Proemium philosophicum, [17--] | Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Caption title from fol. 3r.
Location and date supplied by cataloger; terminus a quo is 1670 from engraving on fol. 18r.
Binding: Bound in mottled calf with gilt borders and spine ornaments.
Provenance: Bookplate on front pastedown: "Library of the University of Illinois. From the bequest in memory of Charles A. Denison and Charles N. Denison".
Shelfmark: Urbana, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Post-1650 MS 206.
Several leaves are woodcut plates, mostly portraits of philosophers (possibly added later?). -- Fols. 2r, 11r, 12v, 13v and 16r signed H Bonnart; Fols. 5v, 7v, 8v, 9v and 18r signed F Iollain; Fol. 14v signed Guerard; Fol. 17r signed la Veuve van Merle; Fol. 23r unsigned.
Two stubs precede fol. 1 and several follow fol. 81 (excised leaves?); manuscript pagination begins at seven on fol. 3r.