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Liber facetiarum

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Cover of: Liber facetiarum
Liber facetiarum
1478, Nicolaus Philippi and Marcus Reinhart, about 1478
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Title from caption ([a]2 recto): Pogii florentini oratoris clarissimi liber face//tiarum incipit feliciter; imprint from ISTC.

Signatures (from Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke): [a-ḿı]

All leaves unsigned.

26 lines per page; initial spaces without guide letters.

Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke, M34564

Goff, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries, P862

Incunabula short title catalogue, ip00862000

Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy quarterbound in modern brown goatskin and papier tourniquet. The spine is tooled and stamped in gilt. The bookplate of the BPL Schofield Fund is present on the front pastedown. Various ca. 19th-century inscriptions are present on the recto and verso of the front flyleaf. The embossed stamp of the BPL is present on the first leaf, along with an early marginal note in French. Tipped-in before the 8th leaf is a folded sheet with an early biographical inscription pertaining to Poggio Bracciolini. Initial spaces are rubricated in red throughout. The seven-line initial space on leaf [8] is illuminated, with a hand-painted coat of arms at the center and a border of vines running into the margin containing the name, "I. de Bussul". Leaves [30], [31], and any leaves after [94] are wanting and replaced in modern manuscript. The text block is oversewn and inspection of original sewing structure is not possible.

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