Opera.

Accession number: 
PML 51414.2
Author: 
Sallust, 86-34 B.C.
Published: 
Impressus Romae : per .M. Eucharium Silver alias Franck, Anno Salutis .M.CCCCXC. Tertia Nonas Aprilis [3 April 1490].
Description: 
[142] leaves ; (4to)
Credit Line: 
Purchased in 1961.
Notes: 

Title from ISTC.
Incipit, leaf a3r: C. CRISPI. SALLVSTI. LIBER. DE CONIVRATIONE. L. SERGI. CATILINAE.
Imprint from colophon, leaf t6r: Impressus Romae per .M. Eucharium Silver alias Franck. Anno Salutis .M.CCCCXC. Tertia Nonas Aprilis. Sedente .Innocentio. VIII. Pon. Max. Anno eius Sexto.
Printed in Silber's type 3:114R.
Signatures: a⁸ b-k⁸·⁸·⁶ l⁸ m-r⁸·⁸·⁶ s-t⁸: 142 leaves, leaves a1 and t8 blank.
Paper format: Chancery quarto.
Edited by Pomponius Laetus.
Capital spaces, with printed guide letters.
The Declamatio is spuriously attributed to M. Porcius Latro (CIBN).
PML copy leaf dimensions: 20.8 x 14 cm.
PML copy missing 1 leaf: t8 (blank).

Binding: 
Early-16th century (ca. 1515-1520) blind-tooled Italian goatskin over pasteboards (21.5 x 14.5 cm.), sewn on 5 supports' rebacked. Blind-stamped on both covers with a portrait medallion of Julius Caesar. Modern plain paper pastedowns and endleaves; modern decorative endbands; gilt and guaffered edges (worn). 2 ties, missing.
Inscriptions/Markings: 

Hand decoration: Rubrication unrealized. Annotations: Contemporary marginal annotations throughout by a scholar in the circle of Pomponio Leto, including remarks on political events and an account of metrical clausulae. Inscription: "Martialis de Salustio. Hic erit ut perhibent doctor[um] corda viror[um]. Primus Romana Crispus in historia" (leaf a1v). 15 leaves bound in at end including "De nomine urb[e] ro[mae]" derived from the annotations in Vatican, Stamp.Ross.441; in same hand as marginal the notations in the text, likely missing 1 leaf of text between leaves 14-15.

Provenance: 
Angelo P[???]ti, abraded inscription (partially visible under UV: "[Ad usum D. Angelo P[???]ti ?R?T] Haec optima eclitio" (leaf a2r of Sallust), unidentified Italian scholar in the circle of Pomponio Leto, contemporary annotations (throughout Sallust); George Dunn (1864-1912), Woolley Hall, Maidenhead, booklabel (front pastedown), notes and price code: [delta nu omega], purchased Aug. 1905 (front endleaf 1 recto); his sale, Sotheby's, 22 Nov. 1917, lot 3134; Arthur Kay (d. 1939), engraved bookplate (front pastedow); his sale, Sotheby's 29 May 1930, lot 315 for £15.15s; Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from Bernard Rosenthal, 1961.
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