Auli Gelii noctium atticarum commentarii liber primus.

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PML 46898.1
Gellius, Aulus.
Impressum Brixiae : per Boninu[m] de Boninis de Ragusia, anno domini .M.CCCC.LXXXV. Die tercio Martii [3 March 1485].
[192] leaves ; 32 cm. (fol.)
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Purchased in 1955.

Title from incipit (leaf AA1v): Auli gelii noctium atticarum commentarii capitula primi libri.
Colophon (leaf BB8v): Impressum Brixiae per Boninu[m] de Boninis de Ragusia anno domini .M.CCCC.LXXXV. Die tercio Martii. Correctore Marco Scaramucino de Palatiolo. With 4 distichs.
Printed in types 3:112R and 14:111Gr.
Collation: AA-BB⁸; a⁸ b-d⁶ e⁸ f-o⁶ p⁸ q-z [et] [con] [rum] A⁶ B⁸: 192 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery folio
Blind type, leaf B8r.
Known in two variants: L. Donati, in Archivio storico per la Dalmazia 2 (1927-28) pp.181-98, and Baroncelli 430.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 30 x 20.6 cm.

Contemporary German blind-stamped calf over wooden boards (31 x 20.5 cm.), sewn on 4 supports by the Blumenstock I workshop, Nuremberg (EBDB w002165, Kyriss 116, a.k.a. Hieronymus Münzer-Meister, active 1472-1490). Corner pieces and central boos; 2 clasps, 1 wanting. Plain paper pastedowns; plain endbands; edges colored yellow. Later spine label: "Aulus Gellius 1849."

Hand decoration: Rubricated, alternating red and blue lombards and paragraph marks (consistent through both works). Annotations: Marginal notes and foliation by Münzer (consistent through both works) and note on title of Noctes Atticae: Quare hic liber sortiat[ur] nomen et titulu[m] noctiu[m] atticaru[m] vide ca[pitu]lu[m] xi libri xviiii (leaf AA1r).

Hieronymus Münzer, ownership inscription: "Hic liber est mei Hieronimi Monetarii de Feltkirchen arcium liberalium magistri medicineque doctoris quem mihi procuram ex Venetiis ad Nurembergam anno salutis 1486", and table of contents, 1486 (front pastedown); his collection was acquired by the Princes of Dietrichstein (Moravia) in the 18th century; Bibliothek Alexander Fürst Dietrichstein sale, Gilhofer & Ranschburg, Lucerne, Nov. 21, 1933; former collection mark: 213 (in red crayon) I, III, 4 (in blue crayon) (front pastedown and leaf A1r); Charles S. Ascherson (d. 1945), book plate (front pastedown); library purchased by Bernard Quaritch, Ltd., collation note (rear pastedown); Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from E.P. Goldschmidt & Co., June 1955.