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mei/02141263 Inc 6120 (B) IN PROCESS [02141263]

Cambridge MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library (US) : Inc 6120 (B) IN PROCESS

ISTC No.id00029000
AuthorDante Alighieri
TitleLa Commedia (Comm: Christophorus Landinus). Add: Marsilius Ficinus: Ad Dantem gratulatio [Latin & Italian]
ImprintFlorence : Nicolaus Laurentii, Alamanus, 30 Aug. 1481
Format
Languageita
SubjectLiterature
Keywordspoetry; commentary; collection
Periodmedieval

Description of Copy

Copy Id02141263
Holding InstitutionCambridge MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library (US)
ShelfmarkInc 6120 (B) IN PROCESS
NoteCreated by Camilla Marangoni for the Polonsky project "Dante 1481". Revised by John Lancaster. Record created from Walsh and other secondary sources; book not yet examined.
Physical DescriptionThree engravings: one for Canto I, one for Canto II and a repetition of the second engraving before Canto III (Cathegory B of Hind's classification system). Only the fourth blank leaf is present. In this copy leaf oo6v has reading “per sua instituta misericordia”; leaf A1r, missigned aa1, is set up in 48 lines, the last beginning “ita: ne da tempo.”
Size of leaves415 × 280 mm
Copy FeaturesIncomplete
Variant
No rubrication
Support material (book)Paper
SourceJ. E. Walsh, "A catalogue of the fifteenth-century printed books in the Harvard University Library", Binghamton NY, Tempe AZ, 1991-95, 2853.

Provenance 1481 - 1700

Areae-it
Time period1481 - 1700
Provenance nameFlorence, Benedictine nuns, le Murate, OSB, 1424-1817 [Corporate body; Former Owner] (Female, Religious institution, Religious)
de' Tanini, Anna Lena OSB, 1481 [Person; Former Owner] (Female, Clergy, Religious) Floruit
Suor Domitilla OSB, 1481 [Person; Former Owner] (Female, Clergy, Religious) Floruit
Provenance TypeInscription
Manuscript Notes
Link to Provenance ImageImage in CERL Provenance Digital Archive Annotation, l. b1v
Manuscript notesMarginal annotations in different hands, Italy, 15-17th century.
Extraction of keywordsYes
Reading marks (underlining and pointing hands)Yes
SourceBook in hand

Provenance 1810 - 1843

PlaceLondon (Geonames ID: 2643743)
Areae-uk-en
Time period1810 - 1843
Provenance nameAugustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, 1773 - 1843 [Person; Former Owner] (Male, Scholar, Royalty)
Provenance TypeExlibris
Link to Provenance ImageImage in CERL Provenance Digital Archive Bookplate
NoteBookplate of the Duke of Sussex. No. 457 in pt. 5 of Evan's sale catalogue (April 1845): "Bibliotheca Sussexiana: the extensive and valuable library of His Royal Highness the late Duke of Sussex, K.G. &c. &c. ... which will be sold by auction by Messrs. Evans".
Binding note19th-century dark blue straight-grain morocco, edges gilt. This corresponds with the description in the Sussex sale catalogue, so presumably bound for him.
Binding date19th cent.
Binding typeBoards
Board materialPaper
Cover materialLeather
FurnitureNo
Binding statusRebound
EdgesGilt
Writing on edgesNone
GaufferedNo
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceLibrary catalogue
Auction / Sales Catalogue

Provenance 1845 - 1845

PlaceLondon
Areae-uk-en
Time period1845 - 1845
Provenance nameLilly, Joseph, 1804 - 1870 [Person; Bookseller] (Male, Booktrade, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeDocumentary Evidence
NoteThe purchaser at the Sussex sale is recorded in an annotated copy of the sale catalogue as "Lilly", for £2/6/0.
Method of acquisitionPurchase
Price2/6/0 British pounds
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceAuction / Sales Catalogue

Provenance 1845 - 1868

PlaceLondon (Geonames ID: 2643743)
Areae-uk
Time period1845 - 1868
Provenance nameBruce, Col. John Wyndham , 1809 - 1868 [Person; Former Owner] (Male, Lawyer)
Provenance TypeExlibris
Link to Provenance ImageImage in CERL Provenance Digital Archive Bookplate
NoteBookplate of John Wyndham Bruce. Acquisition date conjectural.
Method of acquisitionPurchase
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceLibrary catalogue

Provenance 1868 - 1875

PlaceLondon (Geonames ID: 2643743)
Areae-uk
Time period1868 - 1875
Provenance nameQuaritch, Bernard, 1819 - 1899 [Person; Bookseller] (Male, Booktrade, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeDocumentary Evidence
NoteRecorded by James F. Hunnewell as purchased from Quaritch in February 1875. Acquisition date conjectural.
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceHist. Library Catalogue / Accession Journal

Provenance 1875 - 1919

PlaceBoston (Geonames ID: 4930956)
Arean-us-ma
Time period1875 - 1919
Provenance nameHunnewell, James Frothingham, 1832 - 1910 [Person; Former Owner] (Male, Business, No characterisation/lay)
Hunnewell, James Melville, 1879 - 1954 [Person; Donor] (Male, Business, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeExlibris
NoteBookplate of James Frothingham Hunnewell. Purchased by James Frothingham Hunnewell from Quaritch in February 1875 for £8/15/0 ($52.50), as recorded in his annotated copy of his 1873 privately printed catalogue; inherited by his son James Melville Hunnewell on his father's death in 1910; given to Harvard in 1919.
Method of acquisitionPurchase
Price8/15/0 British pounds Converted by Hunnewell in his annotated catalogue at the rate of $6 to the pound, his cost thus $52.50 US.
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceLibrary catalogue

Provenance 1919 -

PlaceCambridge (Geonames ID: 4931972)
Arean-us-ma
Time period1919 -
Provenance nameHarvard Library, 1636- [Corporate body; Present Owner] (University, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeBibliographic Evidence
NoteReceived from James Melville Hunnewell, January 1919.
Method of acquisitionDonation
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceLibrary catalogue

Other Information

CompletenessThe enumeration of provenance evidence is considered incomplete
Last Edit2023-06-23 07:25:44

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  02141263

Cambridge MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library (US) : Inc 6120 (B) IN PROCESS

ISTC No.id00029000
AuthorDante Alighieri
TitleLa Commedia (Comm: Christophorus Landinus). Add: Marsilius Ficinus: Ad Dantem gratulatio [Latin & Italian]
ImprintFlorence : Nicolaus Laurentii, Alamanus, 30 Aug. 1481
Format
Languageita
SubjectLiterature
Keywordspoetry; commentary; collection
Periodmedieval

Description of Copy

Copy Id02141263
Holding InstitutionCambridge MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library (US)
ShelfmarkInc 6120 (B) IN PROCESS
NoteCreated by Camilla Marangoni for the Polonsky project "Dante 1481". Revised by John Lancaster. Record created from Walsh and other secondary sources; book not yet examined.
Physical DescriptionThree engravings: one for Canto I, one for Canto II and a repetition of the second engraving before Canto III (Cathegory B of Hind's classification system). Only the fourth blank leaf is present. In this copy leaf oo6v has reading “per sua instituta misericordia”; leaf A1r, missigned aa1, is set up in 48 lines, the last beginning “ita: ne da tempo.”
Size of leaves415 × 280 mm
Copy FeaturesIncomplete
Variant
No rubrication
Support material (book)Paper
SourceJ. E. Walsh, "A catalogue of the fifteenth-century printed books in the Harvard University Library", Binghamton NY, Tempe AZ, 1991-95, 2853.

Provenance 1481 - 1700

Areae-it
Time period1481 - 1700
Provenance nameFlorence, Benedictine nuns, le Murate, OSB, 1424-1817 [Corporate body; Former Owner] (Female, Religious institution, Religious)
de' Tanini, Anna Lena OSB, 1481 [Person; Former Owner] (Female, Clergy, Religious) Floruit
Suor Domitilla OSB, 1481 [Person; Former Owner] (Female, Clergy, Religious) Floruit
Provenance TypeInscription
Manuscript Notes
Link to Provenance ImageImage in CERL Provenance Digital Archive Annotation, l. b1v
Manuscript notesMarginal annotations in different hands, Italy, 15-17th century.
Extraction of keywordsYes
Reading marks (underlining and pointing hands)Yes
SourceBook in hand

Provenance 1810 - 1843

PlaceLondon (Geonames ID: 2643743)
Areae-uk-en
Time period1810 - 1843
Provenance nameAugustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, 1773 - 1843 [Person; Former Owner] (Male, Scholar, Royalty)
Provenance TypeExlibris
Link to Provenance ImageImage in CERL Provenance Digital Archive Bookplate
NoteBookplate of the Duke of Sussex. No. 457 in pt. 5 of Evan's sale catalogue (April 1845): "Bibliotheca Sussexiana: the extensive and valuable library of His Royal Highness the late Duke of Sussex, K.G. &c. &c. ... which will be sold by auction by Messrs. Evans".
Binding note19th-century dark blue straight-grain morocco, edges gilt. This corresponds with the description in the Sussex sale catalogue, so presumably bound for him.
Binding date19th cent.
Binding typeBoards
Board materialPaper
Cover materialLeather
FurnitureNo
Binding statusRebound
EdgesGilt
Writing on edgesNone
GaufferedNo
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceLibrary catalogue
Auction / Sales Catalogue

Provenance 1845 - 1845

PlaceLondon
Areae-uk-en
Time period1845 - 1845
Provenance nameLilly, Joseph, 1804 - 1870 [Person; Bookseller] (Male, Booktrade, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeDocumentary Evidence
NoteThe purchaser at the Sussex sale is recorded in an annotated copy of the sale catalogue as "Lilly", for £2/6/0.
Method of acquisitionPurchase
Price2/6/0 British pounds
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceAuction / Sales Catalogue

Provenance 1845 - 1868

PlaceLondon (Geonames ID: 2643743)
Areae-uk
Time period1845 - 1868
Provenance nameBruce, Col. John Wyndham , 1809 - 1868 [Person; Former Owner] (Male, Lawyer)
Provenance TypeExlibris
Link to Provenance ImageImage in CERL Provenance Digital Archive Bookplate
NoteBookplate of John Wyndham Bruce. Acquisition date conjectural.
Method of acquisitionPurchase
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceLibrary catalogue

Provenance 1868 - 1875

PlaceLondon (Geonames ID: 2643743)
Areae-uk
Time period1868 - 1875
Provenance nameQuaritch, Bernard, 1819 - 1899 [Person; Bookseller] (Male, Booktrade, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeDocumentary Evidence
NoteRecorded by James F. Hunnewell as purchased from Quaritch in February 1875. Acquisition date conjectural.
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceHist. Library Catalogue / Accession Journal

Provenance 1875 - 1919

PlaceBoston (Geonames ID: 4930956)
Arean-us-ma
Time period1875 - 1919
Provenance nameHunnewell, James Frothingham, 1832 - 1910 [Person; Former Owner] (Male, Business, No characterisation/lay)
Hunnewell, James Melville, 1879 - 1954 [Person; Donor] (Male, Business, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeExlibris
NoteBookplate of James Frothingham Hunnewell. Purchased by James Frothingham Hunnewell from Quaritch in February 1875 for £8/15/0 ($52.50), as recorded in his annotated copy of his 1873 privately printed catalogue; inherited by his son James Melville Hunnewell on his father's death in 1910; given to Harvard in 1919.
Method of acquisitionPurchase
Price8/15/0 British pounds Converted by Hunnewell in his annotated catalogue at the rate of $6 to the pound, his cost thus $52.50 US.
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceLibrary catalogue

Provenance 1919 -

PlaceCambridge (Geonames ID: 4931972)
Arean-us-ma
Time period1919 -
Provenance nameHarvard Library, 1636- [Corporate body; Present Owner] (University, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeBibliographic Evidence
NoteReceived from James Melville Hunnewell, January 1919.
Method of acquisitionDonation
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceLibrary catalogue

Other Information

CompletenessThe enumeration of provenance evidence is considered incomplete
Last Edit2023-06-23 07:25:44