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Bod-Inc: B-488

Bossus, Matthaeus

Dialogus de veris et salutaribus animi gaudiis.


Analysis of Content

a2r Politianus, Angelus: [Letter addressed to] Lorenzo I de' Medici. Incipit: ‘Sapienter ut cetera, Laurenti, facis . . .’

a3r Bossus, Matthaeus: Dialogus de veris et salutaribus animi gaudiis. Incipit: ‘[S]i quis est vti sapientem . . .’ See Soranzo, Bosso, 45-51.


Imprint: Florence: Francesco Bonaccorsi, 8 Feb. 1491. 4°.


Collation: a–k8 l10.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: ib01041000

GW: GW 4955;

Hain: HC (+ Addenda) *3672;

Goff: Goff B‑1041;

BMC: BMC VI 674;

Proctor: Pr 6312;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑760; Oates 2412.5; Sheppard 5221.

LCN: 13911206


Copy number: B-488(1)

Wanting the blank leaf l10.

Binding: Eighteenth-century blind-tooled calf; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 208 × 136 × 22 mm.

Size of leaf: 203 × 128 mm.

Provenance: On a1r deleted inscription: ‘Liber L ci Benedicti . . .' On a1r inscription: ‘J. Herbert' (eighteenth century). Lord Wenman; armorial book-plate on front pastedown (Howe, Book Plates, 31310); probably Philip, 7th Viscount (1742-1800). Philip Augustus Hanrott (1776-1856); sale (5 Aug. 1833), lot 367. Purchased for £0. 7. 6; see Books Purchased (1833), 4.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 5.22.

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