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[Venice] : Vindelinus de Spira, 1470.
161 leaves (the last two blank) ; 33 cm. (fol.)
Wendelin, of Speier, -1477?
Sunderland, Charles Spencer, Earl of, 1674-1722
Ives, Brayton, 1840-1914
Morgan, Junius Spencer
New York Times, Sept. 30, 1891, p. 9, records John Pierce, NY bookseller, purchased this lot at Ives auction for $3000 and subsequently sold it to Junius Spencer Morgan.
No. of lines varies; type 1 (cf. Haebler); printed in black.
Leaf 1a: Publii Virgilii maronis bucolicorum Liber incipit: Aegloga prima Tityrus & melibeus: Titye tu pauvlae recubans sub tegmine fagi Siluestrem tenui musam meditaris auena. Ends, leaf 161b, l. 11: .M.CCCC.LXX.
First dated edition; printed on parchment.
VRG copy has initials and decorations illuminated red, blue, green and gold.
VRG copy in later red goatskin with French fillet and outer dentelles in gold; marbled endpapers; in dark blue goatskin pull-off case.
VRG copy is from the Sunderland Library.
VRG copy has booklabels of Brayton Ives., no. 1028, and Junius Spencer Morgan.
BM 15th cent., V, p. 154 (IB.19525b)
Sunderland, C. S. Bibliotheca Sunderlandiana 13041
Ives, B. Catalogue of the collection of books and manuscripts belonging to Mr. Brayton Ives no. 1028 (p. 292-293, with illustration of title page)
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