Hypnerotomachia Poliphili.
Colonna, Francesco, -1527.
Venice : Aldus Manutius, Romanus, Dec. 1499.
[234] leaves : ill. (woodcuts); 30 cm.
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Venice : Aldus Manutius, Romanus, Dec. 1499.
BM 15th cent. V, p. 561
Gesamtkat. d. Wiegendr. 7223
Goff C-767
Hain. Repertorium (with Copinger's Supplement) *5510
general note
39 lines to the page. Types: 114 R, 82 R, 114 Gr. Hebrew type on b8, recto and verso.
Catchwords on some versos; none on rectos.
Leaf 1a (6a of a perfect copy): Poliphilo incomincia la sua hypnerotomachia ... Leaf 219a (233a of a perfect copy) line 34: ... Vale ergo Polia. Taruisii cum decorissimis Poliae amore lorulis, distineretur misellus Poliphilus. .M.CCCC.LXVII.Kalendis Maii. Leaf 219 b: Eptaphium [!] Poliae.
Leaf [1a] (t.-p.): Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, vbi humana omnia non nisi somnium esse docet ...
Name of author given in acrostic formed by the first letters of the chapters.
Signatures: 2⁴, a-z⁸, z¹⁰, A-E⁸, F⁴
The designs for the woodcuts have been attributed to Mantegna and to Giovanni Bellini. Woodcut initials.
Woodcuts on leaves [10b] and [21a] signed: b.
local note
Trinity Library Upjohn-Waldie collection copy: imperfect: leaves 2⁴ and F⁴ are facsimiles; with ex libris bookplate of Gilbert R. Redgrave, London; with stamp of Henry Cole, Public Record Office, Carlton Terrace, London, F3; with ex libris bookplate of John Kemp Waldie.
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Gift to Trinity Library Upjohn-Waldie Collection; Guy and Sandra Upjohn; 2014.

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