Baptista Mantuanus: Parthenice secunda, sive Catharinaria.

Edited by Franciscus Ceretus.   Commentary by Jodocus Badius Ascensius.


[Paris]:  [for] Jean Petit, [after 1500]
4to.   a4 B-S6 T4.   [4], I-CV, [1] leaves.
Woodcut printer's device.
ISTC ib00074000;  Goff B74;  Pell 1778;  GW III Sp.348b.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BC4-c.21 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The third of six works bound together.   Bound with:  (1) Baptista Mantuanus, Contra poetas impudice loquentes.  [Paris]:  for Jean Petit, 1502;  (2) Baptista Mantuanus, Parthenice prima sive Mariana.  [Paris]:  for Jean Petit, [ca. 1505];  (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.
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 secunda, sive Catharinaria