Elegantiae linguae latinae
De lingua latina
Place of Publication: Venice, Italy
Goff V-51; BMC V 171
Overall: 33 x 21.7 x 6 cm (13 x 8 9/16 x 2 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Printed book, unillustrated, with hand-illuminated coat of arms and eight illuminated initials
Not On View
(Venice: Nicolas Jenson, 1471) Quarto; 202 leaves [Table bound at beginning]; 18th(?) century gilt-stamped vellum binding, red cloth box.
Illuminated coat of arms and initials, including dragon, peacock, etc.
Venice: Nicolas Jenson, 1471
Priuli family, Venice [see note 1]. 1766, John Peachey, Baron Selsey of Westdean [see note 2]. 1904, Alfred Higgins, London; May 2, 1904, Higgins library sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 237, sold for £30, possibly to Edward Perry Warren (b. 1860 - d. 1928), London; 1935, sold by the estate of Edward Perry Warren to the MFA for $300. (Accession Date: May 2, 1935)
 The coat of arms of the Priuli family is on folio 11.  Bookplate and inscription: "John Peachey Eius liber London 1766".
George Nixon Black Fund