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Bod-Inc: P-374

Plinius Secundus, Gaius Caecilius (Pliny the younger)

Epistolae (ed. Ludovicus Carbo).


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Carbo, Ludovicus: [Letter addressed to] Borsius [d'Este], dux Mutinae ac Regii Marchio. Incipit: ‘Gratulari licet saeculo nostro . . .’

[b1r] Plinius Secundus, Gaius Caecilius: Epistolae. Edited by Ludovicus Carbo. Plin. Ep. 1-5.8, 5.21, 5.15, 5.10-14, 5.16-20, 5.9, 6.1-7.33, 9.1-2, 9.6-7, 9.9, 9.12, 9.17, 9.21, 9.24-5, 9.30-2, 9.3-5, 9.8, 9.10-11, 9.13-15, 9.18-20, 9.22-3, 9.26-9, 9.33-40.


Imprint: [Venice: Christophorus Valdarfer], 1471. 4°.


Collation: [a2 b–c10 d8 e f10 g8 h12 i8 k10 l m8 n o10].


ISTC: ip00804000

Hain: HC (+ Addenda) *13110;

Goff: Goff P‑804;

BMC: BMC V 183;

Proctor: Pr 4134;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑613; CIBN P‑471; Sheppard 3304. Microfiche: Unit 8: Printing in Italy before 1472: Part II.

LCN: 14014976


Copy number: P-374(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [a1].

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century blue crushed morocco, perhaps by Walther (as suggested by Sheppard, presumably on the basis of style), with the gold stamp of the Library on both covers. Gilt-edged leaves, marbled pastedowns, and pale green silk bookmark.

Size: 288 × 195 × 34 mm.

Size of leaf: 280 × 173 mm.

Early manuscript foliation in the upper right-hand corner of the rectos in black ink: 1-119. A few Greek words have been inserted in the text, in light brown ink.

Provenance: Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792); his sale (1789), part III, lot 5595; in the annotated catalogue marked down to Thomas Payne for Fl. 265. Purchased [through Payne?] for £23. 3. 6: see Books Purchased (1790), 7.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 3.9.

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