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Bod-Inc: B-361

Boccaccio, Giovanni

De casibus virorum illustrium.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Boccaccio, Giovanni: [Letter addressed to Mainardo de' Cavalcanti.] ‘Prologus'. Giovanni Boccaccio, De casibus virorum illustrium, ed. Pier Giorgio Ricci and Vittorio Zaccaria, in Tutte le opere, ed. Vittore Branca, vol. 9 (Milan, 1983).

[a3r] Boccaccio, Giovanni: De casibus virorum illustrium. Boccaccio, De casibus virorum illustrium, ed. Ricci and Zaccaria.

[s6r] [Alphabetical index.]


Imprint: [Strasbourg: Georg Husner, c.1474-5]. Folio.

Remarks: Polain dates [before 1479].


Collation: [a10 b12 c–e10 f–s8].


ISTC: ib00708000

GW: GW 4430;

Hain: HC *3338;

Goff: Goff B‑708;

BMC: BMC I 83;

Proctor: Pr 352;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑558; Polain 705; Sack, Freiburg, 705; Sheppard 288.

LCN: 13959025


Copy number: B-361(1)

Bound with:
2. Giovanni Boccaccio, De claris mulieribus. [Strasbourg: Georg Husner, c.1474-5] (B‑377).

Wanting the blank first leaf [a1].

Sheet [r4.5] is misbound as the innermost sheet of [d].

Binding: Eighteenth-century French(?) red morocco, the spine with floral gold tooling; gold-tooled edges and turn-ins; lettering in French; marbled pastedowns; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 272 × 205 × 45 mm.

Size of leaf: 263 × 183 mm.

On [a2r], [s5v] and [s7r] of item 1 ‘Ulmae 1473'.

Provenance: Johannes Sphyractes (1508-1578); on [a2r] of item 1, ‘Sum Johannis Sphyractæ Basiliensis et amicorum Anno 1559'. On [a2r] of item 1, ‘Socini'. Christoph Hagenbach (1596-1668); on [a2r] of item 1, ‘M. Christophori Hagenbach. anno 49.' Anonymous sale (London: Evans, 13 Jan. 1825), lot 208. Purchased for £29. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1825), 4.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q inf. 1.5(1).

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