Diogenes Cynicus [pseudo-]: Epistolae [Latin].

Translated by Franciscus Griffolinus (Aretinus).   Add:  [Pseudo-] Marcus Junius Brutus:  Epistolae;  [Pseudo-] Hippocrates:  Epistolae.   Translated by Rinucius Aretinus.

[Venice:  Tommaso di Piasi?, 1492]
4to.   AA-FF8 GG6.   [54] leaves.
ISTC id00218000;  Goff D218;  BMC V 475;  Bod-inc D-075;  GW 8397.

The colophon, reading "FLORENTIAE facta eſt harum epiſtolarum impreſſio Per Antonium Franciſci Venetum.  Anno Domini M.CCCCLXXXVII. X. kalen, Iulias”, was reprinted from the genuine Florentine edition of that date (Florence:  Antonius Francisci, Venetus, 22 June 1487).   Assigned by GW to the Venetian press of Tommaso di Piasi;  in BMC entered under Venice, Christophorus de Pensis, de Mandello.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.44 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  without a Hunterian Museum bookplate;  former shelfmark “Ay.4.24” written on recto and verso of AA1.
Binding: 19th-century(?) vellum, manuscript spine title;  wove paper pastedowns and flyleaves.   Size:  202 x 152 mm.
Leaf size: Leaf size:  195 x 148 mm.
Annotations: Frequent marginal annotations in a humanist hand (mainly extracting keywords);  other marginal notes in a later hand, which is also probably responsible for frequent underlining, several pointing hands, and the numbering of the letters using a mixture of arabic and roman numerals;  number “40.” in red ink on AA1r;  lozenge-shaped slip of paper with lot or inventory number “2177” pasted onto AA1r.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

 

Annotations in Diogenes Cynicus: Epistolae [Latin]