SENECA, Lucius Annaeus (the younger, ca.4 B.C./1 A.D.-65 A.D.). Opera philosophica. -Epistolae. Treviso: Bernardus de Colonia, 1478.
Median 2° (331 x 230mm). Collation: a-h8 i10 k-l8 m10 n-z8 \\i8 aa-bb8 (a1 blank, a2r Opera philosophica, p6r Epistolae, bb7r list of contents, colophon, bb8 blank). 212 (of 214, without first and last blank) leaves. 53 lines. Type: 1:81G. First 6-line illuminated initial in blue with extensions and decoration in red and blue penwork with gold and green highlights, other 3-6-line initials and paragraph marks alternating in red and blue, MS. guide-letters. (Small wormhole in first two quires touching a few letters.) Contemporary Italian calf over wooden boards blindstamped with rope-work central panel (worn, covers detached). Provenance: Verona, Canons Regular of St. Leonard's monastery, gift from the congregation of the Lateran basilica, Rome (contemporary inscription naming canon Celso Maffei).
Second edition of Seneca's major works. His Questiones naturales were not printed until 1490. HC *14591; BMC VI, 892 (IB. 28395-97); Goff S-369; IGI 8868.