Historia natvrale di C. Plinio Secondo / tradocta di lingva latina in fiorentina per Christophoro Landino fiorentino al serenissimo Ferdinando re di Napoli.

Accession number: 
PML 19226
Pliny, the Elder.
Venetiis : opus Nicolai Jansonis gallici impressum, .M.CCCCLXXVI [1476].
[415] leaves ; 42 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1912.

Title from caption, leaf [1]/2r.
Imprint from colophon, leaf [43]/9v: Opvs Nicolai Iansonis Gallici Impressvm anno salvtis .M. CCCCLXXVI. Venetiis.
Printed in Jenson's types 1:115R and 10:115Gk.
Collation: [1-21¹⁰ 22-26⁸ 27-36¹⁰ 37⁸(+1) 38¹⁰ 39⁸ 40-41¹⁰ 42⁸ 43¹⁰]: leaves [1]/1 and [43]/10 blank.
Paper format: Royal folio.
Jenson sent 24 copies to the commissioner Giambattista Ridolfi about the beginning of June 1476; Ridolfi had received 1003 copies (of the 1025 to be printed, each to be sold at seven ducats) by 20 Sept. See F. Edler de Roover in La Bibliofilia, 55 (1953), 110-11.
For variant settings, cf. BMC and Hain.
PML copy on vellum.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 39.5 x 29.5 cm.
PML copy missing 2 leaves: [1]/1 and [43]/10 (blanks).

19th-century full maroon morocco over heavy paper boards (42 x 28 cm), sewn on 5 supports. Gilt-tooled turn-ins with plain vellum pastedowns and endleaves; plain, stuck-on endbands; gilt edges.
Variant Title: 

Historia naturale


Hand decoration: Rubrication unrealized. Annotations: No marginal notations in text.

Robert Hoe (1839-1909), book label (front pastedown), bibliographic notes, citing what was thought to be a missing blank leaf, [37]/10 (front endleaf 1 recto), his sale, Anderson Auction Company, part II, 8 Jan. 1912, lot 2703 (and p. viii); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased from Bernard Quaritch, Jan. 1912.