Thucydidis Historiarum Peloponnesium : liber primus.

Accession number: 
PML 16326
[Treviso] : [Johannes Rubeus Vercellensis], [1483?]
[136] leaves ; 30 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1909.

Title from caption in capitals at incipit on leaf a3 recto.
No colophon. Imprint from ISTC.
Printed in Rubeus's type 2:82R.
Signatures: a-r⁸: 136 leaves, a1 and r8 blank. Leaf a1 unsigned.
Paper format: Chancery folio
Translated from Greek into Latin by Laurentius Valla.
Edited by Bartholomaeus Parthenius Benacensis.
The Life of Thucydides at the end, translated by Bartholomaeus Parthenius Benacensis and attributed in the book to [Ammianus] Marcellinus, is an anonymous work: see Bod-inc 203.
Spaces left blank for initials.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 29.6 x 19.8 cm.

Contemporary Italian blind-tooled leather over wooden boards (30.5 x 20.5 cm.), sewn on 3 supports; rebacked.
Variant Title: 

De bello Peloponnesiaco


Hand decoration: Rubrication unrealized. Annotations: Contemporary headlines and foliation; minimal marginal notations. Manuscript title on bottom edge. Contemporary inscriptions: "Faustin do," "Aliud," and "Cyclopes / Lestringones 66" (front fly leaf recto) and "Santus Franchicus" (leaf a1r).

Giroldus Bonzagnus, purchase inscription 6 Sept. 1485: "Innocentii octavi pont. max. Anno p[ri]mo: Salutis n[o]s[trae] Mcccclxxx quinto die sexta Sept[embris] emi libru[m] hunc ego Girold[us] Bo[n]zagn[us] Romae" (leaf r4v); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased from Giuseppe Martini, Oct. 1909.