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mei/02141270 Oversize Inc. 6120 [02141270]

Chicago, The Newberry Library (US) : Oversize Inc. 6120

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 Id02141270
Holding InstitutionChicago, The Newberry Library (US)
ShelfmarkOversize Inc. 6120
NoteCreated by Camilla Marangoni for the Polonsky project "Dante 1481", with data provided by Suzanne Karr Schmidt and Megan Kelly (Chicago, Newberry Library).
Physical DescriptionLacking blank leaves 1, 14, 15, 169, 371 and 372; (the first few pages have replaced lower margins). Two engravings for Cantos I and II (Category A of Hind's classification system), 18 drawings.
Size of leaves410 × 270 mm
Copy FeaturesLater decoration
Copy Features - NoteFrom A. M. Hind, "Early Italian Engraving", p. 106: "Also contains the second version of No. 3 placed before Canto XX. Seven of the plates are in second state, i.e. Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 12 and 13."
Support material (book)Paper
SourceA. M. Hind, "Early Italian Engraving. A critical catalogue with complete reproduction of all the prints described", Kraus Reprint, Nendeln 1970, p. 106.

Provenance 1701 - 1800

Time period1701 - 1800
Provenance nameAnonymous artist, 1701-1800 [Person; Illuminator] (Artist, Unknown)
Provenance TypeDecoration
Link to Provenance ImageImage in CERL Provenance Digital Archive Second version of engraving no. 3, l. m8r
Image in CERL Provenance Digital Archive Drawing (Canto 19), l. m4v
Decoration NoteThe missing engravings are replaced by drawings in ink (black with occasional blue ink), possibly added in the 18th century, on leaves: c1v, c7v, d5r, d9v, e4r, f1r, f5v, g4v, g9v, h3r, h8r, i4r, l1r, l4v, l8r, m1r, m4v, and m8r. Some drawings numbered. All 18 have a light brown wash over them and thick borders to approximate the look of the engravings.
SourceBook in hand

Provenance 1820 - 1890

PlaceCincinnati (Geonames ID: 4508722)
Arean-us-oh
Time period1820 - 1890
Provenance nameProbasco, Henry, 1820-1902 [Person; Former Owner] (Male, Business, No characterisation/lay)
Bedford, Francis, 1799 - 1883 [Person; Binder] (Male, Booktrade, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeExlibris
Documentary Evidence
Link to Provenance ImageImage in CERL Provenance Digital Archive Binding
Image in CERL Provenance Digital Archive Illuminated initial and engraving, l. a1r
NoteProvenance label on the front pastedown, it states that the volume comes from Henry Probasco's collection.
"Catalogue of the collection of books, manuscripts, and works of art, belonging to Mr. Henry Probasco, Cincinnati, Ohio", Clifton, Oakwood 1873, p. 102.
Date of evidenceDec. 1, 1890
Binding note19th-century binding by F. Bedford, London. Brown levant morocco, gold-tooled. Imprint details printed in gold on the spine.
Binding date19th cent.
Binding typeBoards
Board materialPaper
Cover materialLeather
Binding statusRebound
TitlingTooled
ToolingGold
Decoration NoteInitial "N" on leaf a1r, illuminated in gold, magenta, blue, and black. Probably added in the 19th century, possibly at the time of binding.
IlluminationsYes
Ornamental lettersYes
SourceBook in hand

Provenance 1890 -

PlaceChicago (Geonames ID: 4887398)
Arean-us-il
Time period1890 -
Provenance nameChicago, The Newberry Library, 1887- [Corporate body; Present Owner] (Library, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeBibliographic Evidence
Method of acquisitionPurchase
SourceBook in hand

Other Information

CompletenessThe enumeration of provenance evidence is considered incomplete
Last Edit2021-06-18 15:33:05

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  02141270

Chicago, The Newberry Library (US) : Oversize Inc. 6120

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 Id02141270
Holding InstitutionChicago, The Newberry Library (US)
ShelfmarkOversize Inc. 6120
NoteCreated by Camilla Marangoni for the Polonsky project "Dante 1481", with data provided by Suzanne Karr Schmidt and Megan Kelly (Chicago, Newberry Library).
Physical DescriptionLacking blank leaves 1, 14, 15, 169, 371 and 372; (the first few pages have replaced lower margins). Two engravings for Cantos I and II (Category A of Hind's classification system), 18 drawings.
Size of leaves410 × 270 mm
Copy FeaturesLater decoration
Copy Features - NoteFrom A. M. Hind, "Early Italian Engraving", p. 106: "Also contains the second version of No. 3 placed before Canto XX. Seven of the plates are in second state, i.e. Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 12 and 13."
Support material (book)Paper
SourceA. M. Hind, "Early Italian Engraving. A critical catalogue with complete reproduction of all the prints described", Kraus Reprint, Nendeln 1970, p. 106.

Provenance 1701 - 1800

Time period1701 - 1800
Provenance nameAnonymous artist, 1701-1800 [Person; Illuminator] (Artist, Unknown)
Provenance TypeDecoration
Link to Provenance ImageImage in CERL Provenance Digital Archive Second version of engraving no. 3, l. m8r
Image in CERL Provenance Digital Archive Drawing (Canto 19), l. m4v
Decoration NoteThe missing engravings are replaced by drawings in ink (black with occasional blue ink), possibly added in the 18th century, on leaves: c1v, c7v, d5r, d9v, e4r, f1r, f5v, g4v, g9v, h3r, h8r, i4r, l1r, l4v, l8r, m1r, m4v, and m8r. Some drawings numbered. All 18 have a light brown wash over them and thick borders to approximate the look of the engravings.
SourceBook in hand

Provenance 1820 - 1890

PlaceCincinnati (Geonames ID: 4508722)
Arean-us-oh
Time period1820 - 1890
Provenance nameProbasco, Henry, 1820-1902 [Person; Former Owner] (Male, Business, No characterisation/lay)
Bedford, Francis, 1799 - 1883 [Person; Binder] (Male, Booktrade, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeExlibris
Documentary Evidence
Link to Provenance ImageImage in CERL Provenance Digital Archive Binding
Image in CERL Provenance Digital Archive Illuminated initial and engraving, l. a1r
NoteProvenance label on the front pastedown, it states that the volume comes from Henry Probasco's collection.
"Catalogue of the collection of books, manuscripts, and works of art, belonging to Mr. Henry Probasco, Cincinnati, Ohio", Clifton, Oakwood 1873, p. 102.
Date of evidenceDec. 1, 1890
Binding note19th-century binding by F. Bedford, London. Brown levant morocco, gold-tooled. Imprint details printed in gold on the spine.
Binding date19th cent.
Binding typeBoards
Board materialPaper
Cover materialLeather
Binding statusRebound
TitlingTooled
ToolingGold
Decoration NoteInitial "N" on leaf a1r, illuminated in gold, magenta, blue, and black. Probably added in the 19th century, possibly at the time of binding.
IlluminationsYes
Ornamental lettersYes
SourceBook in hand

Provenance 1890 -

PlaceChicago (Geonames ID: 4887398)
Arean-us-il
Time period1890 -
Provenance nameChicago, The Newberry Library, 1887- [Corporate body; Present Owner] (Library, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeBibliographic Evidence
Method of acquisitionPurchase
SourceBook in hand

Other Information

CompletenessThe enumeration of provenance evidence is considered incomplete
Last Edit2021-06-18 15:33:05