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Bod-Inc: B-354

Blondus, Flavius

Historiarum ab inclinatione Romanorum imperii decades.


Analysis of Content

a2r Blondus, Flavius: Historiarum ab inclinatione Romanorum imperii decades. Incipit:`[R]omanorum imperii originem incrementaque cognoscere . . .’

S7r [Colophon.]

S7v Campanus, [Johannes Antonius: Verse.] Incipit: ‘Blonde, pio uiuo moreris nil morte dolendum est | Tu famae, domui consulit ille tuae'; 2 elegiac distichs. Not found in Campanus, Opera omnia.

S7v [Campanus, Johannes Antonius: Verse dedicated to Pius II, Pont. Max.] Incipit: ‘Romam instauratam cœpit cum scribere Blondus | Multa illum instaurans contulit Eugenius'; 3 elegiac distichs. Not found in Campanus, Opera omnia.

S7v [Campanus, Johannes Antonius]: ‘Epitaphium'. Incipit: ‘Hic situs est Blondus Priami cui forma, Catonis | Vita, Titi Liuii phama decusque fuit'; 3 elegiac distichs. Not found in Campanus, Opera Omnia.


Imprint: Venice: Octavianus Scotus, 16 July 1483. Folio.


Collation: a–l8 m–z A–C10 D–E8 F–M10 N–S8.


ISTC: ib00698000

GW: GW 4419;

Hain: HC *3248;

Goff: Goff B‑698;

BMC: BMC V 277;

Proctor: Pr 4575;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑551; Oates 1824; Rhodes 381; Sheppard 3641.

LCN: 13959721


Copy number: B-354(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) Italian half parchment over pasteboards; bound for Albergotti(?).

Size: 310 × 220 × 66 mm.

Size of leaf: 296 × 213 mm.

Manuscript notes, chiefly in Decas secunda, in a contemporary and in later hands, some in Italian.

On a2r a Venetian eight-line epigraphic initial ‘R' is supplied in gold, on a blue and red background with white filigree on the blue, yellow filigree on the red; floral extension into the inner margin in blue, maroon, and green with gold dots and pen-work: see Pächt and Alexander II 112, no. pr. 101; at the beginning of each subsequent book five-line epigraphic initials are supplied in red, blue, and red, or blue over guide letters in brown or black ink.

Provenance: Inscriptions of ownership on a2r and S7v, both scored out, the latter covered with an early paper slip. Albergotti family (eighteenth century). Dimitrij Petrovich, Count Boutourlin (1763-1829); sale (1831), lot 322. Purchased for £0. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1842), 8.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 4.45.

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