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Bod-Inc: B-045

Baptista Mantuanus

Contra poetas impudice loquentes.


Analysis of Content

Aa1r [Title-page.]

Aa1v Badius Ascensius, Jodocus: [Letter addressed to] Nicolaus de Quercu. Renouard, Badius, II 88.

Aa1v ‘Quedam prenotatiuncule in sequens opus'. Incipit: ‘Poete vitam in Parthenices Marianæ prenotatiunculis recitauimus . . .’

Aa2r ‘Rerum et verborum index'.

Aa3r Baptista Mantuanus: ‘Contra impudice scribentes'. [Also known as Contra poetas impudice loquentes.] ‘Sunt quibus eloquii datur aurea uena poetae | Sed cadit in sordes inficiturque luto'. See Coccia 139.

Aa3r Badius Ascensius, Jodocus: [Commentary on Contra poetas impudice loquentes.] Incipit: ‘Sunt quibus eloquii etc. Sunt, inquit, quibus natura diuitem venam in carmina dederit . . .’


Imprint: [Paris: Georg Wolf and] Thielman Kerver, for Jean Petit and Johann de Koblenz, 15 Oct. 1499. 4°.


Collation: Aa8 Bb Cc6.


ISTC: ib00082000

GW: GW 3313;

Hain: H 2369 (III);

Goff: Goff B‑82;

Proctor: Pr 8387;

Others: CIBN B‑39; Renouard, Badius, II 87-8 no. F 2; Rhodes 254; Sheppard 6541.

LCN: 14125351


Copy number: B-045(1)

Now bound with B‑036; see there for details of the binding.

Size of leaf: 207 × 133 mm.

Provenance: Guiluelmus Braysicus (sixteenth century?); name (deleted) on A1r of item 1: ‘Guiluelmus Braysicus/E[ ]sing D[ ]perhus'. Date of acquisition of items 1 and 2 unknown; item 3 acquired before 1674, and listed in Hyde, Catalogus, I 252, as part of 4° F 33 Art, the first part now being B‑029; see there and B‑036.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: 4° F 33 Art.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 5.24(3).

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