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¶ Ptolemy — Cosmographia (1482 and 1486)

November 14, 2017

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[1] Ptolemy [Claudius Ptolomaeus]. Cosmographia. Trans. Jacobus Angelus. Ulm: Lienhart Holle, 16 July 1482.

Illustrated.

References: ISTC (ip01084000). — Poynter, no. 466.

Digital version: Boston Public Library.

[2] Ptolemy [Claudius Ptolomaeus]. Cosmographia. Trans. Jacobus Angelus. Ulm: Johann Reger, for Justus de Albano, 21 July 1486.

Illustrated.

References: ISTC (ip01085000). — Poynter, no. 468.

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Sotheby 1898, lot 976 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £21). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 4.f.5 (SR) [1482 edition and 1486 edition]).


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¶ Bible (c. 1280) [MS]

October 6, 2017

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Bible.

Illuminated manuscript. Northern France, c. 1280. 451 leaves.

Provenance: Durand family. — Nicholas Chevalier. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 169 (sold to Pickering for £47). — Sydney Cockerell. — Boston Public Library (MS f. Med. 1) [purchased from Cockerell, 1900; acquired, 1901].

References: de Ricci, 1:917, no. 1. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_11480).

Digital version: Digital Commonwealth.

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¶ Lactantius — Divinae institutiones (15th century) [MS]

September 25, 2017

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Lactantius. Divinae institutiones adversus gentes.

Illuminated manuscript. Italy (perhaps Venice), mid-fifteenth century. 297 leaves.

With bibliographical notes by Sydney Cockerell.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 745 (sold to Yates Thompson for £19). — Henry Yates Thompson. — Sydney Cockerell (purchased 3 January 1901 for Boston Public Library). — Boston Public Library (RARE BKS Ms. Med. 14 FOLIO).

References: de Ricci, 1:920, no. 14. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_11486).


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¶ Valturio — De re militari (1532)

January 27, 2017

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Valturio, Roberto [Robertus Valturius]. De re militari libri XII. Paris: Chrestien Wechel, 1532

Illustrated. There is an illegible signature of a previous owner, dated 1832, on a flyleaf.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1184 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £5 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Boston Public Library (Bowditch Collection, Rare Book Department; not in online catalogue).


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¶ Boccacio — De claris mulieribus (1493)

September 9, 2014

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Boccaccio, Giovanni. De claris mulieribus. Paris: Antoine Vérard, 28 April 1493.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Louis Ceasar de la Baume, duc de la Valliere. — Michael Wodhull (note: “cost about 8s. 10d. M. Wodhull, Aug. 22, 1784”). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL1526).

References: ISTC (ib00719000). — Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 504. — MS catalogue (2), no. 919, p. 83 (with an X beside the title).

Digital version: Boston Public Library.

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