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Leaves o4v and p1r of an incunable copy of the Elegiae of Tibullus and Propertius and the Carmina of Catullus (Venice: Johannes Tacuinus de Tridino, 19 May 1500; ISTC it00374000), with woodcut initials and contemporary ms. annotations in brown ink.

Established heading: Joannes, Tacuinus, de Tridino

Penn Libraries call number: Inc T-374 Folio
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Early ms. sketch of a male figure (in military dress, armed with a shield?) on verso of last printed leaf in volume.
Penn Libraries call number: GC5 K8183 529e
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Detail of a folio paper leaf (g5, recto visible) from an incunable edition of Justinian’s Institutiones with the glossa ordinaria of Accursius (Venice: Battista Torti, 22 Dec. 1484; ISTC ij00527000), printed in red and black in double columns surrounded by gloss with a few early ms. underlines, marks and manicules in brown ink, used as binder’s waste (right board).

Established heading: Torti, Battista, active 1481-1536

Penn Libraries call number: Inc S-753 Folio
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Marginalia in a 1556 edition of Aristotle’s Physics in the hand of James Harris (1709-1780), English politician, grammarian, and philosopher, best known for his work Hermes, a philosophical inquiry concerning universal grammar. His son, James Harris (1746-1820), became the 1st Earl of Malmesbury. This book became part of the library at Hurn Court, former seat of the Earls of Malmesbury, and was rebound with the Malmesbury arms on the left board.
Established heading: Harris, James, 1709-1780
Established heading: Malmesbury, James Harris, Earl of, 1746-1820

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Penn Libraries call number: GrC Ar466.19 1556
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One of 4 early ms. marginal sketches in a copy of Giovanni Boccaccio’s Filocolo, printed in Venice on 24 December 1488 by Peregrinus de Pasqualibus (ISTC ib00744000):

Leaf h5v: dragon[?] with caption: […]hina bochina [pictured here]
Leaf k1v: flowers with caption: Ia a mo
Leaf m7v: owl[?] with caption: angela .P.
Leaf n5v: bird in tree with caption: […]ametta ..

The leaves of this copy are closely cropped at all margins with damage to each sketch. A ms. table headed “T.D.T. L. SS.” appears on leaf s4v; it records the locations of the sketches (each denoted by an initial: S, R, C, and P, respectively) in order of appearance by the folio number of the facing leaf.

Established form: Pasqualibus, Peregrinus de, Bononiensis, active 15th century

Penn Libraries call number: Inc B-744 [catalog record]
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Detail of leaf [a]6v of an incunable edition of the Bible in Latin (Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 16 Nov. 1475; ISTC ib00543000) with rubrication and ms. manicule in brown ink.
Established heading: Koberger, Anton, approximately 1440-1513

Penn Libraries call number: Inc B-543 Folio
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Leaf a5r of an incunable edition of Innamoramento di Carlo Magno e dei suoi paladini (Venice: Georgius Walch, 20 July 1481; ISTC ic00204000) with early ms. sketch of three male figures (two hatted and one with hat in hand), of whom two are clasping hands, in tail margin.

Penn Libraries call number: Inc C-204 Folio
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Early ms. sketch of a bird pecking at the eye of a man hanged on a gallows

Transcription of marginal annotation:
Sic aut[em] milites
sub iugu[m] mitteba[n]t[ur]
vt tradat […][us]; […]
auc[toritate?] terre […]
[…] al[…] e[…]geb[…]
: [septim]a e[…] […]
test & […]li & […]
[…]e […] […]
bat : at q[ue] […]a mili
tes subire regeba[n]t[ur]
: q[ue?] […] […]
ig[n]omini[…] s[…]abat

Penn Libraries call number: Inc S-88
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