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Plinius Secundus, Gaius
HISTORIA NATURALIS [EDITED BY HERMOLAUS BARBARUS AND REVISED BY JOHANNES BAPTISTA PALMARIUS]. VENICE: BERNARDINUS BENALIUS, '1497' [NOT BEFORE 13 FEBRUARY 1498]
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 5,625 GBP
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Plinius Secundus, Gaius
HISTORIA NATURALIS [EDITED BY HERMOLAUS BARBARUS AND REVISED BY JOHANNES BAPTISTA PALMARIUS]. VENICE: BERNARDINUS BENALIUS, '1497' [NOT BEFORE 13 FEBRUARY 1498]
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 5,625 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Plinius Secundus, Gaius
HISTORIA NATURALIS [EDITED BY HERMOLAUS BARBARUS AND REVISED BY JOHANNES BAPTISTA PALMARIUS]. VENICE: BERNARDINUS BENALIUS, '1497' [NOT BEFORE 13 FEBRUARY 1498]
Royal folio (350 x 244mm.), 268 leaves, a–e8 f6 g–z & A–I8 K6, double column for table of contents only (fols a5r-b8v), 55-56 lines plus headline, roman type, initial spaces, early annotations or manuscript marginal notes, notabilia and nota signs by contemporary and sixteenth-century readers (some washed), nineteenth-century calf-backed marbled boards, some light staining and worming
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Provenance

Joseph Guzzardi of Ferla (Sicily), inscriptions on title-page dated 1626

Literature

ISTC ip00799000

Catalogue Note

The text is a revision of Hermolaus Barbarus' edition by Johannes Baptista Palmarius. The dating of Palmarius' dedication letter to Gonzales Ruiz de la Vega y Mendoza (fol. a2v) to the Ides of February 1498 in the twelfth year of the Doge Agostino Barbarigo (r. 30 August 1497-29 August 1498), is more precise than the 1497 (more veneto) given in the colophon (fol. K6r), and narrows the production of the edition to between 13 and 28 February 1498.

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