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Author: Pliny, the Elder
Short Title: Historia naturalis (1469)
Title: Plinius Secundus Nouocomensis equestribus militiis industrie functus, procurationes quoq[ue] splendidissimas atq[ue] continuas summa integritate administrauit ...
Imprint: Venice: [Johannes de Spira, before 18 Sept. 1469]
Comments and Notes:
Historia naturalis
ISTC uses author form: Plinius Secundus, Gaius (Pliny, the Elder). Title from incipit (p. [1]). Imprint from Goff. Colophon (in verse, p. [710]) reads: Quem modo tam rarum cupiens uix lector haber[et]: quisq[ue] etiam fractus pene legendus eram: restituit Venetis me nuper Spira Ioannes: exscripsitq[ue] libros ere notante meos. Fessa manus quondam moneo: calamusq[ue] quiescat. Nanq[ue] labor studio cessit: & ingenio. M.CCCC.LXVIIII. Leaves printed on both sides; 50-52 lines per page. Unsigned gatherings. Final leaf (p. [711]-[712]) blank; lacking in Dibner Library copy. Bookplate: Burndy Library … gift of Bern Dibner. Ms. provenance note at top of p. [1]: Baccij Valorij Philippi F. [illegible]. Illuminated initials on first page; rubricated throughout in red and blue inks. Old ms. annotations throughout. Photocopy of unidentified printed description of this edition and copy laid in. Two copies of a reprinted article by Arnold C. Klebs, "Incunable editions of Pliny's Historia naturalis", from Isis, no. 67 (vol. XXIV, I), Dec. 1935, p. 120-121, laid in. Bound in gilt-ruled red morocco, preserving earlier gilt-tooled calf spine; raised bands; gilt-tooled doublures; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt. In modern box.
Smithsonian Call Number: QH41 .P72 1469
ISTC
Goff
Hain-Copinger
GW
Proctor
Polain
UKBYIP00786000-B
P-0786
 
 
 
 

Author: Pliny, the Elder
Short Title: Historia naturalis (1479)
Title: [Caii Plynii Secundi Naturalis historiae ...]
Imprint: Treviso: [Michael Manzolus, 25 Aug. 1479, but not before 13 Oct. 1479]
Comments and Notes: ISTC uses author form: Plinius Secundus, Gaius (Pliny, the Elder). Edited by P. Beroaldus. Title from colophon (leaf L8 verso), which reads: Caii Plynii Secundi Naturalis historiae libri tricesimiseptimi et ultimi finis impressi Teruisii ductu et impensis Michaelis Manzoli Parmensis. M.CCCC.LXXIX regnante serenissimo Venetiarum duce Ioanne Moncenigho octauo Kalendas Septembris. Incipit (leaf a2 recto) reads: Hieronymi Bononii Taruisani ad Ioannem Bombenum amicorum optimum pro C. Plinio Secondo Apologia. Imprint from Goff; poem on leaf a3 verso is also dated at end: Taruisii tertio idus Octobres MCCCCLXXIX. Signatures: a14 b8 c-h10 i12 k-p10 q8 r-z10 &10 [con]10 [rum]10 A10 B6 C-D10 E-I8 K10 L8 M4. Leaves printed on both sides; 50 lines per page. Guide letters; catchwords at end of signatures, except a, b, e, h, y, z. First and last leaves (a1 and M4) are blank. About two lines of text have been omitted at the end of signature z. "Ad uenerabilem & ornatissimum uirum Nicolaum Rauacaldum ... Philippi Broaldi [i.e. Beroaldi] Bononiensis Epistola"--Leaves L8 verso-M3 recto. Extensive old ms. annotations in ink. Bookplate: Burndy Library ... gift of Bern Dibner. Two anonymous typed descriptions of this ed. and copy ([1] p. each) are laid in. Bound in old blind panel-stamped full leather over wooden boards; old vellum manuscript waste (music and text) used for front and back free endpapers; metal clasps and bosses (mostly lacking); rebacked.
Smithsonian Call Number: QH41 .P72 1479
ISTC
Goff
Hain-Copinger
GW
Proctor
Polain
UKBYIP00791000-B
P-0791
 
 
 
 

Author: Pliny, the Elder
Short Title: Historia naturalis (1483)
Title: [Caii Plynii Secundi Naturalis hystoriae ...]
Imprint: Venice: [Reynaldus de Novimagio, 6 June 1483]
Comments and Notes: ISTC does not list this in the Dibner Library. ISTC uses author form: Plinius Secundus, Gaius (Pliny, the Elder). Title from colophon (leaf I7 verso), which reads: Caii Plynii Secundi Naturalis hystoriae liber trigesimus septimus & ultimus finit. Venetiis impressus op[er]a & impe[n]sa Rainaldi d[e] Nouimagio Alamani anno natiuitatis Domini. M.CCCC.LXXXIII. Die sexta mensis Iunii. Regnante illustrissimo principe Ioanni Mocenigo. Imprint from Goff. Philippus Beroaldus named as editor in Goff. Incipit (leaf 2a2 recto) reads: Caius Plinius Marco suo salutem. Signatures: 2a8 2b10 a-r10 [long s]10 s-z10 &8 [con]8 [rum]8 A-H8 I10. Leaf 2a1 (first leaf) blank; lacking in Dibner Library copy. Leaves printed on both sides; 49 lines per page. Guide letters. "Correctiones"--Leaves I8 recto-I9 verso. Register on leaf I10 recto. Leaf n2 misbound immediately following leaf n3. Bookplate: Burndy Library ... gift of Bern Dibner. Bound in half-vellum over marbled boards; gilt-tooled binder's label which reads: Plinius. Naturalis historia. Venetiis 1483. Illegible provenance ms. note at head of leaf 2a2 recto; partially erased.
Smithsonian Call Number: QH41 .P72 1483
ISTC
Goff
Hain-Copinger
GW
Proctor
Polain
UKBYIP00794000-B
P-0794
 
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0
0

Author: Pliny, the Elder
Short Title: Historia naturalis (1491)
Title: Caius Plinius Marco suo salutem ...
Imprint: Venice: [Thomas de Blavis, de Alexandria, 3 Nov. 1491]
Comments and Notes: ISTC uses author form: Plinius Secundus, Gaius (Pliny, the Elder). Title from incipit (leaf 2a2 recto). "Caii Plinii Secundi Naturalis historiae liber ..."--Leaf 2a3 recto, line 7. Imprint from Goff. Signatures: 2a-2b8 a-d8 [cursive d]8 e6 f-z8 &8 [con]8 [rum]8 A-I8 2I6. Leaf 2a1 is blank?; lacking in Dibner Library copy. Leaves printed on both sides; 53-54 lines per page. Guide letters. Imperfect copy: Leaves 2a2-2a8 and 2b1-2b2 are lacking and have been replaced by old ms. text pages in ink; leaf x4 is misbound immediately before leaf x3; the bottom third of leaf 2I6, including colophon [?], has been torn out and replaced with a blank piece of paper. Ms. annotations (some affected by cropped margins). Bookplate: Burndy Library ... gift of Bern Dibner. Illegible ms. provenance note on leaf 2I6 recto. Bound in old full vellum over paper boards; blue sprinkled edges; title inked on spine.
Smithsonian Call Number: QH41 .P72 1491
ISTC
Goff
Hain-Copinger
GW
Proctor
Polain
UKBYIP00796000-B
P-0796
 
 
 
 

Author: Pliny, the Elder
Short Title: Historia naturalis (1496)
Title: De naturali hystoria : diligentissime castigatus / C. Plynius Secundus.
Imprint: Venice: [Bartholomaeus de Zanis, 12 Dec. 1496]
Comments and Notes: ISTC uses author form: Plinius Secundus, Gaius (Pliny, the Elder). Reprinted from the Britannicus edition of 20 Apr. 1496, Goff P797 (BMC). On title page, author's name precedes the title. Imprint from Goff. Colophon (leaf D9 verso) reads: Caii Plynii Secundi De naturali hystoria opus foeliciter absolutum est: qua[m] diligentissimae castigatum: imp[re]ssum Venetiis accuratissime p[er] Bartolameu[m] de Za[n]nis de Portesio a[n]no n[ost]ri Saluatoris. M.cccclxxxxvi. die xii mensis Dece[m]bris. Signatures: a6 b-z8 &8 [con]8 [rum]8 A-C8 D10. Final leaf (D10) is blank; lacking in Dibner Library copy. Leaves printed on both sides; 62 lines per page. Initials; guide letters. Corrections and annotations in ink; some affected by cropped margins. Bookplate: Burndy Library ... gift of Bern Dibner. Ms. provenance note at top of leaf a2 recto, which reads: Emptus fuit liber iste a me Fra[tre?] Cesare de Sa[n?]this ... d[omi]no Gulielmo Magnino notario Verone[n]si die 19 Aprilis 1515 p[re]tio [illegible] octo. Modern binding of quarter-leather over wooden boards; gilt-tooled spine with spine title which reads: C. Plinii Historia naturalis.
Smithsonian Call Number: QH41 .P72 1496
ISTC
Goff
Hain-Copinger
GW
Proctor
Polain
UKBYIP00798000-B
P-0798