Leo I, Pont. Max: Sermones [Italian].
Translated by Filippo Corsini. Add: Johannes Andreas de Bussis, bishop of Aleria: Letter to Pope Paulus II; Marsilius Ficinus: Preface.
Florence: [Antonio di Bartolommeo Miscomini], 21 May 1485.
Fol. [14 2-218 2210]. , I-CLXVIII,  leaves, the last blank.
ISTC il00136000; Goff L136; BMC VI 638; Bod-inc L-070.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll BD9-e.1 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Pandolfo Ricasoli Baroni (1581-1657), canon of Florence, preacher, declared heretic by Florence Inquisition in 1641; on 1/1r are two oval book-stamps with legend ‘PANDVLPHI.DE.RICASOLIS.BARONIBVS.CAN.FLOR’, one with the number ‘N. 988’ written below, both heavily obliterated.
Florence, Discalced Carmelites: Ricasoli’s library given to Discalced Carmelites, Florence, in 1635 (IPI).
Giuseppe Serra (d. before 1826), Duca di Cassano: word beginning ‘Caſsan[...]’ in pencil on front pastedown (the ending obscured by University Library book-plate); see ‘Catalogo dell’ edizioni del sec. XV. esistenti nella biblioteca del Duca di Cassano Serra’ (Napoli: 1807), p. 24.
George John Spencer (1758-1834), 2nd Earl Spencer: in 1819/20 the 2nd Earl Spencer bought the whole of Cassano’s library and subsequently sold Cassano and other duplicates at several sales; see T.F. Dibdin, ‘A descriptive catalogue of the books printed in the fifteenth century, lately forming part of the library of the Duke di Cassano Serra, and now the property of George John, Earl Spencer ...’ (London: 1823), item 104 ‘... fine copy in vellum binding’, p. 68.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: source unknown; an early Euing inventory number ‘7’ in pencil on front pastedown.
Presented by Euing, 1872.
|Binding:||Italy, 18th-century vellum, gilt bands on spine together with gold-tooled black leather title label (“S. LIONE SERMONI”) and remains of a red leather date label at foot of spine. Size: 270 mm x 200 mm.|
|Leaf size:||263 x 194 mm.|
|Annotations:||Inscription ‘συν τυχῃ παντῶν κρατεῖς’ on 1/1r (a citation from Scaliger illustrating the Euripidean metre (Poetices, 1561, lib. II, p. 60); 19th-century price in pencil on front pastedown ‘4/4/0’ together with a price code ‘u/ge/-’; 19th-century pencil price code on rear pastedown ‘e/’.|
|Decoration:||Many initials supplied in brown pen and ink - more frequently in the first section of the book.|