Diogenes Laertius: Vitae et sententiae philosophorum.

Translated by Ambrosius Traversarius. Edited by Benedictus Brognolus.

Venice: Peregrinus de Pasqualibus, Bononiensis, 19 July 1493.
Fol. [*]2 a-o8. [114] leaves, 4-114 numbered I-CXII, with errors.
Woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC id00223000; Goff D223; BMC XII 28 (IB. 22288); GW 8382.

Accession number: 167512
Variant: 08r, first line of colophon: “... Pelegrinum ...” as in GW’s main transcription, not “... Pregrinum...” as in GW Anm. 2 and in BMC.
Bound with: The second of two incunabula bound together.   Bound with: Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, Opera philosophica.   Epistolae.  Venice:  Bernardinus de Choris, de Cremona and Simon de Luere, 5 Oct. 1490.
Provenance: Giuliano Guizzelmi (1446-1518), of Prato, jurist and historian: inscription on o8r “Ego Iulianus Ghuzelmus pratensis vtriusq[ue] Iuris Doctor Minimus Legj et finiuj Pistorij Anno Dominj n[ost]ri Iesu Christj i495 Die .xviij. Martij. Die veneris Lazarj. Hora tertia Noctis sonante. Deo Gr[ati]as Am[en] ...”; inscription on o8v “Hunc librum Emj ego Iulianus Ghuggelmus pratensis vtriusq[ue] Iuris Doctor Minimus tempore et pretio De quibus In meo Codice Rationum”.
Cosmas Matthaeus de Bartolis (16th century): partially read inscription on [*1r] (title-page) of first item in volume “Cosmę mattheij d[e] Bartolis Modo e[st] con[ven]tus s[anc]ti D[omin]ici [...] ad usu[m] f[rat]ris Romualdj d[e] [...] filij eiusdem con[ven]tus”.
Frater Romualdus (16th century): see above.
Robert Trail (fl. 1818): inscription on front free endpaper “A present from my nephew Robert Trail of Lisburn 11 May 1818. Robert Trail No 42”.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: source unknown.
Stirling’s Public Library (now part of the Mitchell Library), Glasgow: bookplate inscribed “A Donation from William Euing Esq”.
Binding: 19th century; half dark brown calf, decorated green paper-covered pasteboards. Size: 321 x 217 mm.
Leaf size: 310 x 210 mm.
Annotations: Copious marginal annotations (mainly keywords) by Giuliano Guizzelmi, who has also supplied catchwords written at right angles to the text in the lower margin of the final page of each gathering, pointing hands and “nota” marks; signature f1 corrected in an early hand; 19th-century numbers “2004” in ink and “S121” in pencil on front pastedown; 19th-century number 13(?)/25 in ink on rear pastedown.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: a8 excised (stub showing with traces of Guizzelmi’s annotations visible).

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