Baptista Mantuanus: Parthenice prima sive Mariana.
Commentary by Jodocus Badius Ascensius. Commendatio Parthenices. Apologeticon. Ad beatam Virginem votum post febrim acerrimam.
[Paris]: for Jean Petit, [ca. 1505]
4to. A-B8 a8 b6 c-v8. , I-VIII, I-CLVI,  leaves.
Woodcut printer's device.
ISTC ib00065000; Goff B65; Pell 1765; Moreau I 178: 183; GW III Sp.339a.
Dated from the state of the device (Moreau); Goff dates after 1500.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll BC4-c.21 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Bound with:||The second of six works bound together. Bound with: (1) Baptista Mantuanus, Contra poetas impudice loquentes. [Paris]: for Jean Petit, 1502; (3) Baptista Mantuanus, Parthenice secunda, sive Catharinaria. [Paris]: for Jean Petit, [after 1500]; (4) Baptista Mantuanus, Parthenice tertia. Paris: for Jean Petit, 1503; (5) Baptista Mantuanus, Georgius. Paris: Josse Bade, 1509; (6) Baptista Mantuanus, Cecilie viraginis romanae & merito castitatis & fortitudinis in martyrio incomparabilis agon. Paris: Josse Bade, 1509.|
|Variants:||A1r, line 1: “... Mariana F. Baptiſte ...” not as Pellechet “... Mariana. F. Baptiste ...”; a1r, line 1: “F. Baptiſtæ ...” not as Pellechet “F. Baptiste ...”.|
|Provenance:||John Henry Bohn (ca. 1757-1843), bookseller, London: sold book to Richard Heber.
Richard Heber (1774-1833), book collector: book stamp “Bibliotheca Heberiana” and Heber’s acquisition note “Bohn March 1820 s18” on front free endpaper; lot 3754 in 'Bibliotheca Heberiana', Pt. 2 (London: Sotheby, 1834); sold for £0.1.6; see the priced British Library copy of the Heber sale catalogue (shelfmark RAR 002.092 Heb), which also confirms that Heber himself paid £0.18.0 for the book.
Sir William Hamilton (1788-1856), Professor of Logic and Metaphysics, University of Edinburgh: source unknown.
University of Glasgow: Hamilton collection donation, 1878.
|Binding:||17th-century vellum with fore-edge cover extensions; a remboîtage; centre of spine decorated with a block stamp in blind which extends over the joints onto both boards; a triple blind fillet decorates top edge of covers and spine; a hole for a tie visible at top edge of both covers; titled horizontally in ink on fore-edge “MANTVANVS” and on spine “Bapt. Mantuani Poemata varia comm. Ascensii”. Size: 209 x 148 mm.|
|Leaf size:||205 x 141 mm.|
|Annotations:||19th-century price in pencil on front endpaper “16/-” and number "1649".|