Pius II, Pont. Max.: Epistolae familiares.

Edited by Ambrosius Archintus and Joannes Vinzalius.

Lyons:  Jean de Vingle, 8 Nov. 1497.
4to.   A8 a-z8 [et]8 [con]6.   [206] leaves, 8 and 206 blank.   Woodcut initials.
ISTC ip00722000; GW M33623; Goff P722; BMC VIII 312 (IB. 42060); Bod-inc P-323; CIBN P-417; BSB-Ink P-525.

Includes Pius II:  De duobus amantibus Euryalo et Lucretia;  Descriptio urbis Viennensis;  De curialium miseria.   Poggius Florentinus:  Epistola de balneis;  Epistola de morte Hieronymi Pragensis.   Leonardus Brunus Aretinus:  De duobus amantibus Guiscardo et Sigismunda (a Latin version of Boccaccio, Decameron IV.1).   With a preface by Nicolaus von Wyle. 

GIP number: P58
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll  Bn6-h.4 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Quire a misbound between quires b and c;  leaves misbound in quire e and also in quire m (with an early annotation in Latin at the foot of l8v and m2v noting the misplacements in quire m).
Provenance: University of Glasgow:  shelfmark “AS f5 n13” on A1r matching entry in 'Catalogus librorum Bibliothecae Universitatis Glasguensis anno 1691' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen 1313);  source unknown;  shelfmark “A.2.13” on University Library bookplate matching entry in A. Arthur, 'Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis', (Glasguae:  1791);  19th/20th-century note in pencil on bookplate “Law Room”.
Binding: Scotland, full brown goatskin (ca. 1960), new endpapers;  earlier sprinkled red-edging retained;  previous binding unrecorded.   Size:  242 x 172 mm.
Leaf size: 231 x 163 mm but turned-over upper corner of d7 reveals that the leaf measurement was at least 235 x 167 mm before cropping.
Annotations: References in Latin to Epistolae 104 and 105 on title-page (A1r);  brief prayer in English in a 17th-century hand on the verso of the blank leaf A8;  marginal reference on c4r to Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester;  very occasional “nota” marks and underlining.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.


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