Silii Italici Punicorum.

Accession number: 
PML 97-98
Silius Italicus, Tiberius Catius.
Rome : Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz, [not before 5 April 1471]
[194] leaves ; 34 x 24 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Toovey collection, 1899.

Title from incipit (leaf [1]/2r): Silii Italici Punicorum Liber primus Incipit.
Colophon (leaf [17]/4v): Anno d[omi]nici Natalis .M.CCCC.LXXI. die .v. mensis Aprilis. Summo Pont. Paulo .II. Veneto Anno pont. vii. Io. An. Ep[iscop]us Alerien[sis] In Insula Cyrno. recognitione[m] absoluit diebus circiter .xv. Lector benivole vale perpetuo.
Printed in types 2:115R and 115Gk.
Collation: [1-15¹⁰ 16⁸ 17⁶; 18-19⁸; 20-21⁶]: 194 leaves, leaves [1]/1, [17]/5-6, [18]/1, and [21]/6 blank.
Paper format: Median folio
Edited by Johannes Andreas, bishop of Aleria.
Printed in a run of 275 copies.
PML copy bound in two volumes. Vol. II may have originally been bound first since a manuscript contents and provenance inscription is on leaf [18]/1v.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 32.5 x 22.8 cm
PML copy missing 3 leaves: [1]/1 and [17]/5-6 (blanks).

Both volumes: 19th-century French gilt-stamped green straight-grained morocco over paper boards (34 x 24 cm), sewn on 5 supports. Marbled paper pastedowns and fly leaves with plain paper fly leaves; decorative endbands; gilt edges.

Hand decoration: Rubricated, red and blue (washed/faded) lombards, several initials replaced with modern illumination; some initials unrealized. Annotations: Contemporary manuscript contents and provenance inscription (leaf [18]/1v) and some marginal notations (in Calpurnius and Hesiod only) in a humanist hand. "Munich"(?) (leaf [18]/1v).

Paulus, Johannes and Paulus de Dieciaintis, ownership inscription: Hic liber est Pauli & Johannis & Pauli de dieciaintis, 15th century (leaf [18]/1v); John Bellingham Inglis (1780-1870), shelf mark inscriptions: +I and I+ (front fly leaf of each volume); Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843), armorial bookplate with shelf mark: VI R.e.22 (front pastedown of each volume); his sale, Evans, 22 April 1844, part V, lot 479, to Payne for £11.10.0; Archibald Acheson, Earl of Gosford (1806-1864), armorial booklabel (front pastedown of each volume); James Toovey (1814-1893), Burnham Abbey booklabel (front pastedown of vol. I); J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Toovey collection, 1899.