De animalibus.

Accession number: 
PML 313
Author: 
Aristotle.
Published: 
Venice : Johannes de Colonia and Johannes Manthen, 1476.
Description: 
[252] leaves ; 31.5 x 21 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.
Notes: 

Collation: a-b¹⁰ c-d⁸ e-k¹⁰/⁸ l-t¹⁰ u⁸ x, aa-dd¹⁰ ee⁸ ff⁶: 252 leaves, leaves a1 and ff6 blank.
Colophon (leaf ff4v): Finiunt libri de animalibus Aristotelis interprete Theodoro Gaze. V. clarissimo: quos Ludovicus podocatharus Cyprius ex Archetypo ipsius Theodori fideliter & dilige[n]ter auscultavit: & formulis imprimi curavit Venetiis per Johannem de Colonia sociu[m]q[ue] eius Johanne[m] ma[n]then de Gherretze[m]. Anno domini .M.CCCC.LXXVI.
Paper format: Chancery folio
PML copy leaf dimensions: 30.5 x 20.8 cm
Printed in type 8*:109R.
Title from incipit (leaf a2r): THEODORI: GRAECI: THESSALONICENSIS: PRAEFATIO: IN LIBROS: DE ANIMALIBUS: ARISTOTELIS: PHILOSOPHI: AD XYSTUM. QUARTUM: MAXIMUM.
Translated by Theodorus Gaza. Edited by Ludovicus Podocatharus.

Binding: 
17th/18th-century vellum over paper boards (31.5 x 21 cm), sewn on 5 supports. Plain paper pastedowns and fly leaves; decorative endbands; yellow edges.
Variant Title: 

Checklist title: De natura animalium, &c.

Inscriptions/Markings: 

Hand decoration: Italy, illuminated white vine border (leaf a2r) and initials with byzants with penwork filigree decoration, alternating red and blue minor initials and paragraph marks. Annotations: Contemporary marginal notations in several hands, some washed/faded, throughout but predominantly in first-half of text. Contempoary foliation.

Provenance: 
Unidentified armorial, Italian: gules, 3 chevrons argent, over all a pale azure, charged with 3 estoiles (leaf a2r); Thomas Frignanus, inscription: "Thomae frignani opus emptum ferrariae dum prima philosophiae incunabula audiret [natum ludovica [??], abraded, barely visible under UV] Fut absit[ur]" (leaf ff4v); Marco Antonio Floreo, inscription under Frignanus: "Nu[n]c Marci Ant. Florej" (leaf ff4v); Seraphinus Ghido, inscription: "Tandem fr[atr]is Seraphini Ghidi Veneti," 16th century (leaf ff4v); Franciscus Sareti di Bonis, signature, 16th century (leaf a2r); William Bateman (1787-1835), inherited by his son Thomas (1821-1861), armorial bookplate (front pastedown); his sale, Sotheby's, 25 May 1893; William Morris (1834-1896), Kelmscott House, Hammersmith, booklabel (front pastedown) and bibliographic notes by Sydney Cockerell, tipped-in (rear pastedown); Richard Bennett (1849-1930), armorial bookplate (front pastedown) and price code: s/l/- +___ (front pastedown); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.
Classification: 
Century: 
Department: