1837), lot 141; purchased for £0. 7. 0: see Books Purchased (1837), 37.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 3.22.
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