Gaius Plinius Secundus the older - Caii Plynii Secundi Naturalis Hystoriae - 1481

Description
Gaius Plinius Secundus the older - Caii Plynii Secundi Naturalis Hystoriae - 1481
Incunabula & early printing, Natural History, Science (general) - Quantity: 1

Caii Plynii Secundi Naturalis hystoriae
Parmae, impressus opera & impensa Andreae Portiliae, 1481

Uncommon incunabulum, consisting of 256 (out of 268) sheets, ten initial white sheets and two white sheets placed before sheet dd2, bound later.

Non-coeval half parchment binding (nineteenth century) with label on the spine, front and back endpaper.

Drop caps handwritten with red and blue ink, large and small.

Book size: approximately 28 x 41 x 6 cm.

In good overall condition. Missing sheets a1-a8 (a1 blank), b1, dd1, ee4, ee6 (blank).
Some coeval handwritten notes on various pages and some underlined words. Defect on bottom right on sheet d2, which does not damage the text. A few slight stains on some pages.
Slightly trimmed pages. Handwritten numbering from page 37 to page 500. Nineteenth-century additions to the white margins of the last two sheets and to sheet c1, which also has a partially restored cut. Small tear at the white bottom margin of sheets b2 and s6.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Incunabula & early printing, Natural History, Science (general)
Author/ Illustrator
Gaius Plinius Secundus the older
Book Title
Caii Plynii Secundi Naturalis Hystoriae
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1481
Language
Latin
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Andrea Portilia
Binding/ Material
Half leather
Number of pages
256
Dimensions
28×41 cm
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