Ovid (Sulmona, 43 BC - 18 AD, Constanta)

Ouidii Nasonis Amatoria. : Quorum indicem sequens continet pagella., 1555

Ink on vellum, 13 x 7.6 cm (5 1/8 x 3 in.) binding

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Object details

Accession number

3.T.7

Creators

  • Ovid (Sulmona, 43 BC - 18 AD, Constanta) - author
  • Michel Du Bois (active Geneva, Lyon, 1538 - 1561) - printer
  • Jean Frellon (active Lyon, 1536 - 1570) - printer
  • Joannes Raenerius (active Lyon, 1532 - 1568) - editor

Object Case

Mary Queen of Scots Case

Language

Latin

Publication Place

Lyons

Binding Description

Brown calf; on the sides, a gold fillet; in the center, a raised and gilded medallion of Henri II with name inscription; tooled back; gilt edges (French binding, 16th century)

Description

1 vol., (352 pages) ; 13 cm. (24°)

Provenance

Collection of Henry II, King of France (1519-1559).
Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner from booksellers J.Pearson & Co., London for £38 on 10 October 1901.

Marks

Inscribed (front cover, center): ".HEN. II . R"

Bibliography

Isabella Stewart Gardner. A Choice of Books from the Library of Isabella Stewart Gardner, Fenway Court (Boston, 1906), p. 52.
Isabella Stewart Gardner. A Choice of Manuscripts and Bookbindings from the Library of Isabella Stewart Gardner, Fenway Court (Boston, 1922), p. 68.


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Commentary

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