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Bod-Inc: B-376

Boccaccio, Giovanni

De claris mulieribus.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] ‘Rubrice'.

[a3r] Boccaccio, Giovanni: [Letter addressed to] Andreola Acciaiuolus. Giovanni Boccaccio, De mulieribus claris, ed. Vittorio Zaccaria, in Tutte le opere, 2nd edn, ed. Vittore Branca, vol. 10 (Milan, 1970), 18-22; Giovanni Boccaccio, Famous Women, ed. and trans. Virginia Brown (Cambridge, Mass., 2001), 2-7.

[a4r] Boccaccio, Giovanni: De claris mulieribus. Dedicated to Andreola Acciaiuolus. Giovanni Boccaccio, Opere in versi: Corbaccio, Trattatello in laude di Dante, Prose latine, Epistole, ed. Pier Giorgio Ricci (Milan and Naples, 1965), 712-82 [selections only]. Boccaccio, De mulieribus claris, ed. Zaccaria, 22-450; Boccaccio, Famous Women, ed. and trans. Brown, 8-475.


Imprint: Ulm: Johann Zainer, 1473. Folio.


Collation: [a–l10 m8].

Illustrations: 81 woodcuts.


ISTC: ib00716000

GW: GW 4483;

Hain: H *3329;

Goff: Goff B‑716;

BMC: BMC II 521;

Proctor: Pr 2496;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑559; Oates 1150; Rhodes 384; Schramm V p. 18; Schreiber V 3510; Sheppard 1788; Wegener, Zainer, 25.

LCN: 13959050


Copy number: B-376(1)

The first leaf cut out and mounted.

Binding: Early nineteenth-century English gold-tooled red morocco.

Size: 291 × 213 × 28 mm.

Size of leaf: 280 × 190 mm.

Woodcuts painted in red, green, blue, and yellow. Woodcut initials touched in red or green. Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.

Provenance: Bamberg, Bavaria, Franciscans, S. Anna; see sale (London: Sotheby's, 15 June 1799), lot 52; Douce's copy of the catalogue is annotated ‘[£]1. 12. 0. d' [for Douce]; Sotheby's annotated catalogue gives the same price and ‘Douce'. Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 216.

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