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Bod-Inc: B-574

Brunus Aretinus, Leonardus

Gracchus et Poliscena comoedia.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Brunus Aretinus, Leonardus [pseudo-; Leonardo della Serrata: Gracchus et Poliscena comoedia.] Incipit: ‘[C]orripio m[at]res gnatas, ne numina ducant.’ On authorship see Giorgio Nonni, ‘Documenti intorno all'umanista vercellese Leonardo della Serrata', Giornale italiano di filologia, NS 5 (1974), 278-94, Giorgio Nonni, ‘Contributi allo studio della Commedia umanistica: La Poliscena’, Atti e memorie dell'Arcadia, 3/6 (1975-6), 393-451; Heinz-Werner Norenberg, ‘Leonardo [Brunis] Poliscena und ihre Stellung in der Tradition der römischen Komödie', Humanistica Lovaniensia, 24 (1975), 1-28; John Pearson Perry, ‘Poliscena, a Latin Humanist Comedy of the Early Renaissance', unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard University, 1975.


Imprint: Schussenried: [Printer of the ‘Gracchus et Poliscena'], 1478. Folio.

Remarks: The colophon reads ‘ . . . in monadſterio / Sorten̄. . . . Anno | . . .’


Collation: [a8 b6].


ISTC: ib01245000

GW: GW 5610;

Hain: H *1595;

Goff: Goff B‑1245;

BMC: BMC II 568;

Proctor: Pr 2667;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑943; CIBN B‑882; Sack, Freiburg, 854; Sheppard 1922.

LCN: 13985865


Copy number: B-574(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century diced russia, for the Bodleian Library(?); stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 292 × 215 × 19 mm.

Size of leaf: 278 × 198 mm.

A few early interlinear glosses.

Provenance: Purchased for £3. 13. 6; see Books Purchased (1806), 1.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 3.13.

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