Ethica ad Nicomachum

Accession number: 
PML 38
[Strasbourg] : [Johann Mentelin], [before 10 April 1469]
[198] leaves ; 30 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Toovey Collection, 1899.

Printed in Mentelin's type 92b, leaded to 112 (BMC).
A copy at Cambridge UL was purchased on 10 Apr. 1469 (ISTC).
Collation: [1-2¹⁰ 3-4⁸; 5-7¹⁰ 8¹² 9¹⁰; 10-13¹⁰; 14⁸ 15⁶; 16-19¹⁰ 20-21⁸]: 198 leaves, [4]/8 and [13]/10 blank.
Paper format: Chancery folio
In three parts: Ethica, Politica, and Oeconomica.
Includes: Aristotle, Politica (leaves [10]/1-[20]/7r); Aristotle, Oeconomica, translated by Leonardus Brunus Aretinus(leaves [20]/8r-[21]/5v); Leonardus Brunus Aretinus, Epistola ad dominos Senenses (leaves [21]/6v-8v).
PML copy leaf dimensions: 28.6 x 19.8 cm.

18th-century gilt-tooled green morocco over wooden boards (30 x 22 cm) by Derome le jeune(?). Marbled paper pastedowns and end leaves; decorative endbands; gilt edges.

Hand decoration: Northeastern French/Flemish illuminated initial (leaf [1]/1r), lombards in red and blue with gold accents, red rubrics, yellow capital strokes. Frame ruling in pink. Contemporary manuscript signatures, mainly trimmed.

Justin de Mac-Carthy-Reagh (1744-1811); his sale, De Bure, 27 Jan. 1817, lot 1373; Richard Heber (1773-1833); his sale, Sotheby's, Part V, 19 Jan. 1835, lot 281; Payne and Foss, booksellers; Archibald Acheson, Earl of Gosford (1806-1864), armorial booklabel (front pastedown) and bibliographical note describing provenance (verso of first fly leaf), bought from Payne and Foss, 1837; James Toovey (1814-1893); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Toovey collection, 1899.