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Bod-Inc: A-483

Attila Flagellum Dei [Italian]


Analysis of Content

[*1r] ‘Le rubriche over tabula sopra la sequente opera chiamata Atila flagellum Dei.’

a2r ‘Il libro di Atila.’ Incipit: ‘[I]ntendendo li pagani de Ungaria e de molte altre prouincie e nationi . . .’ See A‑482.

f7v [Historical note on Attila.] Incipit: ‘Atila persecutore de la Christiana fede primamente uenne uerso Aquilegia nel tempo de Papa Leone . . .’

f8r [Colophon with a note on the editor, Bartholomaeus Theus.]


Imprint: Venice: Filippo di Pietro, 15 Oct. 1477. 4°.


Collation: [*2] a10 b–f8.


ISTC: ia01178000

GW: GW 2766;

Hain: HR 1911;

Goff: Goff A‑1178;

BMC: BMC V 220;

Proctor: Pr 4266;

Others: CIBN A‑643; Sheppard 3442.

LCN: 13981007


Copy number: A-483(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1 and sheets f3.6 and f4.5.

Binding: Nineteenth-century mottled calf; the spine gold-tooled with a stamp of an orientalizing tripod surrounded by a tendril; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 212 × 143 × 12 mm.

Size of leaf: 209 × 133 mm.

Woodcut medallion depicting Attila pasted on front endleaf.

On f8r-v a note in a sixteenth-century hand of a letter written by Lorenzo de' Medici to the Signoria of Florence, dated 7 Dec. 1479, incipit: ‘Excelsa signoria mia etc. Se jo non o altriment[i] fatto noto a v[ostra] excelsa signoria la cagone d[i] mia partita . . .' (Lorenzo de' Medici, Lettere, IV (1479-80), ed. Nicolai Rubinstein (Florence, 1981), 265-70, no. 444). Scribbles on f8v.

Provenance: Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 100.

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