Epitoma in Trogi Po[m]pei historias.

Accession number: 
PML 16723
Justinus, Marcus Junianus.
[Rome] : Ulrich Han (Udalricus Gallus), [about 1470-1471]
[140] leaves ; 28.5 x 20.5 cm. (4to)
Credit Line: 
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1910.

Title from incipit (leaf [1]/2r): Justini historici politissimi Epitoma in Trogi Po[m]pei historias p[re]miu[m] incipit.
Colophon (leaf [15]/5r): Anser Tarpeu custos Jovis: unde: q[aum] alis / Constreperes: Gall[us] decidit: Ultor adest. / Udalricus Gallus: ne quem posca[n]tur in usu[m] / Edocuit pennis nil opus esse tuis. / Imprimit ille die: quantu[m] non scribitur anno / Ingenio: haud noceas: omnia vincit homo.
Printed in type 3:113R.
Collation: [1-5¹⁰ 6⁸ 7-9¹⁰ 10⁸ 11-12¹⁰ 13⁸ 14¹⁰ 15⁶]: 140 leaves, leaf [1]/1 and [15]/6 blank. Variant collation in BMC.
Paper format: Royal quarto
PML copy leaf dimensions: 27.7 x 20 cm.
PML copy missing 2 leaves: [1]/1 and [15]/6 (blanks).

18th/19th-century half green straight-grained morocco with green paper sides over paper boards (28.5 x 20.5 cm.), sewn on 3 supports. Plain paper pastedowns and fly leaves.
Variant Title: 

Epitomae in Trogi Pompeii historias


Hand decoration: Rubricated, decorative initials in a dark ink (maybe modern additions?) with large initial (on leaf [1]/2r) partially in graphite; pale red paragraph marks and capital strokes, signed at end by Dominicus Nuptius de Rubiano, 1476: Do[mi]nici Nuptii de Rubiano Morantis Rome In domo Casarella 1476 (same inscription in Han's Torquemada of 1470, now at BM Lyon, SJ Inc b 63). Annotations: Contemporary catchwords written in a box in bottom center of final versos. Contemporary marginal notations in two different hands, one is likely Dominicus Nuptius.

Paolo Borghese (1845-1920), Prince de Sulmona, armorial bookplate (front pastedown); his sale, Rome, part I, 1892, no. 6; Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased from Giuseppe Martini, April 1910.