De officiis.

Cicero, Marcus Tullius [Browse]
[Mainz] Johann Fust and Peter Schoeffer, 4 Feb. 1466.
[88] leaves. 26 cm. (fol.)


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  • Colophon: Presens Marci tulij clarissimu[m] opus. Johannes fust Mogu[n]tinus ciuis. no[n] atrame[n]to plumali ca[n]na neq[ue] aerea. Sed arte quadam perpulcra. manu Petri de gernsshem pueri mei feliciter effeci finitum. Anno M.cccc.lxvi. quarta die mensis februarij ...
  • Signatures: pi1, 1-11 in alternate 6's and 10's, chi1.
  • Printed in black and red.
  • Includes the author's Paradoxa.
  • "Compared with the NYPL (Astor) copy on paper, and with the BM Cat. of XV Cent. Books, Part I (1908), p. 24, for description of two copies on vellum and two on paper, and found to differ only in one respect, namely, that this copy does not have the four lines of title heading printed in red at the top of the first page as in other copies, but has instead a manuscript title heading of two lines in red. Note also that the chapter heading in red on the verso of leaf 14 is printed upside down, while in the NYPL copy it is right side up. Of the 43 copies described by Seymour de Ricci in his Catalogue raisonné des premières impressions de Mayence ... this copy is no. 40 of the list ... "--Typewritten report by Wilberforce Eames, laid in.
  • Princeton copy 1 is printed on parchment.
Binding note
Princeton copy 1 in red straight-grain goatskin ruled and tooled in gold; quartered arms are stamped in gold on front cover; Count Golovkin's arms with his monogram are stamped in gold on rear cover; plain blue endpapers; in red smooth cloth slipcase with dark red goatskin trim.
  • Princeton copy 1 given in 1572 by David Weisius to the town library of Augsburg. cf. Ricci, S. de. Catalogue raisonné des premières impressions de Mayence.
  • Princeton copy 1 has coat of arms of Count Golovkin on front cover and his monogram within crest on back cover.
  • Princeton copy 1 has stamp of Prince Galitzin on leaf [1].
  • Princeton copy 1 has bookplate of Grenville Kane.
  • Princeton copy 2 copy formerly owned by Ralph Willett, Holford Library, Sussex Library; acquired 12/15/27 from Rosenbach.
  • Goff C-576
  • BM 15th cent., I, p. 24 (IB.115)
  • GW 6922
  • Stillwell C522
  • De Ricci 85:61
  • Galitzin, M. Catalogue des livres 138
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