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Bod-Inc: B-370

Boccaccio, Giovanni

Genealogiae deorum.


Analysis of Content

[*1r] Boccaccio, Giovanni: [Table of contents.] ‘Prohemium'. Addressed to Hugo II, King of Jerusalem and Cyprus. Incipit: ‘[Q]uis primus apud gentiles Deus habitus sit . . .’

a1r Boccaccio, Giovanni: Genealogiae deorum gentilium. Dedicated to Hugo II. See B‑369.

aa1v [Bandinus], Dominicus: ‘Tabula rubricarum'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uia istud opus genealogiae deorum gentilium est adeo prolixum . . .’ See B‑369.

ee2v Dominicus Silvester: ‘Versus super quindecim libris Genealogiarum' (17 hexameters, without verse 18). See B‑369.

ee2v [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Dum tua, Boccaci, propriis Laurentius auget'; 3 elegiac distichs.

ee2v [Colophon.]

ee3r [Register.]

ft1r Boccaccio, Giovanni: De montibus, silvis, fontibus, lacubus, fluminibus, stagnis seu paludibus, de nominibus maris. Incipit: ‘[S]urrexeram equidem fessus a labore quoddam(!) egregio . . .’ ed. Manlio Pastore Stocchi, in Tutte le opere di Giovanni Boccaccio, ed. Vittore Branca, vols. 7-8 (Milan, 1998).


Imprint: Reggio Emilia: Bartholomæus and Laurentius de Bruschis, Bottonus, 6 Oct. 1481. Folio.


Collation: [*10] a–l10 m14 n–r10 s6 t–x10 y z8 &6+1 [con]10 aa6 aa4 bb cc10 dd10+1 ee2+1 ft ct10 A–C10 D8.

Remarks: Gathering [*] is numbered but not signed.


ISTC: ib00751000

GW: GW 4476;

Hain: HC *3319;

Goff: Goff B‑751;

BMC: BMC VII 1085;

Proctor: Pr 7250;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑584; Hillard 425; Sheppard 6007-8.

LCN: 13961063, 13962348


Copy number: B-370(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half russia over wooden boards.

Size: 312 × 215 × 90 mm.

Size of leaf: 297 × 205 mm.

Occasional early marginal notes.

Provenance: Beltramolus Cattaneus (sixteenth century); on D8v inscription in a sixteenth-century hand: ‘Hic liber est mei Beltramoli Cattanei'. Collation note dated 1899. Paget Jackson Toynbee (1855-1932); book-plate; donated by Toynbee.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Toynbee 1121.

SHELFMARK: Toynbee 3618.

Copy number: B-370(2)

Wanting gatherings ft–D (De montibus, etc.).

Binding: Contemporary Italian (Padua?, c.1481) blind-tooled dark brown goatskin over wooden boards bevelled inwards; rebacked. Four clasps (three star nails, forming a triangle), hinging on the upper cover, wanting. Catches (wanting) were in the form of inverted triangles with the apex cut off (four nails). Covers tooled in blind with five multi-line frames; border of knotwork figures of eight between the second and third lines, and of a palmette motif between the fourth and fifth lines; corners of empty borders mitred; a knotwork tool repeated seven times in a vertical line in the central panel. Upper edge dark green, others light brown. No headbands. New endleaves. Same palmette-motif border on Darmstadt, Landesbibliothek, II.204: Petrus de Abano, Liber de physionomia, Padua: Petrus Maufer, 1474; bound with Matheolus Perusinus, De memoria, Padua: Petrus Maufer, n. d., and Conradus Turicensis, De cometis [Venice]: Hans Aurl, 1474, with anchor watermark (resembling Piccard, Anker, IV 242: Lienz 1483). With similar, but probably not identical, border-tool: San Marino, Calif., Huntington Library, 94926: Panegyrici veteres latini, Milan: A. Zarotus, [c.1482]; London, BL, IA.23953, S. Bernardus Claravallensis, Opuscula, Venice: Simon Bevilaqua, 1495 (BMC V 520).

Size: 315 × 205 × 80 mm.

Size of leaf: 303 × 190 mm.

Occasional early marginal notes in a small neat humanist hand; early foliation and running headings.

Provenance: Purchased at the anonymous sale (23 April 1857), lot 261; for £0. 10. 6; see Books Purchased (1857), 9.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. Q inf. 2.14, Auct. Q inf. 2.15.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q inf. 2.66.

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