Halieutica, sive De piscatu

Accession number: 
PML 22213.1
Oppian, active 2nd century.
Impressum in Colle Oppido Municipio Florentino : Gallus cognomine Bonus impressit, anno ab hu[m]a[n]itate Christi. Mcccclxxviii. die .xii. Septembris [12 September 1478].
[64] leaves ; 22.5 cm (4to)
Credit Line: 
Purchased by J.P. Morgan, Jr., 1923.

Title from ISTC.
Imprint from colophon, leaf h8r: Laurentius Lippius Collensis Vir utraque lingua apprime eruditus hoc divinu[m] Oppiani opus traduxit Gallus cognomine Bonus impressit: ut esset studiosis litterarum utriusque industria quantulacunque accessio: Quapropter quod Oppianum o lector latinum legis utrisque gratias agas Impressum in Colle Oppido Municipio Flore[n]tino anno ab hu[m]a[n]itate Christi. Mcccclxxviii. die .xii. Septembris.
Printed in Bonus's type 1:88/89G.
Signatures: a-h⁸: 64 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery quarto.
Translated by Laurentius Lippius, with additional recipes cooking.
With verse dedication to Lorenzo de Medici and poem to Petrus Carbonellus by Lippius, and a poem to Lippius and afterward to the reader by Philippus Poscus.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 21 x 14.5 cm.

15th-century half leather ("an Italian schoolbook style binding") over beech boards (22 x 15 cm), sewn on 3 supports; repaired. A bifolium of a parchment manuscript sacramentary used as front and rear endleaves. Plain endbands. 1 clasp. Contemporary manuscript title inscriptions on exterior and interior of top board.
Variant Title: 

De piscatu


Hand decoration: Rubrication unrealized. Annotations: Contemporary marginal notations throughout Oppian, probably by Flaminio.

Gian Antonio Flaminio (1464-1536), signatures: "Liber Antonio Flaminii" (front and rear manuscript endleaves and leaf a1r of Oppian); Giovanni Maria de Ragazzinio, inscription: "Ex libris Joannis Mariȩ de Ragazzinii," 16th century (leaf a1r of Oppian); unidentified octagonal black ink stamp with adorsed monogram: PRM(?) (leaves a1r and h8r of Oppian and leaf [1]/1r of Georgius de Hungaria); J.P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943), purchased from Giuseppe Martini, 1923.