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Epistolae diversorum philosophorum., Greek

Label
Epistolae diversorum philosophorum.
Title
Epistolae diversorum philosophorum.
Statement of responsibility
Greek
Contributor
Binder
Editor
Former owner
Printer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • grelat
  • grc
Summary
First edition of a collection of letters by various Greek authors, many of which are now known to be spurious.
Related
Cataloging source
CLU
Citation location within source
  • *6659
  • V:560 (IA.24481)
  • E-64
  • p. 211, no. 2836
Citation source
  • Hain-Copinger
  • BM 15th cent.
  • Goff
  • Renouard, A.A. Annali delle edizione aldine. Bologna, 1953, p. 18, no. 1
  • Catalogue of the first portion of the Beckford library removed from Hamilton Palace (1882)
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
The collection, edited by Markos Mousouros, contains letters attributed to Plato, Demosthenes, Aristotle, Euripides, Aeschines, Isocrates, Apollonius of tyana, and Julian the Apostate
Label
Epistolae diversorum philosophorum., Greek
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • In 2 parts: pt. 1, [266] leaves; pt. 2, [138] leaves
  • Colophon, pt. 1 (recto of leaf [266]): Venetiis apud Aldum mense Martio M.ID. cum priuilegio ut in caeteris
  • Signatures: part 1: *6 [alpha]-[zeta]12 2[zeta]8 [eta]8 [theta]10 [iota]-[tau]8 2[tau]6 [upsilon]-[omega]8 [Alpha]-[Gamma]8 [Delta]4; part 2: [alpha]-[epsilon]8 [zeta]-[eta]6 [theta]-[rho]8 [sigma]6
  • Leaves [86] and [404] are blank
  • According to Renouard, this edition of Epistolae was printed on two types of paper, one of which was heavier and more beautiful
  • Text printed in Greek type; spaces left for capitals, with guide letters.a
  • Edited by Markos Mousouros. This volume marked the end of Mousouros' association with the Aldine press
  • Greek title romanized: Epistolai eiaphorōn philosophon
  • Printed in Aldus' second greek type; spaces left for capitals, with guide letters
Dimensions
22 cm (4to)
Extent
[404] leaves
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy 1: binding error, with Part 2 bound before Part 1. Bound in 19th-century brown morocco by Charles Lewis; spine lined with a leaf of blue paper printed waste; gold-stamped spine titles; all edges gilt; coated chocolate brown endpapers. Small blue leather bookplate stamped in gilt "Ex libris Robert Hoe" on front pastedown, with gilt monogram "RH" stamped along lower edge of pastedown. Formerly part of the William Beckford library; see 1882 Beckford catalogue (above). In modern rust brown cloth phase box, and brown leather and marbled paper slipcase; gold-stamped box title "Epistolae diversorum philosophorum. 1499." Purchase, Laurence Witten, 1982?
  • Copy 2: Part 2 bound before Part 1; printed on heavy paper, considered by Renouard to be the paper on which the best copies of this work were printed. Bound in the original binding of vellum over boards; two pairs of sewing holes along fore-edges of covers suggest earlier presence of two pairs of leather ties; upper board bears title, "Epistolai ellenikai" in Greek capital letters, written in a contemporary hand; other forms of title in different hands on upper and lower edges. Purchased 1986.
  • Copy 3: Imperfect: only part 2 is present, part 1 wanting. Bound in 18th-century [?] mottled calf; gilt spine panels; gold-stamped red leather letterpiece, with title "Philosophor. oratorum epistolae 1499. I;" marbled endpapers; edges sprinkled red. Three early ownership inscriptions on title page: "Episcopiis attine 1547," possibly the elder Nicolaus Episcopius, Basel printer; "Conradus Pfisterus Basil[iensis] 1601" (see Catalogue of the historical library of A.D. White (Ithaca, N.Y.: The University Press, 1889), p. 17); and "WetstenI A[nn]o 1637," possibly that of Johann Rudolf Wettstein (1614-1684), scholar and theology professor at Basel. Bookplate on front pastedown of Gerald P. Mander, Tettenhall Wood, Staffordshire, landowner and local historian of Wolverhampton. In modern light gray cloth drop-spine box; gold-stamped black leather spine label, with title "Incunabulum. Epistolae diversorum philosophorum. Venice. Aldus Manutius, Romanus 1499."
System control number
  • (OCoLC)12073621
  • ucoclc12073621
Label
Epistolae diversorum philosophorum., Greek
Publication
Note
  • In 2 parts: pt. 1, [266] leaves; pt. 2, [138] leaves
  • Colophon, pt. 1 (recto of leaf [266]): Venetiis apud Aldum mense Martio M.ID. cum priuilegio ut in caeteris
  • Signatures: part 1: *6 [alpha]-[zeta]12 2[zeta]8 [eta]8 [theta]10 [iota]-[tau]8 2[tau]6 [upsilon]-[omega]8 [Alpha]-[Gamma]8 [Delta]4; part 2: [alpha]-[epsilon]8 [zeta]-[eta]6 [theta]-[rho]8 [sigma]6
  • Leaves [86] and [404] are blank
  • According to Renouard, this edition of Epistolae was printed on two types of paper, one of which was heavier and more beautiful
  • Text printed in Greek type; spaces left for capitals, with guide letters.a
  • Edited by Markos Mousouros. This volume marked the end of Mousouros' association with the Aldine press
  • Greek title romanized: Epistolai eiaphorōn philosophon
  • Printed in Aldus' second greek type; spaces left for capitals, with guide letters
Dimensions
22 cm (4to)
Extent
[404] leaves
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy 1: binding error, with Part 2 bound before Part 1. Bound in 19th-century brown morocco by Charles Lewis; spine lined with a leaf of blue paper printed waste; gold-stamped spine titles; all edges gilt; coated chocolate brown endpapers. Small blue leather bookplate stamped in gilt "Ex libris Robert Hoe" on front pastedown, with gilt monogram "RH" stamped along lower edge of pastedown. Formerly part of the William Beckford library; see 1882 Beckford catalogue (above). In modern rust brown cloth phase box, and brown leather and marbled paper slipcase; gold-stamped box title "Epistolae diversorum philosophorum. 1499." Purchase, Laurence Witten, 1982?
  • Copy 2: Part 2 bound before Part 1; printed on heavy paper, considered by Renouard to be the paper on which the best copies of this work were printed. Bound in the original binding of vellum over boards; two pairs of sewing holes along fore-edges of covers suggest earlier presence of two pairs of leather ties; upper board bears title, "Epistolai ellenikai" in Greek capital letters, written in a contemporary hand; other forms of title in different hands on upper and lower edges. Purchased 1986.
  • Copy 3: Imperfect: only part 2 is present, part 1 wanting. Bound in 18th-century [?] mottled calf; gilt spine panels; gold-stamped red leather letterpiece, with title "Philosophor. oratorum epistolae 1499. I;" marbled endpapers; edges sprinkled red. Three early ownership inscriptions on title page: "Episcopiis attine 1547," possibly the elder Nicolaus Episcopius, Basel printer; "Conradus Pfisterus Basil[iensis] 1601" (see Catalogue of the historical library of A.D. White (Ithaca, N.Y.: The University Press, 1889), p. 17); and "WetstenI A[nn]o 1637," possibly that of Johann Rudolf Wettstein (1614-1684), scholar and theology professor at Basel. Bookplate on front pastedown of Gerald P. Mander, Tettenhall Wood, Staffordshire, landowner and local historian of Wolverhampton. In modern light gray cloth drop-spine box; gold-stamped black leather spine label, with title "Incunabulum. Epistolae diversorum philosophorum. Venice. Aldus Manutius, Romanus 1499."
System control number
  • (OCoLC)12073621
  • ucoclc12073621

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