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Bod-Inc: B-040

Baptista Mantuanus

Parthenice secunda, sive Catharinaria.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v Badius Ascensius, Jodocus: [Letter addressed to] Henricus Valluphinus. Renouard, Badius, II 98.

a2r Baptista Mantuanus: [Letter addressed to] Bernardus Bembus. Incipit: ‘[B]eatissime virginis et martyris Catharine vitam nuper Rome dum tu apud Innocentium Pontificem Maximum pro republica tua splendidum oratoris munus . . .’

a2v Baptista Mantuanus(?): ‘Argumentum'. Incipit: ‘[C]atharina virgo Egyptia Alexandrie nata . . .’

a3r ‘Index alphabeticus'.

a4r ‘Expositiuncule epistole auctoris premisse'. Incipit: ‘Nequid inexpositum preteream noris lector in epistola ab auctore repremissa . . .’

a4v Badius Ascensius, Jodocus: [Introduction.] Incipit: ‘[V]itam poete atque auctoris huius clarissimi in prioris Parthenices preambulis recensuimus . . .’

B1r Baptista Mantuanus: Parthenice secunda dedicated to Bernardus Bembus. Incipit: ‘[C]ostidis aggressi pugnam tormenta rotasque | Atque triumphato uictricia bella tyranno'. See B‑037.

B1r Badius Ascensius, Jodocus: [Commentary on Parthenice secunda.] Incipit: ‘[C]ostidis aggressi pugnam. Ex veteri Latinorum poetarum more atque instituto poeta noster tria facit . . .’

P6r Ceretus, Franciscus: ‘In inuidum lectorem carmen'. Incipit: ‘Inuide quid tantum iuuat excandescere lector | Et Rhodiis linguax ponere sacra focis'; 11 elegiac distichs.

P6r [Commentary.] Incipit: ‘Excandescere est ira et inuidia inflamari . . .’


Imprint: [Paris: Georg Wolf and] Thielman Kerver, for Jean Petit [and Johann de Koblenz, between 5 Aug. 1499 and 13 Jan 1500]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated by CIBN; Sheppard dates [after 5 Aug. 1499].


Collation: a4 B–M8 N–P6.


ISTC: ib00072000

GW: GW 3303;

Hain: H 2369 (II); C (+Addenda) 2376;

Goff: Goff B‑72;

Proctor: Pr 8385;

Others: CIBN B‑053; Renouard, Badius, II 97-8 no. D 1; Rhodes 252; Sheppard 6539.

LCN: 14123404


Copy number: B-040(1)

Bound with B‑036; see there for details of binding and provenance.

Size of leaf: 207 × 133 mm.

Some early marginal notes. Manuscript list of contents on front endleaf in a seventeenth-century(?) hand, containing the first two items, and showing that they had travelled together for some time before they received their present binding.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 5.24(2).

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