London, South Kensington
7 June 2010
INCUNABULA -- ARISTOTLE (384-322 B.C.). Opera nonnulla. Translated by Johannes Argyropulus and others. Venice: Joannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis de Forlivio for Benedictus Fontana, 13 July 1496. Small folio (289 x 198mm). 508 leaves, 44 lines and headline, types: 135 G., 110 R., woodcut diagrams, hand-coloured cardinals arms on aa3, woodcut initials, mostly ornamental but a few historiated, with the blank h6. (Title soiled and with a few small holes, colophon laid down on final blank with loss of some margin, stain across u6v ending on inner gutter of u7r, light spotting and browning, a few stains, a little, mainly faint, waterstaining). Later vellum, manuscript title on spine (vellum partly torn away in 2 compartments of spine). Provenance: Joseph Granate (inscription on title) -- an early reader (illegible title inscription).
The only complete, unified edition of Aristotle's Works printed in the 15th century. BMC V 349; GW 2341; Hain *1659; Proctor 4552.
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