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Baptista Mantuanus

Parthenice prima, sive Mariana.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v Baptista Mantuanus: Parthenice prima sive Mariana, dedicated to Ludovicus Fuscararius and Johannes Baptista Refrigerius. Incipit: ‘[S]ancta Palestine repetens exordia nymphe | Difficiles ortus et formidata profundo'. See Walther, Initia, 17209 and Coccia 142.

h7r Baptista Mantuanus: Ad beatam Virginem votum post febrim acerrimam. Incipit: ‘[A]d tua confugio supplex altaria virgo | Et fero nocturnas in tua templa preces'. See Walther, Initia, 467 and Coccia 137.


Imprint: Deventer: Jacobus de Breda, 18 May 1498. 4°.


Collation: a–f8.4 g6 h8.


ISTC: ib00061500

GW: GW 3285;

Hain: H 2377; C 835;

Proctor: Pr 9097;

Others: Campbell 226 = 221 (II); HPT II 414; ILC 330; Sheppard 6988.

LCN: 14123319


Copy number: B-033(1)

Variant: on a2r, l. 2: ‘ . . . Refriergi | um'.

Binding: Half parchment; leaves cropped.

Size: 204 × 145 × 11 mm.

Size of leaf: 200 × 138 mm.

Copious interlinear glosses and marginal annotations, mainly in Latin, but some in Dutch, in black ink, in contemporary hands, both on grammatical and other subjects. Also, on a1r-v early notes in Latin, on rhetoric; further early notes in Latin and Dutch; and early notes in Latin, on the printed text and the author.

Partial rubrication: one three-line initial is supplied in red on c4r. Some capital strokes and underlining in red.

Provenance: name on a2r in an early(?) hand: ‘Tr Gend[ ]'; unidentified stamp on a1r: eighteenth-century ‘C C's addorsed and interlaced beneath a coronet. Date of acquisition unknown, but the shelfmark makes a date of 1886 probable, so this might be the copy bought referred to as ‘Bapt. Mantuanus' in the bill from Camille Vyt, Catalogue 290, no. 262; see Library Bills, 24 Feb. 1886.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 7.34.

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