Valerii Maximi Romane urbis iurisp[er]itissimi i[n] libru[m] factoru[m] et dictoru[m] memorabiliu[m] ad Tiberiu[m] cesarem

Accession number: 
PML 23
Valerius Maximus.
Mainz : Peter Schoeffer, 14 June 1471.
[198] leaves ; 30 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.

Printed in Schoeffer's type 5:118G.
Collation: [1-3¹⁰; 4¹²; 5¹⁰ 6¹²; 7-9¹⁰; 10¹²(+11*); 11-13¹⁰; 14⁸; 15¹⁰ 16¹⁰(+9*); 17-18¹⁰ 19¹²]: 198 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery folio
For variants, see CIBN V-15.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 28.2 x 20.2 cm.
PML copy has
PML copy with pinholes in bottom center margin.

18th-century gilt-tooled French red morocco over paper boards (29.4 x 21.7 cm). Marbled paper pastedowns and fly leaves; decorative endbands; gilt edges.

Hand decoration: Illuminated white vine initial inhabited with a green rabbit on leaf [1]/1r; rubricated, red and blue lombards (with guide letters) and paragraph marks, yellow capital strokes/infill, headlines. Rubrics on leaves [1]/4r and [1]/6r-v filled in by hand; Greek text not added. Annotations: Contemporary manuscript quire signatures in bottom center margin, most trimmed, but signatures remain on inserted leaves in quires [10] and [16]. Note on leaf [19]/12v of total number of quires: "xix cod." Contemporary marginal annotations, some in headline hand, and nota bene marks; manicules.

Guillelmus Flamingus(?), inscription, "guillo flamig p[er]tinet" (leaf [19]/12r); Louis-Jean Gaignat (1697-1768); his sale, de Bure, Supplement a la Bibliographie instructive, 1769, no. 3521; Michael Wodhull (1740-1816), inscription (first paper fly leaf), purchased from Payne, 1 Dec. 1770, Wodhull left his collection to his sister-in-law Mary Ingram, who left it in 1824 to Samuel Amy Severne; J.E. Severne and Wodhull sale, Sotheby's London, 11 January 1886; William Morris (1834-1896), Kelmscott House, Hammersmith, booklabel (front pastedown); Richard Bennett (1849-1930), armorial bookplate (front pastedown); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.