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.
- Number of Books
- Incunabula & early printing, Natural History, Science (general)
- Author/ Illustrator
- Gaius Plinius Secundus the older
- Book Title
- Caii Plynii Secundi Naturalis Hystoriae
- Publication year oldest item
- Original language
- Andrea Portilia
- Binding/ Material
- Half leather
- Number of pages
- 28×41 cm