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Bod-Inc: B-487

Bossus, Matthaeus

De instituendo sapientia animo.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Bossus, Matthaeus: [Letter addressed to] Severinus Chalcus. Incipit: ‘[M]ecum, mi Seuerine, saepe percogitans . . .’ See Giovanni Soranzo, L'umanista canonico regolare Lateranense Matteo Bosso di Verona (1427-1502). I suoi scritti e il suo Epistolario (Padua, 1965), 254 (dated 19 Sept. 1493). Dated Verona, 19 Sept. 1495.

[a4v] [Note addressed to the reader.]

A1r Bossus, Matthaeus: De instituendo sapientia animo. ‘Argumentum'. Incipit: ‘[P]rimus incipit liber, in quo describitur . . .’ See Soranzo, Bosso, 55-8.

Q2v [Note on errata to the reader.]

Q3r Aldegatus, Marcus Antonius: ‘Ad lectorem epigramma'. Incipit: ‘Illustret quae uere animum sapientia nostrum'; 6 elegiac distichs.


Imprint: Bologna: Franciscus (Plato) de Benedictis, 6 Nov. 1495. 4°.


Collation: [a4] A–I8 k8 L–P8 Q4.


ISTC: ib01043000

GW: GW 4954;

Hain: HC 3675 = *3677;

Goff: Goff B‑1043;

BMC: BMC VI 828;

Proctor: Pr 6609;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑759; CIBN B‑731; Hillard 474; Sack, Freiburg, 789; Sheppard 5354.

LCN: 13911289


Copy number: B-487(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century calf; double gilt fillets form a border; gilt floral tool in corners; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 202 × 144 × 23 mm.

Size of leaf: 195 × 132 mm.

Early marginal notes in at least two different hands.

Provenance: William Garbut (fl. 1588/9); on [a1r] a faded inscription: ‘Guilielmus Garbut'. Thomas Rawlinson (1681-1725); sale (22 Nov. 1727), lot 270. Date of acquisition unknown; probably acquired after 1738 but before 1835; not in Fysher, Catalogus but in Catalogus (1843), 305.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 5.21.

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