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De la cita d' Dio.

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Main Author: Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo.
Other Names: Miscomini, Antonio,
Published: [Venice? : Antonio di Bartolommeo Miscomini , ca. 1476-1478]
Topics: Kingdom of God - Early works to 1800. | Apologetics - Early works to 1800. | Apologetics - History - Early church, ca. 30-600.
Genres: Incunabula - Italy - Venice - 1476-1478. | Incunabula - Italy - Venice - 1483. | Incunabula - Italy - Florence - 1483.
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Uniform Title: De civitate Dei. Italian
Physical Description: [324] leaves (the first and last blank) ; 31 cm. (fol.)
Notes: Title from ISTC and Goff.
Imprint varies in bibliographical sources. Imprint above from ISTC, which gives an alternate imprint: [Florence?, not after 1483]. Bodleian Lib. 15th cent.: [Venice? : Antonio di Bartolommeo da Bologna (Miscomini), c. 1476-8]. Goff: [Venice? : Antonio di Bartolommeo, not after 1483]. BN cat. des incun.: [Venezia? : Antonio Miscomini, ca. 1476-1477?]. GW: [Florenz : Antonio Miscomini, not after 1483].
Signatures: a¹² ²a-z¹⁰ A-G¹⁰ H¹².
Imperfections: Lacking the first and last leaves (blank); leaf a12 is mis-bound after leaf H12; numerous repaired worm-holes and tears.
Hand Decoration: Initial and flower-and-foliage border on leaf ²a1 recto painted in gold and colors; capitals and paragraph-marks added in red and blue alternately.
Binding: Bound in light-brown calf (18th-century?); gilt, blind-tooled boards, spine, and outer edges; gilt, blind-stamped boards and spine; "S. Agostino - Della citta di Dio" stamped in gold on the spine; gilt, gauffered edges; red decorative end-papers.
Provenance: "Bought at the Marquis of Hasting's [sic] sale for £. 10. 10. 0." (presumably the sale of 1868, after the death of the 4th Marquess) inscribed in ink on the second front fly-leaf verso; illuminated border on leaf ²a1 recto incorporates a tear-shaped, argent escutcheon with a greyhound rampant azure wearing a red collar; purchased from Stonehill, 14 January 1949.
Miscellaneous: In 2 columns; capital spaces; fragments of two labels (paper and leather?) on the front paste-down; fragment of a bookseller's description on the second front fly-leaf verso; several inscriptions in ink (in different hands?) on the second front fly-leaf verso, including "This is one of the rarest books extant. It is the first that was printed at Rome, [in 1467?] by Conrad Sweynheym + Arnoldus Pannartz" (partially obliterated; this attribution is incorrect, and is followed by "(!)" in ink of a different color), "G:f", "Questa traduzione vien[?] attribuita a Jacopo Passavanti", and "La tavola dovrebbe esser legata alla fine prima dell'ultima facciata" (this is also incorrect), as well as another obliterated inscription.
Acquisition made accessible thanks to the generous support of the Frederick J. and Margret L. Worden Endowment.
Other Names: Miscomini, Antonio, fl. 1476-1494, printer.
Incunabula Collection (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library). IU-R

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