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Cinco libros de Seneca.

Author/Creator:
Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D.
Publication:
[Seville : Meinardus Ungut and Stanislaus Polonus, 28 May 1491]
Format/Description:
Book
[132] leaves (leaves [52], [131] and [132] blanks) ; 29 cm. (fol.)
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Standardized Title:
Selections. Spanish
Other Title:
Goff title: Las obras de Seneca
Fingerprint:
ass. a-u- o.pa maTu (C) 1491 (T)
Subjects:
Conduct of life -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Incunabula -- Spain -- Seville -- 1491.
Printers' devices (Printing) -- Spain -- Seville -- 15th century.
Place of Publication:
Spain Seville.
Contents:
(from t.p.) Primero libro Dela vida bienauenturada
Segundo delas siete arte liberales
Terçero de amonestamientos & doctrinas
Quarto & el primero de prouidençia de dios
Quinto el segu[n]do libro de prouidençia de dios.
Notes:
Cataloged from imperfect copy: all after leaf b7 wanting. Leaves c1-p6 of an early printed edition of the same text (Toledo: Successor of Petrus Hagenbach, 1510; Palau y Dulcet (2. ed.) 307668), with twenty words missing at the transition supplied in early ms. at the foot of leaf b7v, have been bound in after leaf b7 to supply the missing text.
Translated with commentary by Alfonso de Cartagena.
Title from title leaf (leaf a1r).
Imprint from colophon on leaf s6v, which reads: Aqui se acaban las obras de Seneca. Inprimidas enla muy noble & muy leal çibdad de Seuilla. por Meynardo Vngut Alimano. & Stanislao Polono: conpañeros Enel año del nasçimento del señor Mill quatroçie[n]tos & nouanta & uno años. a veinte & ocho dias del mes de Mayo. (Cf. BM 15th cent.)
Chancery folio, text accompanied by marginal commentary. Leaf a3r: 38 lines, plus headline and printed marginalia; area of text: 209 (223) x 126 (156) mm. Woodcut initials. With signatures; without foliation or catchwords. Headline, lines 1-5, and large woodcut initial S on leaf a2r printed in red. Rubrication not called for. Woodcut printers' device on leaf s6v; cf. BM 15th cent.
Signatures: a-b⁸ c⁶ d-e⁸ f⁶ g-m⁸/⁶ n-o⁸ p⁶ q-s⁸ (leaves g8, s7 and s8 blanks). Cf. BM 15th cent.
Local notes:
Leaf size: 284 x 205 mm.
Penn Libraries copy has modern ms. bibliographical notes in pencil on front pastedown.
Penn Libraries copy has paper slip with bookseller's typescript description of this copy (with a few ms. notes in ink and pencil) laid in.
Penn Libraries copy bound in full 16th-century parchment; evidence of two leather fore-edge ties; ms. spine title ("Obras de Seneca") in brown ink.
Penn Chronology:
1491 (28 May)
Cited in:
Goff S-374
BM 15th cent., X, p. 38 (IB.52357)
GW M41253
Palau y Dulcet (2. ed.) 307667
ISTC is00374000
Contributor:
Cartagena, Alonso de, 1385?-1456.
Ungut, Meinard, -1499?, printer.
Stanislao, Polono, active 1491-1514, printer.
Incunable Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
OCLC:
249369875