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Alexander Benedictus

Diaria de bello carolino.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v Cimbriacus, [Elius] Quintius Aemilianus: [Verse.] ‘In Gallos.’ Alessandro Benedetti, Diaria de bello Carolino, ed. with introduction, translation, and notes by Dorothy M. Schullian, Renaissance Society of America Text Series, 1 (New York, 1967), 48.

a2r Cimbriacus, [Elius] Quintius Aemilianus: [Verse.] ‘Hendecasyllabicon.’ Diaria, ed. Schullian, 50.

a2v Alexander Benedictus: [Letter addressed to] Augustinus Barbadicus, Doge of Venice. Diaria, ed. Schullian, 52-4.

a4r Alexander Benedictus: ‘Argumentum primi libri' [addressed to] Antonius Boldus, Johannes Marcellus, and Aloisius (Ludovicus) Molinus. Diaria, ed. Schullian, 58.

a4v Alexander Benedictus: Diaria de bello carolino: book 1. Diaria, ed. Schullian, 60-126.

e4v Alexander Benedictus: ‘Argumentum secundi libri' [addressed to] Antonius Bernardus and Georgius Cornelius. Diaria, ed. Schullian, 130.

e5v Alexander Benedictus: Diaria de bello carolino: book 2. Diaria, ed. Schullian, 132-96.

i3v Alexander Benedictus: [Letter addressed to] Sebastianus Baduarius and Hieronymus Bernardus. Diaria, ed. Schullian, 198.

i4r [Privilege.] Diaria, ed. Schullian, 198.


Imprint: [Venice: Aldus Manutius, Romanus, after 27 Aug. 1496]. 4°.


Collation: a–h8 i4.


ISTC: ib00320400

GW: GW 863;

Hain: H 805*;

Goff: Goff A‑389;

BMC: BMC V 555;

Proctor: Pr 5552;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑277; CIBN B‑214; Scapecchi, ‘Annali', 10; not in Sheppard.

LCN: 13409985


Copy number: A-164A(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century(?) faded gold-tooled red crushed morocco; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 213 × 163 × 16 mm.

Size of leaf: 204 × 155 mm.

For corrections to the text of this edition see C. F. Bühler, ‘Stop-press and Manuscript Corrections in the Aldine Edition of Benedetti's Diaria de Bello Carolino’, in Early Books and Manuscripts: Forty Years of Research (New York, 1973), 138-44. At 140-1 Bühler notes five stop-press corrections: in this copy the corrections on a6v and both on d7v have been made, whilst the other two have not. At 141 he notes 17 cases of manuscript alterations, all of which have been made in this copy except for that on d1r. Copious marginal notes in an early hand mainly extracting key words and phrases; on a2r a reference to Lucian; on c3v a supplement to the text with a reference to Macrobius.

Provenance: Purchased from A Catalogue of Rare, Curious and Valuable Books, Manuscripts and Autographs Consigned from Italy, to Which Is Added Another Valuable Collection . . . (London: Evans, 22 Nov. 1837), lot 200 for £0. 9. 0.; see Library Bills (1837-8), bill no. 33 from Thomas Rodd; Books Purchased (1838), 3. No Bodleian copy is listed by Pr, and the edition is included neither in the pre-1920 catalogue, nor in Sheppard, but see Catalogus (1843), Appendix I 88; for the rediscovery of this book see Kristian Jensen, ‘Notes and Documents: The Case of the Recovered Incunable', BLR 16,5 (1999), 435-6.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2R 3.90.

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