De vero bono.

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PML 33824
Valla, Lorenzo, 1407-1457.
Louvain : [Rodolphus Loeffs de Driel], 1483
[190] leaves ; 22 cm (4to)
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Purchased in 1937.

Incipit (leaf a2r): Eloquentissimi doctissimiq[ue] viri Laurentii de Valla In librum suu[m] pagericon de vero bono Prohemium Feliciter Incipit.
Colophon (leaf [et]6v): Doctissimi eloquentissimiq[ue] viri Laurentii vallen[sis] In pogiu[m] florentinu[m] Apologus Finit feliciter Impressus Louanii Anno domini M.CCCC.lxxxiii.
Printed in type 1:97G.
Collation: a-z⁸ [et]⁶: 190 leaves, leaf a1 blank.
Paper format: Chancery quarto
Goff assigns additionally to Hermannus de Nassau.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 20.6 x 14 cm.

Contemporary German blind-stamped calf over wooden boards (22 x 15 cm), sewn on 3 supports by the Madonna (Maria) workshop, Nuremberg (EBDB w000917, Kyriss 120, active 1473-1503); rebacked. Corner pieces and central boss, 2 clasps. Plain paper pastedowns and fly leaves; decorative endbands; edges colored yellow.
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Opus de vero bono


Hand decoration: Rubricated, alternating red and blue lombards with red paragraph marks and underlining. Annotations: Marginal notations by Münzer.

Hieronymus Münzer, ownership inscription: Hic liber est mei Hieronimi Monetarii de Feltkirchen arcium medicineque doctoris quem mihi comparavit Nurembergem in diebus septembris anno salutis 1488, and table of contents, 1488 (front pastedown), notes/citations from Valla (leaf a1r), and marginalia; Austria, Bundesdenkmalamt, ink stamp, 19 XI 29; Gilhofer & Ranschburg, unidentified sale; Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from Gilhofer & Ranschburg, March 1937.