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Bod-Inc: P-373

Plinius Secundus, Gaius (Pliny the elder)

Historia naturalis [Italian] Historia naturale (trans. Christophorus Landinus).


Analysis of Content

a2r Landinus, Christophorus: ‘Prohemio' [dedicated to] Ferdinand I of Aragon, King of Naples. See P‑372.

a4r Plinius Secundus, Gaius: Historia naturale. Translated by Christophorus Landinus. ‘Prefatione'. Incipit: ‘[D]iterminai o giocondissimo imperadore con epistola . . .’

a5r [Table of contents.]

a12r ‘Registrum'.

b1r Plinius Secundus, Gaius: Historia naturale. ‘Sel mondo ha termini et se e uno. Cap. i.’ Incipit: ‘[E]l mondo et questo elquale per altro nome a noi piace chiamare cielo . . .’ On the translation see P‑372.


Imprint: Venice: Bartholomaeus de Zanis, 12 Sept. 1489. Folio.


Collation: a12 b–q8 r ſ6 A–N8 O P6.


ISTC: ip00803000

Hain: HCR 13107;

Goff: Goff P‑803;

BMC: BMC V 431;

Proctor: Pr 5156;

Others: Sheppard 4162. Microfiche: Unit 2: Classics in translation.

LCN: 14014320


Copy number: P-373(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century calf, the spine gold-tooled; with red-edged leaves and marbled pastedowns.

Size: 302 × 225 × 55 mm.

Size of leaf: 297 × 207 mm.

Manuscript title-page on a1r. Occasional marginal notes, mainly providing corrections to the text, in an early hand.

On a2r a nine-line initial ‘D' is supplied in green.

Provenance: Jean Baptiste, chevalier de Bearzi (nineteenth century); sale (1855), lot 1014. Purchased at his sale for £0. 8. 0; see Books Purchased (1855), 48.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q inf. 2.11.

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