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Bod-Inc: B-570

Brunus Aretinus, Leonardus

De primo bello Punico [Italian] Della prima guerra punica.


Analysis of Content

[a1v] Brunus Aretinus, Leonardus: [Preface.] ‘Prologo'. La Prima guerra punica, ed. Ceruti, 1-4.

[a2r] Brunus Aretinus, Leonardus: Della prima guerra punica. La Prima guerra punica, ed. Ceruti, 4-246.


Imprint: [Venice: Printer of Basilius, ‘De vita solitaria', c.1471]. 4°.


Collation: [a–g10 h i8].


ISTC: ib01256000

GW: GW 5604;

Hain: HCR 1560;

Goff: Goff B‑1256;

BMC: BMC V 186;

Proctor: Pr 5653;

Others: CIBN B‑892; Sheppard 3311.

LCN: 13983271


Copy number: B-570(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century blind and gold-tooled calf; the spine gold-tooled; marbled pastedowns; watermark of the endpapers: snake on staff with the letters ‘S W'.

Size: 240 × 170 × 26 mm.

Size of leaf: 233 × 158 mm.

On [a1r] an Italian eight-line initial is supplied in gold surrounded by white vine-stems defined in red, blue or green. In the lower margin of [a1r] a coat of arms within a wreath (see below). Principal initials are supplied in gold on a red, blue, and green ground.

Provenance: Unidentified coat of arms within a wreath: argent, a tree eradicated, supporting a green climbing vine proper, the top enflamed. On the front endleaf an inscription: ‘Hoc saltem munere donetur amicitia. Apr. 1. 1821. Ph. W.’ Purchased for £1. 6. 0; see Books Purchased (1842), 4.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 6.58.

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