.M. Annei Lvcani Cordvbensis Pharsaliae liber primvs.

Accession number: 
PML 16165
Lucan, 39-65.
Venice : Juvenus Guerinus, MCCCCLXXVII DIE XIIII Maii [14 May 1477]
[120] leaves ; 29 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1909.

Title from incipit (leaf a1r): .M. Annei Lucani Cordubensis Pharsaliae liber primus.
Colophon (leaf p4v, including final 2 lines of verse colophon): Ergo cape: & iuvenem Guerinum ad sydera tollas. / Lucanum veneta docte qui impresserit urbe. Impressum est hoc opus anno a Nativitate christi. .M.CCCC.LXXVII. DIE. XIIII Mensis Maii.
Printed in type 1:114R.
Collation: [1]²; a-o⁸ p⁶: 120 leaves, leaf p6 blank.
Paper format: Chancery folio
Capital spaces, most with guide letters.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 26.8 x 18.7 cm.
PML copy missing 1 leaf: p6 (blank).

18th-century gilt-tooled red morocco over heavy paper boards (28 x 20 cm.), sewn on 5 supports; repaired by Sanford & Clarke. Marbled paper pastedowns and fly leaves with plain paper fly leaves; plain endbands; sprinkled edges.
Variant Title: 

M. Annaei Lucani Cordubensis Pharsaliae liber primus


Hand decoration: Rubrication unrealized. Annotations: A few minor marks in text.

Mindelheim (Bavaria), Jesuits, inscription, 1618: "Societatis IESU Mindelheim 1618," bleached (leaf [1]/1r); Richard Heber (1773-1833), purchase inscription: "1816 sale by [Evans?]" (front fly leaf); Bibliotheca Heberiana sale, Part I, Sotheby's, 10 April 1834, lot 4393; unidentified printed shelf mark/lot number: 3983, on small white label (front pastedown); Walter Sneyd (1809-1888), armorial booklabel (front pastedown), cipher monogram and inscription regarding Heber's purchase from Evans (front fly leaf); his sale, Sotheby's, 19 March 1873; Bernard Quaritch, collation note by F.S. Ferguson, 19 Dec. 1903 (rear fly leaf); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased from Giuseppe Martini, Aug. 1909.