Etymologiae. De summo bono. Venice: Peter Löslein, 1483
Chancery folio (297 x 199mm.), 132 leaves (of 136), [*4] a–h10 i12 k10 [†2] A B10 C8, double column, 58 lines plus headline, gothic type, 3- to 7-line initial spaces with printed guides, woodcut diagrams (including T-O map on g9v and full-page woodcut on e9v), early nineteenth-century half calf, lacking first quire with table of chapters, blank leaf a1 laid down, e10 with slight damage in centre (not affecting text), f6-7, i5-6 and C1 remargined at foredge, h10 repaired in margin (just touching text), small hole in text of k10, small marginal hole in A7, early annotations washed, joints broken
ISTC ii00184000; Sander 3526
"Joannis Petri Pascutii Bodiani et amicorum", washed inscription at head of title-page, i.e. Giovanni Pietro Pascoli, who wrote a grammatical tract published in Rome in 1517 (he also owned a copy of Rolewinck's Fasciculus temporum, sold Sotheby's, 13 December 2001, lot 81); James Alexander Henryson-Caird (1847-1921), armorial bookplate and signature on flyleaf; Joseph M. Gleason (died 1942), bookplate
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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