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Bod-Inc: A-011

Accursius, Bonus

Compendium Elegantiarum Laurentii Vallae.


Analysis of Content

[a1v] 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 . . .’ See A‑010.

[k9r] [Colophon.]

[k9r] [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Abstulerat Latio multos Germania libros | Nunc multo plures reddidit ingenio'; 2 elegiac distichs. See Walther, Initia, 213.


Imprint: Naples: [Francesco di Dino, c.1480.] 4°.

Remarks: Sheppard gives the date as c.1480, as does GW; the colophon reads ‘finis allegantiarum(!) . . . impressarum sub pacifico Ferdinando Sicilie Rege' (Ferdinand I, King of Naples and Sicily (1423-1494)).


Collation: [a–h8 i k10].


ISTC: ia00027700

GW: GW 173;

Hain: HR 62;

Proctor: Pr 6722;

Others: Fava–Bresciano II 171; Sheppard 5460.

LCN: 14333025


Copy number: A-011(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century green and olive mottled calf with a frame formed by a single gold fillet; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 213 × 155 × 21 mm.

Size of leaf: 208 × 147 mm.

Occasional notes and corrections added in a small, probably contemporary hand.

A few four- and two-line initials added in faded ink.

Provenance: Albergotti family (eighteenth century). Dimitrij Petrovich, Count Boutourlin (1763-1829); armorial book-plate and shelfmark no. 798: see Catalogue (1831); sale (1839), lot 885. Purchased for £3. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1840), 1.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O inf. 1.63.

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