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.   [8], I-VIII, I-CLVI, [2] 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".
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

Title-page with printer’s device in Baptista Mantuanus: Parthenice prima sive Mariana