Gasparini pergamensis clarissimi oratoris episolar[um] liber foeliciter incipit.

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PML 64977
Barzizza, Gasparino, approximately 1360-1431.
Parisius : Michael Udalricus Martinusq[ue] magistri hos impresserunt, [1470]
[118] leaves ; 21 cm. (4to)
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Gift of the Fellows, with special assistance from the Hon. C. Douglas and Phyllis Ellsworth Dillon, 1974.

Title from caption incipit, leaf [1]/2r.
Place and printer's names from verse colophon, leaf [12]/8r: Ut sol lumen; sic doctrinam fundis in orben / Musarum nutrix, regia parisius. / Hinc prope divinam, tu qua[m] germania novit / Artem scribeni; suscipe pro meritis. / Primos ecce libros; quos haec industria finxit / Francorum in terris, aedibus atq[ue] tuis. / Michael Udalricus, Martinusq[ue] magistri / Hos impresserunt, ac facient alios.
Printed in Ulrich Gering, Martin Crantz, and Michael Friburger's type 1:116R.
Collation: [1-11¹⁰ 12⁸]: 118 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery quarto.
1 column, 22 lines. Initial spaces, without guide letters. Heading on [1]/2r printed in red.
Edited by Johannes Heynlin de Lapide. Dedicatory letter by Guillermus Fichet.
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PML copy leaf dimensions: 19.6 x 14 cm.
PML copy with "Udal"(ricus) in colophon written by hand (same in BnF copy).

15th/16th-century German blind-tooled brown calf over wooden boards (21 x 15.5 cm.), sewn on 3 supports by the "second workshop" at Füssen, St. Mang (EBDB w002271, active 1473-1526); rebacked. Modern vellum pastedowns and plain paper fly leaves; decorative endbands; yellow edges. 5 bosses on each board, 1 clasp. Unidentified library (St. Mang?) shelfmark label: Q 44 (written in Q), 42 (written below Q) (top board). The binding put on the bookblock after the Rahir sale.
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Hand decoration: Contemporary French rubrication, red and blue initials and paragraph marks, yellow capital fill. Annotations: A few contemporary marginal notations in text. Manuscript guide letters.

Louis Blancard (1831-1902), monogram booklabel (front pastedown, preserved from previous binding); Paul Lacombe (1848-1921), bookplate (front pastedown, preserved from previous binding), his sale, Paris, part II, 1923, lot 2468 (bound in red morocco), for 20,300 francs to: Edouard Rahir (1862-1924), booklabel (front endleaf recto, preserved from previous binding), his sale, Paris, part V, 1937, lot 1363 (bound in red morocco), for 60,100 francs; Edmée Maus (1905-1971), no. 136, booklabel (front endleaf recto) and collation note, Sept. 1967 (rear endleaf); Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from Andre Jammes as the gift of the Fellows, with special assistance from the Hon. C. Douglas and Phyllis Ellsworth Dillon, May 1974.