Incomincia le cancion dil excellentissimo Cosmico

Accession number: 
PML 25156
Author: 
Cosmico, Niccolo Lelio.
Description: 
[54] leaves ; 21 cm (4to)
Credit Line: 
Purchased in 1927.
Notes: 

Title from caption, leaf a1r.
Imprint from colophon, leaf g5r: Qui finisse le moral cancionette dil Cosmico. Impresse in Venecia per Bernardino di Celeri de Lovere del M.cccclxxviii. a di .x. Aprile.
Printed in Celerius's type 1:110R.
Signatures: a-f⁸ g⁶: 54 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery quarto.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 20.5 x 12.7 cm.

Binding: 
18th/19th-century Italian semi-limp vellum (21 x 13.5 cm), sewn on 3 supports. Plain paper pastedowns and endleaves; decorative endbands; gilt edges.
Variant Title: 

Canzoni

Inscriptions/Markings: 

Hand decoration: Rubrication, contemporary blue initials (rather think pigment, with offset and staining through leaf), gold initial on blue ground (leaf a1r). Annotations: No marginal notations in text.

Provenance: 
Unidentified painted red armorial, perhaps overpainted or fictive (leaf a1r); Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from Giuseppe Martini, Dec. 1927.
Classification: 
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