London, South Kensington
2 June 2008
PIUS II, Pope. Epistolae in pontificatu editae. Milan: Antonius Zarotus, 25 May 1473. 2° (259 x 178mm). 179 leaves (of 184 including the initial and final blank), 32 lines, roman letter (a few unimportant light stains). Modern vellum. Provenance: numerous contemporary and near contemporary marginalia -- the Jesuits at Rome (inscription at foot of first page).
FIRST EDITION. Further editions appeared in 1481 and 1487. Hain 168*; BMC VI, 709; Goff P-724.
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