Comencia una opera chiamata fiore de virtu.

Accession number: 
PML 25152
Venesia : nel beretin convento de la cha grande, nel milequatrocento setanta quatro [1474].
[78] leaves ; 19 cm (8vo)
Credit Line: 
Purchased in 1927.

Title from incipit, leaf [2]/1r.
Imprint from verse colophon, leaf [11]/6v: De le virtu: io son chimato el fiore: / Le feste almen: lezeme per amore: / Fui rinovato: nel milequatrocento: / Setanta quatro: nel beretin convento: / De la cha grande: se chiama la giesia: / Grande ornamento: de lalma Venesia:.
Printed in Nel Beretin Convento's type 1:109R.
Collation: [1²; 2-9⁸ 10-11⁶]: 78 leaves, leaves [1]/1 and [11]/6 blank.
Paper format: Royal octavo.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 18.5 x 12.5 cm.
PML copy with 14 leaves from the 1474 quarto edition: [2]/1-2, [3]/5, [5]/3, [6]/3-4 and 8, [7]/1, 5-6 and 8, [11]/1-2 and 4 (see Bühler article). Missing 1 leaf: [11]/6 (blank).

Modern quarter brown goatskin, with cloth sides, over paper boards (19 x 13.5 cm), sewn on 3 supports by Charlotte Ullman, 1961. Marbled paper pastedowns and endleaves, with plain paper endleaves; plain endbands; gilt edges.

Hand decoration: Rubrication, contemporary red initials and capital strokes. Annotatios: A few 16th-century marginal notations, faded/washed (partially visible under UV).

Unidentified inscription, Italy, 16th century (leaf [1]/2r, partially visible under UV); Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from Giuseppe Martini, Dec. 1927.