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The Resource Hypnerotomachia Poliphili : ubi humana omnia non nisis omnium esse docet atque obiter plurima scitu sane quam digna commemorat

Hypnerotomachia Poliphili : ubi humana omnia non nisis omnium esse docet atque obiter plurima scitu sane quam digna commemorat

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Hypnerotomachia Poliphili : ubi humana omnia non nisis omnium esse docet atque obiter plurima scitu sane quam digna commemorat
Title
Hypnerotomachia Poliphili
Title remainder
ubi humana omnia non nisis omnium esse docet atque obiter plurima scitu sane quam digna commemorat
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Summary
Story of Poliphilo described in a hybrid Latin-vernacular language as a dream within a dream, "in which he searches for his beloved Polia 'in a landscape of desire, filled with fantastic invented artworks based on the study of ancient monuments';" see In Praise of Aldus Manutius (ca. 1452-1515): Benedetto Bordon, a life in the world of books. New York: PrPH Books, 2015, page 18, which cites H.K. Szépe, "Desire in the printed dream of Poliphilo," Art history 19 (1996):386
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DLC
Citation location within source
  • no. 35
  • V:561 (IB.24500)
  • *5501
  • 7223
  • C-767
  • 2056
  • page 21, no. 5
  • 5574
Citation source
  • University of California, Los Angeles. Aldine Press
  • Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Museum
  • Copinger, W.A. Supplement to Hain’s Repertorium bibliographicum
  • Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke
  • Goff, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries
  • Sander, M. Livre à figures italien depuis 1467 jusqu’à 1530
  • Renouard, A.A. Annales de l'imprimerie des Alde
  • Proctor, R. Index to the early printed books in the British Museum
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
Incun.
LC item number
1499 .C6
Literary form
fiction
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Hypnerotomachia Poliphili : ubi humana omnia non nisis omnium esse docet atque obiter plurima scitu sane quam digna commemorat
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Note
  • Name of author given in an acrostic (POLIAM FRATER FRANCISCUS COLVMNA PERAMAVIT) formed by the first letters (i.e., woodcut initials) of the chapters
  • Imprint from colophon
  • Signatures: [A]4 a-y8 z10 A-E8 (C1 signed E) F4
  • Woodcuts: text extensively illustrated with woodcut drawing; those on leaves [10b] and [21a] signed: "b," probably for Benedetto Bordon who is generally acknowledged as the artist of Aldus's only illustrated book, who worked closely with Aldus, and who probably headed a team of designers and woodcutters, given the varying levels of both quality and execution of the 172 woodcuts accompanying the text; see In Praise of Aldus Manutius (ca. 1452-1515): Benedetto Bordon, a life in the world of books. New York: PrPH Books, 2015, pages 16-24
  • Text printed in roman type
  • Printing privilege on title-page below title: "Cautum est, ne quis in dominio ill. S. V. impune hunc librum queat impprimere."
  • Errata: recto of last leaf
Dimensions
33 cm (fol.)
Extent
[234] leaves
Lccn
48040450
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: copy made up from 3 or 4 copies, one (providing signatures b and c) much narrower; leaf [5] torn and mended; last leaf remargined, verso reinforced with tissue. Some leaves slightly stained. Bound in red crushed morocco boards by Riviere & Son, finished in gilt in a design of classic portal, columns left and right, pediment above; gold-stamped spine title "Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. Venetiis. 1499;" edges gilt when rebound. Bookplates of John Ruskin of Brantwood, and "John Charrington, The Grange, Shenley" on front pastedown. In modern beige cloth and red leather clamshell box; gold-stamped spine title "Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. Colonna. 1499." Purchased by Lawrence Clark Powell during a European book trip, spring 1960 [see UCLA Librarian 13, no. 25 (Sept. 16, 1960), page 1].
Other physical details
ill. (woodcuts)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)08922460
  • ucoclc8922460
Label
Hypnerotomachia Poliphili : ubi humana omnia non nisis omnium esse docet atque obiter plurima scitu sane quam digna commemorat
Publication
Note
  • Name of author given in an acrostic (POLIAM FRATER FRANCISCUS COLVMNA PERAMAVIT) formed by the first letters (i.e., woodcut initials) of the chapters
  • Imprint from colophon
  • Signatures: [A]4 a-y8 z10 A-E8 (C1 signed E) F4
  • Woodcuts: text extensively illustrated with woodcut drawing; those on leaves [10b] and [21a] signed: "b," probably for Benedetto Bordon who is generally acknowledged as the artist of Aldus's only illustrated book, who worked closely with Aldus, and who probably headed a team of designers and woodcutters, given the varying levels of both quality and execution of the 172 woodcuts accompanying the text; see In Praise of Aldus Manutius (ca. 1452-1515): Benedetto Bordon, a life in the world of books. New York: PrPH Books, 2015, pages 16-24
  • Text printed in roman type
  • Printing privilege on title-page below title: "Cautum est, ne quis in dominio ill. S. V. impune hunc librum queat impprimere."
  • Errata: recto of last leaf
Dimensions
33 cm (fol.)
Extent
[234] leaves
Lccn
48040450
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: copy made up from 3 or 4 copies, one (providing signatures b and c) much narrower; leaf [5] torn and mended; last leaf remargined, verso reinforced with tissue. Some leaves slightly stained. Bound in red crushed morocco boards by Riviere & Son, finished in gilt in a design of classic portal, columns left and right, pediment above; gold-stamped spine title "Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. Venetiis. 1499;" edges gilt when rebound. Bookplates of John Ruskin of Brantwood, and "John Charrington, The Grange, Shenley" on front pastedown. In modern beige cloth and red leather clamshell box; gold-stamped spine title "Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. Colonna. 1499." Purchased by Lawrence Clark Powell during a European book trip, spring 1960 [see UCLA Librarian 13, no. 25 (Sept. 16, 1960), page 1].
Other physical details
ill. (woodcuts)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)08922460
  • ucoclc8922460

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