Plutarchi Vitae.

Standardized Title:
Lives. Latin
Other Title:
Plvtarchi Vitae.
Goff title: Vitae illustrium virorum
Venetiis imp[re]ssae : [Per] Bartolameu[m] de Zanis de Portesio, Anno n[ost]ri saluatoris 1496 die octo Me[n]sis Iunius [8 June 1496]
[1], i45, i44 leaves : ill. ; 32 cm. (fol.)
umem S.ræ muex nuQu (3) 1496 (A)
Greece -- Biography -- Early works to 1800.
Rome -- Biography -- Early works to 1800.
Incunabula -- Italy -- Venice -- 1496.
Wooden boards (Binding)
Clasps (Binding)
Place of Publication:
Italy Venice.
A Latin translation of Plutarch's Lives, accompanied by the De historia Romana of Sextus Rufus.
Title from title leaf (leaf a1r).
Imprint from colophon on leaf S8r, which reads: Viro[rum] illustrium uitae ex Plutarcho Graeco in latinu[m[ uersae: soletri[que] cura emendatae foeliciter expliciunt: Venetiis imp[re]ssae [per] Bartolameu[m] de Zanis de Portesio Anno n[ost]ri saluatoris. 1496. die octo Me[n]sis Iunius.
Super-chancery(?) folio. Leaf a3r: 62 lines, plus headline; area of text: 245 (248) x 157 mm. Woodcut initials. Initial space with guide letter on leaf F1r. With signatures and foliation; without catchwords. Large woodcut illustration (108 x 118 mm.) of Theseus fighting a centaur on leaf a2r; text and illustration on leaf a2r printed within a decorative woodcut border. Register on leaf s10v.
Signatures: a-r⁸ s¹⁰ A-S⁸.
Local notes:
Leaf size: 313 x 213 mm.
Penn Libraries copy without rubrication.
Penn Libraries copy has some early ms. underlines, marginal marks and notes in text.
Purchased for the Penn Libraries in 1924.
Penn Libraries copy has early ms. ownership inscription ("Liber carthusie[nsium] in Ruremunda") of the Carthusian house Onze Lieve Vrouw van Bethlehem in Roermond, the Netherlands, on title leaf.
Penn Libraries copy bound in full blind-tooled calf over square-edge wooden boards; remains of 2 leather and metal clasps; evidence of 2 metal catchplates; 5 raised bands on spine; remains of several spine labels.
Penn Libraries copy has several pinpoint wormholes in leaves at beginning of volume; hole in lower board and central portion of leaves P4-S8 with minor damage to text of leaf S8; spine damaged; pastedowns wanting.
Penn Provenance:
Carthusians (Roermond, Netherlands) (former owner) (inscription)
Onze Lieve Vrouw van Bethlehem (Roermond, Netherlands) (former owner) (inscription)
Penn Chronology:
1496 (8 June)
Cited in:
Goff P-834
BM 15th cent. V, p. 432 (IB.23719)
GW M34488
BN cat. des incun. P-492
BSB-Ink. P-628
Walsh, J.E. 15th cent. printed books, 2259
Zanis, Bartholomaeus de, de Portesio, active 1486-1515, printer.
Incunable Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Early Venetian Imprint Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Rufus, Sextus. De historia Romana.
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