P. Ovidii Nasonis Magni operis.

Accession number: 
PML 77528-29
Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 or 18 A.D.
Rome : Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz, [not before 18 July 1471]
[178] and [308] leaves ; 33 x 23 cm (fol.)
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Purchased on the Fellows Fund and Fellows Capital Fund, 1982.

Collation: Vol. I: [1-17¹⁰ 18⁸]: 178 leaves, leaf [18]/8 blank; Vol. II: [1-3¹⁰ 4⁶; 5⁸ 6¹⁰ 7⁸ 8⁶; 9-15¹⁰ 16⁸; 17-24¹⁰ 25-26⁸; 27-31¹⁰ 32-33⁸]: 308 leaves, leaf [33]/8 blank.
Colophon (vol. I, leaf [18]/7r): Aspicis illustris lector quicunq[ue] libellos / Si cupis artificum nomina nosse: lege. / Aspera ridebis cognomina teutona: forsan / Mitiget ars musis inscia verba virum. / Co[n]radus suueynheym: Arnoldus pa[n]nartzq[ue] magistri / Rome impresserunt talia multa simul. / Petrus cum fratre Francisco Maximus ambo / Huic operi aptatam contribuere domum.
Edited by Johannes Andreas, bishop of Aleria.
In two parts.
Paper format: Median folio
PML copy leaf dimensions: 31.8/32 x 21.5/21.8 cm
PML copy missing 73 leaves: vol. II, leaves [1]/1, [2]/3-8, and quires [27]-[33] (Fasti).
Printed in type 2:115R.
Title from incipit (vol. I, leaf [1]/2r): P. Ovidii Nasonis Magni operis Metamorphoseos. Liber primus.

Both volumes: 18th-century English gilt-stamped red morocco over paper boards (33 x 23 cm), sewn on 6 supports for the Earl of Pembroke. Marbled paper pastedowns and fly leaves with plain paper fly leaves; plain endbands; gilt edges.
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Hand decoration: Italian white vine illumination in each volume (of slightly different styles), rubricated with alternating red and blue lombards. Annotations: vol. I is heavily annotated in a early Italian hand; vol. II has moderate marginal notations.

Vol. I: Cesarini family of Rome, armorial, 15th century (leaf [1]/2r); Giovanni Angelo Altemps (d. 1620), Bibliotheca Altemps inscription (leaf [1]/1); Andrew Fletcher (1655-1716), of Saltoun, signature (leaf [1]/2r); Thomas Herbert, Earl of Pembroke (1656-1733), assembled the two volumes and had them bound, his shelf mark: Ke.12. (front endleaf 1 verso), his sale, Sotheby's, 26 June 1914, lot 146 for £150 to Archer [for: Charles Fairfax Murray?]; Harry Richardson Creswick (1902-1988), bookplate (front pastedown); Sotheby's, 26 April 1982, lot 472 (bought in); Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased via L.C. Harper, April 1982.