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140773
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PML 1129
Accession number: 
PML 1129-1130
Author: 
Theophrastus.
Published: 
Venice : Aldus Manutius, 1 June 1497.
Description: 
1, [1], 226, 116, 42, 12, 121, [1] leaves ; 32 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Toovey collection, 1899.
Notes: 

Imprint from colophon (leaf 3P[omicron]10r): "Excriptum Venetiis in domo Aldi Manutii Cale[n]dis Iunii. M.III D."
Printed in Manutius's types 1:146Gr, 2:114R, and 7:114Gk.
Edited, with prefatory letter, by Aldus Manutius.
Chronologically the fourth of the five volumes of Aristotle issued by Aldo Manuzio, but considered by him to form the third.
Collation: [1]² 3a[alpha]-3z[psi]⁸ 3&[omega]⁸ 3[Alpha]-3[Beta]⁸ 3C[Gamma]⁸ 3D[Delta]¹⁰; 3[Alpha]a-3[Mu]m⁸ 3[Nu]n-3[Xi]o¹⁰; [alpha]a-[delta]d⁸ [epsilon]e¹⁰; a[alpha]-b[beta]⁸ 3A[alpha]-3O[xi]⁸ 3P[omicron]¹⁰: 520 leaves, leaf [1]/2 blank.
Super-chancery folio (PML 1130: 30.7 x 21 cm.; PML 1129: 30.7 x 21.2 cm.). On Manuzio's paper stocks, see Needham, "Aldus Manutius's Paper Stocks: The Evidence of two Uncut Books," Princeton University Library Chronicle 55 no. 2 (Winter 1994): 287-307, esp. 293-302.
Errors in foliation.
Woodcut headpieces and initials.
PML copy bound in two volumes, vol. 1 is PML 1130 and vol. 2 is PML 1129.

Binding: 
16th-century Italian gilt-tooled calf over paper boards (PML 1130: 31 x 22 cm.; PML 1129: 31 x 21.6 cm.), sewn on 4 supports; repaired by Sanford & Clarke. Plain paper pastedowns; plain endbands; gilt edges.
Provenance: 
[Joseph Juste Scaliger (1540-1609), note in Heber catalogue; Scaliger sale, Leyden, 11 March 1609, p. 10; Gerard Meerman (1722-1771) and Johann Meerman (1753-1815); Bibliotheca Meermanniana sale, The Hague, 1824, p. 216, no. 466; Richard Heber (1773-1833); Bibliotheca Heberiana sale, Sotheby's, Part I, 10 April 1834, lot 503, purchased by Payne and Foss, booksellers; Mr. Miller of Lincoln's Inn (see Acheson note); James Bohn, bookseller to Acheson]; Archibald Acheson, Earl of Gosford (1806-1864), bibliographical note citing earlier provenance (formerly in box with PML 1126, now in departmental file); James Toovey (1814-1893); Pierpont Morgan Library, booklabel (front pastedown), purchased with the Toovey collection, 1899.
Formatted Place: 
Italy Venice.
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