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Bod-Inc: A-226


Historia di Altobello e di Re Troiano suo fratello.


Analysis of Content

a2r [Historia di Altobello e di Re Troiano suo fratello.] ‘Il libro delle battaglie de li baroni di Franza sotto il nome di lardito e gaiardo giouene Altobello.’ Incipit: ‘[E]terno padre summo creatore | O vera vostra infinita potentia | Dinanzi ali cieli chera to(!) valore . . .’ See Letteratura italiana, II (Torino: Einaudi, 1983), 600. On this edition, see Neil Harris, Bibliografia dell‘“Orlando Innamorato”, 2 vols (Modena, 1988-91), II 43 n. 75.


Imprint: Vicenza: Simon Bevilaqua, de Gabis, 20 Nov. 1491. 4°.


Collation: a–t8.


ISTC: ia00544600

GW: GW 1586;

Hain: H 883;

Proctor: Pr 7181;

Others: Sheppard 5950.

LCN: 14427724


Copy number: A-226(1)

The title-leaf is hinged and repaired. Woodcut initial E on a2r (not as GW).

Binding: Nineteenth-century English gold-tooled faded blue morocco; bound by C. Lewis; on both covers double fillets form a frame; in the corners a floral tool; edges of the boards and turn-ins tooled with a foliate stamp; in five compartments on the spine the foliate stamp is repeated; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 206 × 156 × 25 mm.

Size of leaf: 200 × 152 mm.

A manuscript note in Italian, quoting the Catalogo della libreria Capponi (1747), notes a copy of GW 1582 then in the Vatican Library, which is not recorded in GW, and is not now recorded by William J. Sheehan, Bibliothecae apostolicae Vaticanae incunabula, 4 vols (Vatican City, 1997).

Provenance: Purchased for £15. 15. 0; see Books Purchased (1843), 3.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 6.13b.

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