De remediis utriusque fortunae.

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Accession number: 
PML 35456.1
Author: 
Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374.
Published: 
[Strasbourg] : [Heinrich Eggestein?], [not after 1474]
Description: 
[194] leaves ; 29 cm (fol.)
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Purchased in 1939.
Notes: 

BMC and Goff assign the printing to Conrad Fyner, Esslingen. The printer was first distinguished by Scholderer in Gutenberg-Jahrbuch (1950), p.168, where he assigns it to the Printer of the 1472 Aquinas 'Summa'; reprinted in Fifty Essays, pp.224-28. Ohly (Gutenberg Jahrbuch, 1962) argues for Heinrich Eggestein as printer; CIBN P-162 and Bod-inc P-169 also assign doubtfully to Eggestein.
Collation: [1-5¹⁰ 6¹²(+1* and **); 7¹⁰ 8¹²(+7*); 9-12¹⁰ 13¹²; 14-16¹⁰ 17⁸ 18¹⁰ 19⁴]: 194 leaves, leaves [8]/1, [13]/3, and [19]/3-4 blank.
Copy sold in Stuttgarter Antiquariat 134 (1986), Nr. 14 rubricated in 1474 (see GW).
Paper format: Chancery folio
PML Checklist assigns to Esslingen: Fyner, ca. 1475 but with a note to switch to "Strassburg: anonymous (but possibly Eggestein)." ChL number based on Esslingen/Fyner attribution.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 27.5 x 20.7 cm
PML copy with index (quire [19]) bound first.
PML volume includes three manuscripts texts on 12 quires at end.
Printed in type 96G.
Quire [19] (index) sometimes bound first (Bodleian and PML copies).

Binding: 
Contemporary blind-tooled calf over wooden boards (29 x 21 cm) by Pancracius Hochberg (a.k.a. Pancratius) in Basel (EBDB w000061; Kyriss 57). 2 clasps, straps wanting, and brass corner strips. Plain paper pastedowns; decorative endbands. Manuscript title label: "Franciscus petrarcha de Remedio utriusq[ue] fortune Et alia q[uam] plura valde v[?]ia." 4 spine labels: 2 gilt-stamped leather title labels, a paper label "Sine Anno. Seac: XV.," and a partially-removed gilt-stamped leather label (former shelf mark?).
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Hand decoration: Rubricated, red outline lombards and capital strokes (quires [1] and part of [2] only). Lombard on leaf [2]/1r with initials "K R S." Annotations: Contemporary annotations, headlines, and manicules in first few quires only. Contemporary contents of volume on first fly leaf with heading "Text[us] ph[iloso]pho[rum]." Inscription "Dabrius(?)" on front pastedown and first fly recto.

Provenance: 
Füssen, St. Mang (Benedictines), early sixteenth-century(?) inscription, "S. Magni in Fuessen," (front pastedown and leaf [1]/1r of PML 35456.1); Pierpont Morgan Library, booklabel (front pastedown), purchased from E.P. Goldschmidt & Co., April 1939.
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