Venice, Italy, 1570.
Red morocco over double pasteboards with sunk compartments; cut leather; gold-tooled, gold-painted; compartments blocked in gold lacquer, traces of four pairs of red silk ties, edges gilt; binding measures 240 x 180 x 35 mm.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1899.
115 leaves (1 column, 23 lines), bound : vellum ; 230 x 170 mm
Unidentified arms of original owner on binding (tiercé per bend gold, gules, sable; a bend gold); Frederick Startridge Ellis (1830-1901) sale (London, Sotheby's, Nov. 18, 1885, lot 2990) to James Toovey (catalogue, 1901, p. 85); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Toovey Collection in 1899; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. written in Venice, Italy; dated Oct. 2, 1570 on fol. 2.
Title from Needham.
Lacks fol. 1.