Epistolae. De Isaac et anima. De fuga saeculi. De vocatione omnium gentium. De aedificatione urbis Mediolani [with additions by Stephanus Dulcinius]. Milan: Antonius Zarotus, 1 February 1491
Chancery folio (287 x 203mm.), 192 leaves, [*]2 a–q8 r4 s8 t6 u-x8 y6 z4 &8 [con]6 [rum]4, 39 lines, roman type with some words in Greek, 4- to 8-line initial spaces, early annotations in different hands, modern calf tooled in period style, title lettered along foot of textblock, first leaf reattached and with erased inscription at foot, occasional damp-staining, small wormholes in last leaf with loss of a letter, lacking 4 pairs of ties
The panegyrical preface is addressed to Ludovico Maria Sforza (Il Moro) by Stefano Dolcino, a canon of Milan who worked for Zarotus as a corrector and editor, mentioning Nicolò Antiquario, the nephew of the duke's secretary, who encouraged Dolcino to produce this edition. Although the first edition of Ambrosius's letters had been printed just two months previously, the Zarotus edition includes additional (and spurious) works not included in the Pachel edition of December 1490.
Ex libris mon[aste]rii B. Mariae de Staffardae (Staffarda, Piemonte), inscription at foot of first leaf
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