Genealogiae deorum ge[n]tiliu[m].

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ChL 1335
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PML 25593
Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375.
Reggio Emilia : Bartholomaeus and Laurentius de Bruschis, Bottonus, 6 October 1481.
[356] leaves ; 31 cm. (fol.)
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Purchased in 1928.

Title from incipit (leaf [1]/1r): Genealogiae Deorum g[en]tiliu[m] ad Ugonem inclytu[m] hierusale[m] & Cypri Regem secu[n]dum Joannem boccacium d[e] certaldo liber primus i[n]cipit foeliciter. Prohemiu[m].
Colophon (leaf ee2v): Dum tua boccaci propriis Laurentius auget / Su[m]ptibus: & reddit nomina clara magis / Hoc opus aere notans: tu[n]c stirps bottona vire[n]te[m] / Et que[m] flet Regium: mors inopina rapit. / Post lachrymas tande[m] frater virtutis amore / Tam pulch[rum] exegit Bartholomeus opus. / Impressum Regii Anno Salutis .M.CCCC.LXXXI. pridie Nonas Octobris.
Printed in type 2:97R.
Collation: [1]¹⁰; a-l¹⁰ m¹⁴ n-r¹⁰ s⁶ t-x¹⁰ y-z⁸ &⁸ [con]¹⁰ aa⁶; ²aa⁴ bb-cc¹⁰ dd(dd11+ee²)¹⁰; st¹⁰ ct¹⁰ A-C¹⁰ D⁸: 356 leaves, leaf &8 blank. Quire ee is a bifolium inserted after leaf dd11.
Chancery folio (30.0 x 19.5 cm).

Contemporary German blind-stamped calf over wooden boards (31 x 20.5 cm.), sewn on 4 supports by the Blumenstock I workshop, Nuremberg (EBDB w002165, Kyriss 116, a.k.a. Hieronymus Münzer-Meister, active 1472-1490). Corner pieces and central boss; 2 clasps, wanting. Plain paper pastedowns; decorative endbands; edges colored yellow.
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Genealogiae deorum. Additions by Dominicus Silvester. Add: De montibus, silvis, fontibus, lacubus, fluminibus, stagnis seu paludibus, de nominibus maris


Hand decoration: Rubricated, red and blue alternating lombards and paragraph marks, red capital strokes. Annotations: Quire ²aa changed to [rum] and catchword added to dd11v for ee1 and Registrum altered to reflect insertion.

Hieronymus Münzer, ownership inscription: Hic prelcarus liber est mei Hieronimi Monetarii de Feltkirchen arcium medicineque doctoris quem mihi ex urbe Romana redeundo Mediolani comparavi et mecum ad Nurenbergam adduxi in diebus Decembris anno 1483, and table of contents, 1483 (front pastedown); Austria, Bundesdenkmalamt, stamp, 13 XI 27 (front pastedown); E.P. Goldschmidt & Co., cat. XIV, no. 19; Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from E.P. Goldschmidt, May 1928.