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Anthologia Graeca Planudea


Analysis of Content

Α1v [Title with table of contents.]

Α2r Anthologia Graeca Planudea. ‘’ Ἀνθολογία διαφόρων ἐπιγραμμάτων ’,’ edited by Janus Lascaris. On Lascaris's editorial work, on the manuscripts used and the order of the poems see A. Turyn ‘Demetrius Triclinius and the Planudean Anthology', Ἐπεθρὶς ἑταιρείς Βυζαντινω̂ν σπουδω̂ν , 39-40 (1972-3), 403-50, 435-43; also Anthologie grecque, deuxième partie. Anthologie de Planude, ed. and trans. Robert Aubeton (Paris, 1980), 22-9.

[*1r] Lascaris, Janus: [Verse.] Incipit: Χαλκοτύποις σελίσιν Μουσω̂ν ἀγὸς ἔδρακε δω̂ρων | ὠγυγίων Δαναὸς τόν ποτ ἔδειξε τύπον ; 9 elegiac distichs. Giano Laskaris, Epigrammi greci, ed. Anna Meschini (Padua, 1976), 113-16, and no. 12.

[*1v] Lascaris, Janus: [Letter] to Piero de' Medici. Legrand, Bibl. hell. I 31-8.


Imprint: Florence: Laurentius (Francisci) de Alopa, Venetus, 11 Aug. 1494. 4°.


Collation: Α‑Ω ΑΑ‑ΚΚ8 [*]8.


ISTC: ia00765000

GW: GW 2048;

Hain: HC *1145;

Goff: Goff A765;

BMC: BMC VI 666;

Proctor: Pr 6406;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑557; CIBN A‑410; Legrand, Bibl. hell. I 29-38; Oates 2437-8; Rhodes 104; Sheppard 5193-4.

LCN: 14423607


Copy number: A-308(1)

For this copy see Printing Greek, no. 16.

Binding: Eighteenth-century Dutch gold-tooled red morocco, by the first Stadholder's bindery, The Hague; see M. M. Foot, The Henry Davis Gift: A Collection of Bookbindings (London, 1978), I 252-3 and n. 101.

Size: 230 × 170 × 50 mm.

Size of leaf: 222 × 156 mm.

Provenance: John Wyndham Bruce (1809-68); armorial book-plate; see Howe, Book Plates, 4152. Armand Durand (1807-94); sale (Paris, 1895). Ingram Bywater; Elenchus, no. 203. Bequeathed in 1914.

SHELFMARK: Byw. A 2.13

Copy number: A-308(2)

Wanting gathering [*], containing the poem, the dedication to Piero de' Medici, and the colophon; possibly suppressed (see BMC).

Copious early notes in Greek, in the hand of Constantine Mesobotes (fl. 1508-1535) (ex informatione Nigel Wilson).

Binding: Nineteenth-century English red morocco over wooden boards; blind-tooled on both covers; on the edges of the boards gilt slashes of dots; floral roll on turn-ins.

Size: 253 × 184 × 50 mm.

Size of leaf: 237 × 163 mm.

Provenance: Constantine Mesobotes (fl. 1508-1535); manuscript notes (see above). Edward Bernard (1638-1697); probably Wanley's list, p. 10, no. 349. Among the books purchased in 1697 from Bernard's widow for £2. 0. 0; see Anthony Wood, Athenae Oxonienses: An Exact History of All the Writers and Bishops who have had their Education in the University, 5 vols (Oxford, 1813-20), IV, col. 709.

SHELFMARK: Auct. K 4.2.

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