BOCCACCIO, Giovanni (1313-1375). Genealogiae deorum. - De montibus, silvis, fontibus, lacubus, fluminibus, stagnis seu paludibus, de nominibus maris. Additions by Dominicus Silvester. Venice: Bonetus Locatellus, for Octavianus Scotus, 23 February 1494/95.
Chancery 2o (305 x 200 mm). Collation: a-t8 u10 (a1r title, a1v table, a6r Genealogia, p4v table, r4v De montibus, u10r colophon, register and printer's device, u10v blank). 162 leaves, foliated. 63 lines and headline. Types: 6:105R, 5:80 R (text); 2:130G, 4:92G, 7:82G, 1:74G, 3:62G* (diagrams). 4- and 12-line white-on-black woodcut initials, a few initial spaces with printed guide letters. 13 full-page woodcut genealogical diagrams. Printer's woodcut device A (Kristeller 181). (Title-leaf torn away and restored at upper fore-corner with loss to a few words of table on verso, a8 stained). 17th-century English blind-panelled calf, edges red-speckled (discreetly rebacked, some minor wear).
Provenance: Laurentius(?) Catelyn of Queens College [Cambridge or Oxford] (inscription on front flyleaf E libris Lau: Catelyn Coll. Reginallis with price).
Third combined edition of Boccaccio's compendium of mythology and his geographical dictionary. The great majority of the books printed by Bonetus Locatellus, a priest from Bergamo, were done so for the publisher Octavianus Scotus; they formed one of the most important partnerships in the Venetian printing industry during the last 20 years of the 15th century.
HC 3321*; BMC V, 444 (IB. 22904); BSB-Ink. B-586; CIBN B-545; GW 4478; IGI 1800; Pr 5052; Goff B-753.