Horatius de arte poetica.

Accession number: 
PML 20605
[Zwolle] : impensis Petri Os de Breda, [approximately 1503]
[16] leaves ; 20.5 cm (4to)
Credit Line: 
Purchased by J.P. Morgan, Jr., 1919.

Title from leaf A1r.
Imprint from colophon, leaf C6r: Horatii Artis poetice Finis Impensis Petri Os de Breda.
Imperfect copy at Copenhagen wrongly ascribed to Leiden.
Dated by Nijhoff-Kronenberg 3199 to about 1503 based upon the state of the woodcuts.
Signatures: A⁶ B⁴ C⁶: 16 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery qarto.
Woodcut of a saint, leaf A1r.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 20 x 14 cm.

Modern full black goatskin over paper boards (20.5 x 14.5 cm), sewn on 5 supports by Duprez-Lahey, with onlaid Sunderland gilt armorial, preserved from the previous binding. Plain paper pastedowns and endleaves.

Hand decoration: Rubrication not realized. Annotations: Contemporary marginal and interlinear notations, predominantly in first-half of text, in at least 2 hands.

Charles Spencer (1674-1722), 3rd Earl of Sunderland, shelf mark: LL5: 40 (leaf A1r), through inheritance to: John Winston Spencer-Churchill (1822-1883), 7th Duke of Marlborough; Bibliotheca Sunderlandia sale, Puttick & Simpson, part III, 17 July 1882, lot 6503 purchased by Quaritch: Sunderland Library Blenheim Palace bookplate (front pastedown, preserved from previous binding); Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919), booklabel (front pastedown, preserved from previous binding), his sale, Christie's, 10 Dec. 1917, lot 223, purchased by Quaritch for Morgan; J.P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943), purchased Dec. 1917 (accessioned 1919).