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The Resource Polyanthea opus suauissimis floribus exornatum compositum per Dominicum Nanum Mirabellium, ciuem Albensem artiumq[ue] doctorem ad communem utilitatem

Polyanthea opus suauissimis floribus exornatum compositum per Dominicum Nanum Mirabellium, ciuem Albensem artiumq[ue] doctorem ad communem utilitatem

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Polyanthea opus suauissimis floribus exornatum compositum per Dominicum Nanum Mirabellium, ciuem Albensem artiumq[ue] doctorem ad communem utilitatem
Title
Polyanthea opus suauissimis floribus exornatum compositum per Dominicum Nanum Mirabellium, ciuem Albensem artiumq[ue] doctorem ad communem utilitatem
Title variation
Polyanthea opvs svavissimis floribvs exornatvm compositvm per Dominicvm Nanvm Mirabellivm
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Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • lat
  • grc
  • lat
Summary
First edition of a popular encyclopedic work, one of the first general reference works produced for the printed book market, by Domenico Nani Mirabelli, school rector, archpriest of the cathedral in Savona, and papal secretary.
Cataloging source
EQO
Citation location within source
  • page 460
  • 4919
  • no. 255 and plates 52 and 57
  • page 389
  • page 108
  • CNCE 31512
Citation source
  • Short-title catalogue of books printed in Italy and of Italian books printed in other countries from 1465 to 1600 now in the British Museum
  • Sander, M. Livre à figures italien depuis 1467 jusqu'à 1530
  • Kristeller, P. Lombardische Graphik der Renaissance
  • Fumagalli, G. Lexicon typographicum Italia
  • Norton, F.J. Italian printers, 1501-1520
  • EDIT 16
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Text in Latin with sections in Greek
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
The Polyanthea exemplifies the early modern Latin reference work, compiled by multiple authors from an objective point of view for the common good, and intended to serve a wide range of interests. Included are selections from the writings of over 150 authors--Biblical, Roman, Greek, and Italian--from Aristotle to Dante, arranged in alphabetical order and covering subjects in the fields of classical antiquity, medieval history, natural history and medicine. The author notes in his preface that some of the authors had taken positions contrary to the Church, but Nani's careful selection of texts was made with the moral edification of Christians in mind; in particular, his audience was young people studying rhetoric (Jeremy Norman's History of Science)
Label
Polyanthea opus suauissimis floribus exornatum compositum per Dominicum Nanum Mirabellium, ciuem Albensem artiumq[ue] doctorem ad communem utilitatem
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Imprint from colophon
  • Signatures: [alpha]-[beta]6, a-z8 & 8 [con]8 [rum]8, A-P8 Q-R6
  • Woodcuts: large two-thirds page woodcut illustration on recto of leaf a1 by the Master of the Melchior da Parma, depicting the author presenting his work to scholars and ecclesiastics; several series of white-line woodcut initials; Silva's white-on-black device on recto of leaf R5, featuring a trisected circle containing the printer's initials "F" and "S," surmounted by a cross
  • Title page printed in red; second leaf printed in red and black, including a large white-line initial "D" printed in red; text and marginal references printed in roman type, in two columns
  • Errata: recto of leaf R6 at end
  • Includes index
  • Not in Adams, H.M. Catalogue of books printed on the continent of Europe, 1501-1600, in Cambridge libraries
Dimensions
31 cm (folio)
Extent
[12], CCCXXXIX, [1] leaves
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: bound in 17th- or 18th-century binder's paper boards; old manuscript spine title. Ownership inscriptions on title page of Ludovico Cuomo (16th century); Antonio Bireghi [?] (17th century?); and A. Bertanini [?] dated 1868. Purchase, Bruce McKittrick, 1990.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)62185810
  • ucoclc62185810
Label
Polyanthea opus suauissimis floribus exornatum compositum per Dominicum Nanum Mirabellium, ciuem Albensem artiumq[ue] doctorem ad communem utilitatem
Publication
Note
  • Imprint from colophon
  • Signatures: [alpha]-[beta]6, a-z8 & 8 [con]8 [rum]8, A-P8 Q-R6
  • Woodcuts: large two-thirds page woodcut illustration on recto of leaf a1 by the Master of the Melchior da Parma, depicting the author presenting his work to scholars and ecclesiastics; several series of white-line woodcut initials; Silva's white-on-black device on recto of leaf R5, featuring a trisected circle containing the printer's initials "F" and "S," surmounted by a cross
  • Title page printed in red; second leaf printed in red and black, including a large white-line initial "D" printed in red; text and marginal references printed in roman type, in two columns
  • Errata: recto of leaf R6 at end
  • Includes index
  • Not in Adams, H.M. Catalogue of books printed on the continent of Europe, 1501-1600, in Cambridge libraries
Dimensions
31 cm (folio)
Extent
[12], CCCXXXIX, [1] leaves
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: bound in 17th- or 18th-century binder's paper boards; old manuscript spine title. Ownership inscriptions on title page of Ludovico Cuomo (16th century); Antonio Bireghi [?] (17th century?); and A. Bertanini [?] dated 1868. Purchase, Bruce McKittrick, 1990.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)62185810
  • ucoclc62185810

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