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Author: Vitruvius Pollio
Short Title: De architectura (1495)
Title: Hoc in uolumine haec opera continentur: L. Vitruuii Pollionis de Architectura libri decem. Sexti Iulii Frontini de Aquaeductibus liber unus. Angeli Policiani opusculum: quod Panepistemon inscribitur. Angeli Policiani in priora analytica praelectio. Cui titulus est Lamia.
Imprint: Venice: [Christophorus de Pensis, de Mandello, 13 Nov. 1495]
Comments and Notes: Proctor assigned this work to Francisci. This issue has two colophons on fol. 64r and 70v, reading Florence, 1496 and Venice, 13 Nov. 1495 respectively. For a discussion of these conflicting imprints, see BMC V xlii. Title from leaf pi1 recto. Imprint from Goff. First colophon (leaf L4 recto; 64a) reads: Florentiae impressum anno a natali christiano .M.cccc.lxxxxyi. Second colophon (leaf a6 verso; 70b) reads: Venetiis anno a natali Christiano .M.cccc.lxxxxy Idibus Nouembris. Second edition, printed in Venice by Christophoro de Pensis, de Mandello. For a detailed discussion of the two conflicting colophons, see BM 15th cent., V, xlii. Leaves printed on both sides; 44 lines per page. Signatures: pi2 A-I6 K-L4 a-b6 2a6 2b4. Guide-letters. Leaf A1 missigned "a". Imperfect: Dibner Library copy contains Vitruvius's De architectura only; the other tracts (all after leaf L4) are wanting. Armorial bookplate: Libreria Lebano, with motto: Saltus fuit; a stamp with the same motto is on t.p. Bookplate: Burndy Library ... gift of Bern Dibner. Old ms. annotations; some affected by cropped margins. Bound in modern quarter-vellum over spattered paper boards; title inked on spine, which reads: Vitruvius. Architectura.
Smithsonian Call Number: NA2515 .V84 1495
ISTC
Goff
Hain-Copinger
GW
Proctor
Polain
UKBYIV00307000-B
V-0307