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Bod-Inc: B-126

Barzizius, Gasparinus

Epistolae ad exercitationem accomodatae.


Analysis of Content

[a1v] [Poem in praise of Basel, the printers, and the author.] Incipit: ‘Quos legis, vnde tibi si queras forte libelli | Mittantur, pressos dat Basilea, scias'; 9 elegiac distichs.

[a2r] [Barzizius], Gasparinus: Epistolae ad exercitationem accomodatae. Barzizius, Opera, ed. Joseph Alexander Furiettus (Rome, 1723), I 220-336. On Barzizius's letters, see Remigio Sabbadini, ‘Lettere e Orazioni edite e inedite di Gasparino Barzizza', Archivio Storico Lombardo, 13 (1886), 363-78, 563-83, and 825-36; Ludwig Bertalot, ‘Die älteste Briefsammlung des Gasparinus Barzizza', Beiträge zur Forschung, Studien aus dem Antiquariat Jacques Rosenthal, München, NF Heft 2 (1929), 39-84, repr. in Bertalot, Studien zum italienischen und deutschen Humanismus, ed. Paul Oskar Kristeller, II, Storia e letteratura, 130 (Rome, 1975), 31-102; Daniela Mazzuconi, ‘Per una sistemazione dell'epistolario di Gasparino Barzizza', Italia medioevale e umanistica, 20 (1977), 183-241, at 192 on the text in incunable editions; and C. Fantazzi, ‘The “Epistulae ad exercitationem accomodatae” of Gasparino Barzizza', in Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Torontoniensis: Proceedings of the Seventh International Congress of Neo-Latin Studies Toronto 8-13 August 1988 (Binghamton, NY, 1991), 139-46.


Imprint: Basel: Michael Wenssler and Friedrich Biel, [not after 1 Dec. 1472]. Folio.


Collation: [a–f10].


ISTC: ib00261000

GW: GW 3676;

Hain: H *2675;

Goff: Goff B‑261;


Proctor: Pr 7466;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑218; CIBN B‑164; Sheppard 2309.

LCN: 13934873


Copy number: B-126(1)

Binding: Old pasteboards.

Size: 285 × 198 × 15 mm.

Size of leaf: 277 × 185 mm.

Some initials supplied in ink by a sixteenth/seventeenth-century hand; underlining.

Provenance: ‘Starck' on [a1r]. ‘Bischoff' (nineteenth century) on front endleaf. J. T. Hand (fl. 1834-1837); inscription; purchased at his sale (1837), lot 202, for £0. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1837), 16.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q inf. 2.33.

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