Pages from the past: 1520-1529

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Commentaries : [pages 131-132]
Information about this leaf: Printed in French gothic with woodcut initial letters., Information about this book: The book this leaf came from was a commentary on the new Digest of Laws with notes from other scholars. It is was likely a digest of the laws of the Emperor Justinian., Biographical information: "Bartolus de Saxoferrato was an eminent jurisconsult of the Fifteenth Century and a doctor of law at the university of Perugia." --from the label, Information about this digital copy: digitized by University of Missouri—Columbia, MU Libraries on February 24, 2016. Scanning specifications: 600 dpi; scanned on Zeutschel OS 15000; cropped using Photoshop., This leaf was identified from information on the label.
Dante's divine comedy : [pages 25-26]
Information about this page: This page features a unique layout as it holds the commentator's notes and annotations in the margins of the original poem. The typography of this page uses a roman font. These pages are taken from the first book in Dante's Divine Comedy, Inferno., Information about the book: This is one of the many reprinting and annotated versions of Dante's work. This, although no illustrations are featured on this page, is the only version of Dante's work to feature illustrations., Biographical information: Christoforo Landino was a well known Platonist, a person that follows the philosophy of Plato, which definitely influenced his commentary for this work. Unlike many writers, he used the vernacular Italian in his works. He mainly worked and wrote during the Florentine Renaissance, and died in 1498. 31 years before this copy of the book was reprinted., Publisher information: This book was published for Lucantonio Giunta, who was one of the very first book printers in Venice., Information about local copy: Very few stains, and the text still appears to be clear and legible.
Las quatorze decadas de Tito Livio : [pages 407-408]
Book identified using information on label., Information on book: This is a Spanish translation of Livy, a famous Roman historian. This book is one of the earliest example of color woodcuts. These particular woodcuts had their origin in Mainz, Germany, where they were used in a German translation of Livy
Postille majores cum questionibus : [pages 230-231]
Information about the book: This is a book of devotions for the whole year, with a focus on scripture., Information about this page: The typography of this book is in a lettre de forme, which is a type of gothic script. This is a deviation from the standard Paris printers using the lettre batarde. There are two small woodcut illustrations of people, one featured on each side of the page. The elaborate woodcut initials are also featured at the start of new sections., Biographical information: The author, Petro Bailly, was both the writer and publisher of this piece. His name was orginally Pierre Balli (which is given in the books informational card) but on the OCLC record of this book (viewed 10-26-15) he is called Petro Bailly. According to his family heritage website, he changed his name before moving to North America., Information on local copy: There is little staining throughout the page, and the text is still a very heavy black ink. On 231 there is some black line markings, and tape marks on top of both sides of page., Publication information: 1525 is the year listed on the colophon, however, 1526 is the year listed on the OCLC record.
Theological treatise : [pages 81-82]
Book identified using information on label., Information on author: The author also went by the name, Master Pietrus Lombardus.
Twelve books of the orations of Quintillian : [pages 77-78]
Book identified using information on label., Information on the book: This book features annotations by various scholars based upon the manuscript in the possession of Lorenzo Valla, the great Italian Humanist of the Renaissance.