Diogenes Laertius [pseudo-]: Libro della vita dei filosofi e delle loro elegantissime sentenzie.

Add:  Lucius Annaeus Seneca, junior:  De remediis fortuitorum.   Extracts [Italian].

Florence:  Francesco Bonaccorsi and Antonius Francisci, Venetus, 5 July 1488.
4to. a-h8 i6.  [70] leaves.
ISTC id00230000;  GW 8387;  Goff D230;  BMC VI 671 (IA. 27726);  Bod-inc D-081;  CIBN D-138.

The text is in fact largely a translation of Gualtherus Burlaeus, De vita et moribus philosophorum (C.F. Bühler, in Speculum, 12 (1937), pp. 451-52).

GIP number: D17
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BD7-f.15 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Bartolomeio (16th century):  at foot of a4r “Bartolomejo”.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  “WE/11” in pencil on verso of front free endpaper along with an inventory number “42”;  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  presented by Euing in 1872 according to University Library book-plate on front pastedown.
Binding: Scotland, 19th-century gold-tooled panelled calf;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  binder’s ticket “Bound by Carss & Coy. Glasgow” on verso of front free endpaper.   Size:  199 x 144 mm.
Leaf size: 194 x 137 mm.
Annotations: Marginal annotations in brown ink in Latin and Italian in a humanist hand (many extracting keywords);  on c2 recto and verso marginal annotations in Italian in red ink in a humanist hand preceded by paragraph marks in brown ink;  traces of an early manuscript foliation in Arabic numerals survive at the extreme top outer corner of a few leaves e.g. on a3r, b8r and c4r.
Decoration: A few initials supplied in red ink;  occasional paragraph marks and capital strokes in red.
Imperfections: None.


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