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Bod-Inc: B-573

Brunus Aretinus, Leonardus

Epistolarum familiarum libri IX.


Analysis of Content

a1v Guarinus Veronensis: [Letter addressed to] Pros[docimus] de Pros[docimis]. Guarinus Veronensis, Epistolario, ed. Remigio Sabbadini, 3 vols, Miscellanea di storia Veneta, Serie 3, t. 8-11-14 (Venice, 1915-19), II 395-6, no. 762.

a2r Brunus Aretinus, Leonardus: Epistolarum familiarum libri VIII. [Edited by Guarinus Vernonensis.] See B‑571.

r3v Brunus Aretinus, Leonardus: Epistolarum familiarum liber IX. Incipit: ‘Ad regem Hyspanie de munere et officio regali . . .’ See Francesco Paolo Luiso, Studi sull'Epistolario di Leonardo Bruni, Istituto Storico Italiano per il Medio Evo (Rome, 1980), 148-60.

t4v ‘Index siue tabula epistolarum familiarium'.

t10r Pius II, Pont. Max.: ‘Epitaphium Leonardi Aretini'. Aeneas Silvius, Opera inedita, ed. Josephus Cugnoni (Rome, 1883), 365, no. 86.


Imprint: [Louvain: Rodolphus Loeffs, de Driel, between 1483 and 1484/5]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated by HPT; GW dates [c.1487], Sheppard [1483/4].


Collation: a–m8 n10 o–ſ8 t10.


ISTC: ib01243500

GW: GW 5608;

Hain: HC 1564;

BMC: BMC IX 161;

Proctor: Pr 9296;

Others: Amelung, ‘Niederländische Inkunabeln', 17; BSB‑Ink B‑941; Campbell 168; CIBN B‑881; Oates 3801; HPT II 439; ILC 487; Sheppard 7149.

LCN: 13985803


Copy number: B-573(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf; bound for Kloß.

Size: 215 × 150 × 30 mm.

Size of leaf: 207 × 142 mm.

Occasional early marginal notes.

Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; see sale (1835), lot 312. The Bodleian Library purchased a copy of this edition at Sotheby's sale (9 Feb. 1847), lot 249, for £0. 7. 0; see Library Bills 1837-8, no. 30 and Books Purchased (1837), 3; another copy was purchased at the sale of J. T. Hand (1837), lot 64 for £0. 1. 0, see Library Bills (1837-8), no. 30; a third copy was purchased for £1. 11. 6; see Books Purchased (1847), 2; the present copy is unlikely to have been Hand's as it does not carry his usual signature, but may be either the first or the third copy.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 5.84.

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