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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: Thucydides
Short Title: History of the Peloponnesian War. Latin (1483)
Title: Thucydidis Historiarum Peloponnensium liber primus[-octauus].
Imprint: Treviso: [Johannes (Rubeus) Vercellensis, 1483?]
Comments and Notes: Caption title, from incipit of text (leaf a3 recto). Caption title of prefatory letter (leaf a2 recto) reads: Laurentii Vallensis ad sanctissimum Nicolaum Quintum Pontificem Maximum in Thucydidis historici translationem. Translated by Laurentius Valla; edited by Bartholomaeus Parthenius. Imprint from Goff. Place and date of publication in doubt; Venice has been suggested in some bibliographies as an alternate location; suggested dates of publication include 1485, ca. 1485 or 1496. Leaves printed on both sides; 47 lines per page. Signatures: a-r8. The first and final leaves (a1 and t8) are blank. Spaces for initials. "Bartholomaeus Parthenius Benacensis Francisco Throno Ludouici F. Veneti exercitus provisori s." --Leaf r5 verso. "Ex Marcellino Graeco Thucydidis Atheniensis uita Bartholomeo Parthenio Benacensi interprete" -- Leaf r6 recto and verso. Rubricated ms. initials in blue and red throughout. Some old ms. notes and corrections made in the text. An old Latin vellum ms. has been used as endpapers. Armorial bookplate: Thomas Brooke, F.S.A., Armitage Bridge. Bookplate: Livre no. 62 de la Bibliothèque Pillone, Pierre Berès. Bookplate: Burndy Library ... gift of Bern Dibner. Bound in contemporary quarter-leather over bevelled wooden boards; metal clasps (one wanting).
Smithsonian Call Number: DF229 .T56 V17 L1483
ISTC
Goff
Hain-Copinger
GW
Proctor
Polain
UKBYIT00359000-B
T-0359