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Introduction to the SIL Incunabula CollectionExplore the Incunabula CollectionVisit the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology

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Author: Mela, Pomponius.
Short Title: De chorographia (1478)
Title: Pomponij Melle Cosmographi de situ orbis liber primus-[tertius]
Imprint: Venice: impressum est hoc opusculu[m] ... per Franciscum renner de Hailbrun, 1478.
Comments and Notes: A close reprint of Maler and Ratdolt's 1478 edition (BMC). Title from incipit (leaf a1 recto); imprint from colophon (leaf f8 verso). Signatures: a-f8. Leaves printed on both sides; 26-27 lines per page. Printed in black and red; initials; side notes. Bookplate: Burndy Library ... gift of Bern Dibner. Bound in heavy white paper with author's name inscribed on spine and front cover.
Smithsonian Call Number: PA6512 .A2 1478
ISTC
Goff
Hain-Copinger
GW
Proctor
Polain
UKBYIM00450000-B
M-0450
 
 
 
 

Author: Mela, Pomponius
Short Title: De chorographia (1482)
Title: Pomponij Mellae Cosmographi geographia : Prisciani quoq[ue] ex Dionysio Thessalonicensi De situ orbis interpretatio.
Imprint: Venice: Erhardus Ratdolt Auguste[n]sis impressit ..., 15. Calen. Augusti [18 July] anno salutis nostre 1482.
Comments and Notes: Title from incipit (leaf A2 recto). Imprint from colophon (leaf F8 recto). Signatures: A-F8. Leaves printed on both sides; 30-31 lines per page. Printed in black and red; initials. Bookplate: Burndy Library ... gift of Bern Dibner. A description of another copy of this edition from an unidentified bookseller's catalog is laid in. Some marginal annotations in ink in an old hand throughout; Priscian's verse interpretation is extensively annotated. Modern half-vellum binding over green paper boards.
Smithsonian Call Number: PA6512 .A2 1482
ISTC
Goff
Hain-Copinger
GW
Proctor
Polain
UKBYIM00452000-B
M-0452
 
 
 
 

Author: Mela, Pomponius
Short Title: De chorographia (1493)
Title: Pomponii Melae Cosmographi de situ orbis liber primus.
Imprint: Venice: [Christoforo di Pensa, da Mandello, after 1493?] Description [38] leaves ; 21 cm. (4to)
Comments and Notes: Imprint from Goff; Hain-Copinger-Reichling suggests another imprint: Romae, Eucharius Silber, 1493; BM STC Italian suggests same imprint as Goff, with different date: 1495? Incipit (leaf a2 recto) reads: Pomponii Melae Cosmographi de situ orbis liber primus. Includes prefatory letter from the editor, Ermolao Barbaro, to Pope Alexander VI (leaf a1 verso). Signatures: a-h4 i6. Leaves printed on both sides; 27 lines per page. Guide-letters; initial. Bookplate: Burndy Library ... gift of Bern Dibner. Some marginal annotations made in ink in an old hand. Bound in full vellum over paper boards; the vellum appears to be a leaf taken from an unidentified early book printed in black and red.
Smithsonian Call Number: PA6512 .A2 1493
ISTC
Goff
Hain-Copinger
GW
Proctor
Polain
UKBYIM00453000-B
M-0453