20 November 2002
FLISCUS, Stephanus. Sententiarum variationes, seu Synonyma, in Latin and Italian. Venice: Petrus de Plasiis, Bartholomeus de Blavis and Andrea Torresanus de Asola, 27 September 1480.
Super-chancery 4° (212 x 153mm). Collation: a-i8 k4 (a1r blank, a1v author's dedication letter, a2v Proemio and text, k4r colophon, k4v blank). 76 leaves. 32 lines. Type: 3:90R. 4- to 6- line initial spaces, one with guide-letter. (Occasional light spotting or stain.) 19th-century vellum-backed boards, flat spine with two gilt lettering-pieces (labels slightly chipped, a few wormholes at spine). Provenance: green and black coat-of-arms in lower margin of a2r (obscured) -- 18th-century bibliographical notes in Italian on a1r.
Petrus de Cremona produced several fine editions in association with Andrea d'Asola, as exemplified by this Sententiarum. It is a collection of Latin sentences with translation in the vernacular, popular in the 15th century. All incunable editions are rare on the market; not in the British Library. HC *7148; GW 10022; IGI 3984; Goff F-201.
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