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Brunus Aretinus, Leonardus

Epistolarum familiarum libri VIII.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Brunus Aretinus, Leonardus: Epistolarum familiarum libri VIII. [Edited by Antonius Moretus and Hieronymus Squarzaficus.] Leonardus Brunus, Epistolarum libri VIII, ed. J. A. Fabricius (Hamburg, 1724). Leonardus Brunus, Epistolarum libri VIII, ed. Lorenzo Mehus, 2 vols (Florence, 1741). For editions of individual letters see Gordon Griffiths, James Hankins, and David Thompson, The Humanism of Leonardo Bruni: Selected Texts, Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 46, The Renaissance Society of America, Renaissance Texts Ser., 10 (Binghamton, NY, 1987), 409 n. 4. See Francesco Paolo Luiso, Studi sull'Epistolario di Leonardo Bruni, Istituto Storico Italiano per il Medio Evo (Rome, 1980), and Lucia Gualdo Rosa, Censimento dei codici dell'epistolario di Leonardo Bruni (Rome, 1993-); and James Hankins, ‘Notes on the Textual Tradition of Leonardo Bruni's Epistolae familiares’, in Filogia umanistica per Gianvito Resta, ed. Vinceno Fera and Giacomo Ferraú, 3 vols, Medioevo e umanesimo, 94-6, (Padua, 1997), II 1083-122.

[k6r] [Colophon.]

[k6r] Moretus, Antonius; and [Squarzaficus], Hieronymus: [Letter to] Jacobus Zenus, Bishop of Padua. Allenspach–Frasso 264.


Imprint: [Venice: Printer of Brunus Aretinus (H 1565)], 1472. Folio.

Remarks: This press (designated the Printer of Terentius (BMC VII 1143) in IGI) is located by BMC at Venice, by GW tentatively at [Milan].


Collation: [a10 b–i8 k6].


ISTC: ib01242000

GW: GW 5606;

Hain: HC *1565;

Goff: Goff B‑1242;

BMC: BMC VII 1143;

Proctor: Pr 7349;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑940; CIBN B‑879; IGI 2199; Rhodes 452; Sheppard 4737.

LCN: 13985844


Copy number: B-571(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century Italian quarter red morocco; the spine gold-tooled; bound for Boutourlin; marbled pastedowns; endpapers watermarked ‘Al Masso'.

Size: 295 × 210 × 20 mm.

Size of leaf: 288 × 200 mm.

Occasional early marginal notes.

Some initials supplied in red or faded ink.

Provenance: Dimitrij Petrovich, Count Boutourlin (1763-1829); book-plate and shelfmark ‘No. 45', see Catalogue (1831); sale: Catalogue (1839), lot 1798 rather than (1840), lot 1463; the former entry is annotated with ‘B' in the Bodleian copy of the catalogue. Purchased for £3; see Books Purchased (1840), 3.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 3.8.

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