[Opus morale : Sermone che continene rimedio da profligare il mal nemico].

Pogius, Jacobus, Bononiensis.
Bononiae impressum : Per Ioa[n]nem Antoniu[m] Platonidem Benedictorum Bibliopolam ..., Sub Anno Domini MCCCCC die uero xxviii Marcii [28 March 1500]
[82] leaves (the first leaf blank) ; 21 cm. (4to)
mto futa ret. moes (C) 1500 (R)
Soul -- Christianity -- Early works to 1800.
Prayer -- Christianity -- Early works to 1800.
Incunabula -- Italy -- Bologna -- 1500.
Printers' devices (Printing) -- Italy -- Bologna -- 15th century.
Place of Publication:
Italy Bologna.
Italian and Latin.
Title from Goff.
Imprint from colophon on leaf L1v, which reads: Et sic habes splendidissime lector opus editu[m] per nobilem uirum Iacobum pogium dilige[n]ter[que] Bononiae impressum per Ioa[n]nem Antoniu[m] platonidem Benedictorum Bibliopolam necno[n] ciuem Bononiensem sub Anno domini. M.CCCCC. die uero xxviii. Marcii. Ioanne Bentiuolo pater patriae foeliciter illustra[n]te.
Chancery quarto. Leaf A2v: 25 lines, plus printed marginalia; area of text: 139 x 84 (99) mm. Initial spaces, most with guide letters. Captions on leaves A2r, A4r, B6v, D7v and H7v printed in red. With signatures; without foliation or catchwords. Errata and register on leaf L2r. Woodcut printer's device (83 x 62 mm.) on leaf L4r.
Signatures: A-I⁸ k⁶ L⁴.
Local notes:
Leaf size: 203 x 149 mm.
Penn Libraries copy without rubrication.
Penn Libraries copy has a few early ms. annotations and marginal marks in brown ink; some initials supplied by a reader in brown ink; modern ms. bibliographical note in pencil on front free endpaper; a few ms. bibliographical notes in ink or pencil on front pastedown.
Penn Libraries copy has armorial bookplate of E.B. Krumbhaar with his autograph on front pastedown.
Penn Libraries copy bound in full parchment; ms. numeral ("135"), misidentification of author ("Pogio fiorentino") and a few bibliographical notes in ink on left board; partially illegible ms. title and imprint date in brown ink on spine
Penn Libraries copy imperfect: leaves a1 (blank) and a8 wanting; leaves H3.H6 and H4.H5 wanting, the former with a second copy of leaves H1.H8 and the latter with a second copy of leaves H2.H7 bound in its place (giving H1, H2, H1, H2, H7, H8, H7, H8).
Penn Libraries copy: leaves I8, L1 and L4 each reinforced with a blank leaf at inner margin; hole in tail outer corner of leaf D1; binding partially detached from textblock; several wormholes in right board, back pastedown, back free endpaper and some leaves at end of volume; spine lightly wormed.
Penn Provenance:
Krumbhaar, E. B. (Edward Bell), 1882-1966 (autograph) (bookplate)
Penn Chronology:
1500 (28 Mar.)
Cited in:
Goff P-882
BM 15th cent. VI, p. 825 (IA.29255)
GW M34526
BN cat. des incun. P-537
BSB-Ink. P-651.050
ISTC ip00882000
Benedetti, Giovanni Antonio de', fl. 1492-ca. 1511, printer.
Incunable Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
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