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Bod-Inc: A-010

Accursius, Bonus

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] [Colophon.]

[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.


Collation: [a–h8].


ISTC: ia00028000

GW: GW 172;

Hain: HR 64;

Goff: Goff A‑28;


Proctor: Pr 3625;

Others: Sheppard 2882.

LCN: 14333028


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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