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Bod-Inc: B-143

Bembus, Petrus

De Aetna dialogus.


Analysis of Content

A1r Bembus, Petrus: De Aetna dialogus [between Bembus Pater and Bembus Filius], addressed to Angelus Chabrielis. ‘Petri Bembi de Aetna ad Angelum Chabrielem liber.’ Incipit: ‘Factum a nobis pueris est ...’ D6v Explicit: ‘... ille cogitabundus in bibliothecam perrexit.’ Pietro Bembo, De Aetna, trans. with introduction by Vittorio Enzo Alfieri, notes by Marcello Carapezza and Leonardo Sciascia (Palermo, 1981), 43-59.

D6r Colophon: ‘Impressum Venetiis in aedibus Aldi Romani mense februario anno M. VD.’


Imprint: Venice: Aldus Manutius, Romanus, Feb. 1495/6. 4°.

Secundo folio: fieri posse vix puto ...


Collation: A–C8 D6.


ISTC: ib00304000

GW: GW 3810;

Hain: HC *2765;

Goff: Goff B‑304;

BMC: BMC V 554;

Proctor: Pr 5550;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑269; Curt F. Bühler, ‘Manuscript Corrections in the Aldine Edition of Bembo's De Aetna’, Early Books and Manuscripts: Forty Years of Research (New York, 1973), 170-5, repr. from Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 45 (1951), 136-42; CIBN B‑208; Scapecchi, ‘Annali', 6; Sheppard 4616.

LCN: 13932527


Copy number: B-143(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century English green morocco, stamped on both covers, in gold, with the Aldine anchor, and with gilt-edged leaves; endpapers watermarked ‘1801'.

Size: 209 × 157 × 17 mm.

Size of leaf: 203 × 145 mm.

Very faint marginal notes and correction(?) in a contemporary hand, washed out.

Provenance: Thomas Thorpe (1791-1851), Catalogue (1834), pt V no. 150. Purchased for £5. 15. 6; see Books Purchased (1834), 3.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2R 3.86.

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