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Oeconomica (trans. Leonardus Brunus Aretinus).


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Brunus Aretinus, Leonardus: ‘Praefatio in libros oeconomicorum Aristothelis ad Cosmum Medicum Florentinum.’ Bruni, Schriften, 120-1.

[a2r] Aristoteles [pseudo-]: Oeconomica. Partly translated by Leonardus Brunus Aretinus. Incipit: ‘[R]es familiaris et res p[ublica] inter se differunt non solum quantum domus et ciuitas . . .’ See A‑388.

[b3r] Brunus Aretinus, Leonardus: [Commentary on the Oeconomica.] Incipit: ‘[R]es familiaris et res p[ublica] inter se differunt. Diximus supra in prohemio, quam Graeci politicam uocant nos appellare rem . . .’ See Bruni, Schriften, 165 and Lohr (1971), 316-20, at 318-19 no. 2.


Imprint: [Venice: Christophorus Valdarfer, c.1470]. 8°.

Remarks: For the ascription to [Verona: Paulus de Butzbach and Georgius de Alemannia] see Daniela Fattori, ‘Nuove ricerche sulla tipografia veronese del Quattrocento', Bibliofilia, 97 (1995), 1-20, at 1-12.


Collation: [a10 b c8 d10].


ISTC: ia01009000

GW: GW 2435;

Hain: HCR 1774;

Goff: Goff A‑1009;

BMC: BMC V 185;

Proctor: Pr 4139;

Others: Rhodes 158a; Sheppard 3308-9.

LCN: 13981285


Copy number: A-412(1)

Binding: Italian eighteenth/nineteenth-century(?) pasteboards imitating mottled calf; blind- and gold-tooled spine; marbled edges.

Size: 212 × 145 × 13 mm.

Size of leaf: 207 × 137 mm.

Copious fifteenth/sixteenth-century marginal notes and underlining.

Initials are supplied in red.

Provenance: Bernardus Rosa (fifteenth/sixteenth century); name on [a1r]. Count Paolo Vimercati-Sozzi (1801-1883); engraved label. Purchased from Ulrich Hoepli, Catalogue 59 (1889), no. 32, for 25 [Lire]; see Library Bills, 13 Dec. 1889.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q inf. 1.37.

Copy number: A-412(2)

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century parchment, grained and sprinkled, the spine tooled.

Size: 220 × 152 × 13 mm.

Size of leaf: 209 × 140 mm.

A few sixteenth-century marginal notes.

On [a1r] a Venetian reserved white initial surrounded by white vine-stems defined in red and green on a blue ground; other initials are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); Elenchus, no. 441. Bequeathed in 1914

SHELFMARK: Byw. K 3.4.

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