Poggius Florentinus: Facetiae.

[Paris]:  Michel le Noir, [ca. 1514]
4to.   A-H6 I4 K6.   [58] leaves.
Woodcut initial;  woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC ip00870000;  Goff P870;  C 4787;  CIBN II p.441.

Dated in Goff ca. 1495,  CIBN has a corrected dating of ca. 1514  “d’après l’état de la marque”.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.9 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: The transcription by Copinger, made from this the Glasgow copy, needs revision:  the title on A1r reads:  “¶ Pogij florentini oratoris || clariſſmi fiacetiarum. ...” not “Pogii florentini oratoris || clarissimi facetiarum ...”
Provenance: William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ag.1.12”.
Binding: 18th-century calf decorated with a single blind fillet border;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled pastedowns;  red-edged leaves.   Size:  188 x 134 mm.
Leaf size: 181 x 127 mm.
Annotations: Frequent marginal annotations in Latin in a 16th-century hand;  blank area around printer’s device on K6v profusely annotated;  frequent corrections of text;  frequent “nota” marks and underlining.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.


Printer’s device in Poggius Florentinus: Facetiae