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Baptista Mantuanus

Contra poetas impudice loquentes.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v Badius Ascensius, Jodocus: [Laudatory introduction about Baptista.] Incipit: ‘[B]aptista Mantuanus unus est qui sola antiquitate antiquis postponendus est . . .’

a2r Baptista Mantuanus: Contra poetas impudice loquentes. Edited by Johannes Honorius Cubitensis. Incipit: ‘[S]unt quibus eloquii datur aurea vena poete | Sed cadit in sordes inficiturque luto'. S. M. Opielka, ‘B. Baptista Manutanus', Analecta Ordinis Carmelitarum, 1 (1909), 458-61, 482-6, 550-4, 583-8, at 459; see Coccia 139.

a6r [Colophon acknowledging the editorial contribution of Johannes Honorius Cubitensis.


Imprint: Leipzig: Jacobus Thanner, 1499. 4°.


Collation: a6.


ISTC: ib00081000

GW: GW 3311;

Hain: C 852;

Goff: Goff B‑81;

Proctor: Pr 3074;

Others: Sheppard 2168.

LCN: 14125290


Copy number: B-044(1)

Bound with:
1. Johannes Sulpitius Verulanus, De moribus puerorum carmen juvenile. Leipzig: Jacobus Thanner, 1499 (S‑355);
2. Regimen sanitatis que quondam schola solemnis Anglicorum regi conscripsit [with a German gloss]. Leipzig: Melchior Lotter, 1 Mar. 1[4]99] (R‑023);
3. Lucius Annaeus Seneca, De moribus humanae vitae. Marsilius Ficinus, De officiis cuilibet necessaria. Leipzig: Jacobus Thanner, 1499 (S‑152);
4. Caelius Sedulius, Exhortatorium ad fideles. Leipzig: Jacobus Thanner, 1499 (S‑127).
Previously also bound with:
5. Pius II, De ritu, situ, moribus et conditione Teutoniae. Leipzig: Wolfgang Stöckel, 9 Apr. 1496 (P‑308);
6. Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: De mundi gubernatione. Leipzig: Conrad Kachelofen, [14]98 (S‑138).

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf; bound for the Bodleian Library(?); marbled paper boards and one green paper index tab, scars of others at the beginning of each item. According to Thorpe's sale catalogue these items were bound together in the following order: 5, 6, 2, 3, 5, 1, 4.

Size: 213 × 150 × 11 mm.

Size of leaf: 205 × 142 mm.

In all items, principal initials are supplied in red.

Provenance: ‘/13' in pencil on a1r of item 1: price, 13d(?). Purchased from Thomas Thorpe (1791-1851), Catalogue (1832), no. 2428, for £1. 1. 0; see Library Bills (1829-32), no. 345 and Books Purchased (1832), 1.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 6.79(5).

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