Historia naturalis.

Author
Pliny, the Elder [Browse]
Uniform title
Format
Book
Language
Latin
Published/​Created
[Venice, Johannes de Spira before 18 Sept.] 1469.
Description
[356] leaves (the last blank) 41 cm. (fol.)

Details

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Notes
  • All gatherings unsigned.
  • Colophon: Restituit Venetis me nuper Spira Ioannes ... .M.CCCC.LXVIIII.
  • Princeton copy 1 has initial capitals rubricated, and border on l.1a. Pages numbered in ink, but incorrectly, 232-3, 244-5 and 442-3 being repeated.
  • "First edition, extremely rare."
  • Princeton copy 1 and 2 imperfect: last blank leaf wanting.
  • Princeton copy 3 imperfect: leaves 10, 11, 354, 355 are supplied in facsimile; 2 blank leaves wanting.
Binding note
  • Princeton copy 2 in old calf with arms in gold as above; all edges speckled; clasps and catches intact.
  • Princeton copy 3 bound by Gozzi.
Provenance
  • Princeton copy 1 has bookplates of Brayton Ives and Sir John Hayford Thorold and armorial bookplate of Syston Park (1884, sale lot 1556, to Quaritch for £57).
  • Princeton copy 2 has arms on front and back covers with inscription: Godefridus Dei gratia abbas Gottwicensis.
  • Princeton copy 2 has bookplate of Grenville Kane.
  • Princeton copy 3 acquired 5/13/29 from Olschki.
Source acquisition
Princeton copy 1 presented by Junius S. Morgan.
References
  • Goff P-786
  • Hain-Copinger-Reichling 13087 (variation)
  • BM 15th cent., V, p. 153 (IC.19506) (variations)
LCCN
48031835
OCLC
39441759
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