Compendium Elegantiarum Laurentii Vallae.
Analysis of Content
[a1r] Accursius, Bonus: [Letter of dedication] addressed to Franciscus Simoneta. Incipit: ‘Excerpsi, magnifice eques aurate ac uirorum sapientissime et optime, ex libris Elegantiarum . . .’ Saxius 457.
[a2r] Accursius, Bonus: Compendium Elegantiarum Laurentii Vallae. Incipit: ‘Nomina in osus que descendunt a uerbis partim actionem, partim passionem partim utrumque significant . . .’ Derived from Laurentius Valla, Elegantiae.
[h7v] [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Abstulerat Latio multos Germania libros | Nunc multo plures reddidit ingenio'; 2 elegiac distichs. See Walther, Initia, 213.
Imprint: Rome: In domo quondam magistri Udalrici Galli [Stephan Plannck, 1479-80] 4°.
Remarks: The colophon reads ‘ . . . Sixto iiii Pon Max sedeñ' anno eius nono'. Sixtus IV was elected Pope on 9 Aug. 1471.
GW: GW 172;
Hain: HR 64;
Goff: Goff A‑28;
BMC: BMC XII 7;
Proctor: Pr 3625;
Others: Sheppard 2882.
Copy number: A-010(1)
Wanting [a1], containing the letter from Accursius to Franciscus Simoneta.
Binding: Eighteenth-century mottled half calf.
Size: 210 × 145 × 10 mm.
Size of leaf: 208 × 139 mm.
Manuscript notes mostly in one approximately contemporary hand and in red ink: mainly references to Latin authors. Crude two- to five-line initials added, probably in the same hand.
Provenance: Sargiano, Tuscany, near Arezzo, Franciscans. Shelfmark K no. 26, possibly also M 54. Albergotti family (eighteenth century). Dimitrij Petrovich, Count Boutourlin (1763-1829); armorial book-plate and shelfmark no. 799: see Catalogue (1831); not found in the catalogues of his sales. Purchased for £0. 10. 6; see Books Purchased (1841), 39.
SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 5.10.
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