Analysis of Content
[*2r] [Alphabetical list of fables.]
[a1r] Poggius Florentinus: Facetiae. Poggio Bracciolini, Facezie, ed. Pittaluga, 2-296 nos 1-273; see also Sozzi 437 no. 7 and Hellinga 99 ‘Creussner II’ which follows ‘Creussner I’ (= HR 13188; which follows Venice).
Imprint: [Nuremberg: Friedrich Creussner, before 1479?]. Folio.
Collation: [*6 a–g8].
Hain: HC *13180;
Goff: Goff P‑863;
BMC: BMC II 450;
Proctor: Pr 2171;
Others: BSB‑Ink B‑784; CIBN P‑522; Sheppard 1578.
Copy number: P-414(1)
Wanting the blank leaf [*1r].
Binding: Eighteenth-century calf, the spine gold-tooled, with yellow-edged leaves and pink marbled pastedowns.
Size: 300 × 210 × 15 mm.
Size of leaf: 291 × 195 mm.
Three engraved portraits of Poggius are pasted onto the endleaves. Early manuscript arabic and roman foliation in the middle of the upper margin of the rectos, in black ink: i-lvi.
On [a1r] a six-line initial ‘M' is supplied in purple with white pen-work decoration within a square ground made of two rectangles; one coloured in azure with purple and blue vertical lines, the other in green with yellow and dark green vertical lines. The area defined by the letter consists of gilt metal sheet with punch-dotting, with green, yellow, blue, and purple foliate decoration extending from the initial into the margin, with gold metal dots applied (Nuremberg style). Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red ink; capital strokes in red; manuscript title-page in red.
Provenance: Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.
SHELFMARK: Douce 243.
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