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Bod-Inc: B-575

Brunus Aretinus, Leonardus

Historia Florentini populi [Italian].


Analysis of Content

a2r Acciaiuolus, Donatus: ‘Prohemio'. Dedicated to the ‘signori priori di liberta et gonfaloniere di giustitia del popolo Fiorentino'. Incipit: ‘[M]olte sono le cagioni . . .’

a2v Brunus Aretinus, Leonardus: ‘Prohemio'. Translated by Donatus Acciaiuolus. Leonardus Brunus, Historiarum florentini populi libri XII. Istoria fiorentina di Leonardo Aretino, tradotta in volgare da Donato Acciaiuoli, 3 vols (Florence, 1855-69); Leonardus Brunus, Istoria Fiorentina, ed. Cirillo Monzani (Florence, 1861); Edition of the Latin text only: Leonardus Brunus, Historiarum Florentini populi libri XII, ed. Emilio Santini, Rerum italicarum scriptores, NS 19/3 (Città di Castello, 1914), 3-4.

a3r Brunus Aretinus, Leonardus: Historiae Florentini populi [Italian]. Translated by Donatus Acciaiuolus. Brunus, Historiarum florentini populi libri. Brunus, Istoria Fiorentina, ed. Monzani (Florence, 1861); edition of the Latin text only: Brunus, Historiarum Florentini populi libri, ed. Santini, 5-288.


Imprint: Venice: Jacobus Rubeus, 12 Feb. 1476. Folio.

Remarks: Often found with Poggius Florentinus, Historia Fiorentina (Goff P‑873).


Collation: a–k10 kk6 l–p10 q12 r–x10.


ISTC: ib01247000

GW: GW 5612;

Hain: HC *1562;

Goff: Goff B‑1247;

BMC: BMC V 215;

Proctor: Pr 4242;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑945; CIBN B‑883; Oates 1696; Rhodes 453; Sheppard 3421.

LCN: 13985826


Copy number: B-575(1)

Bound with:
2. Poggius Florentinus, Historia Florentina. Venice: Jacobus Rubeus, 8 Mar. 1476 (P‑417).

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Binding: Sixteenth-century French gold-tooled red morocco; arabesque corner- and centre-pieces; endpapers watermarked with crowned fleur-de-lis and inscription: ‘savois' (cosavois?) and two entwined columns standing on a third column; cf. Briquet 7256 with dates from 1574 to 1580; and Briquet 4432-49.

Size: 335 × 230 × 65 mm.

Size of leaf: 328 × 212 mm.

A few early marginal notes in a humanist hand.

Text surrounded by brown rules in both items.

Provenance: Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792); sale (1789), part IV, lot 6426; in annotated catalogue marked down to Thomas Payne for Fl. 20. Both items purchased through Payne for £1. 15. 0; see Books Purchased (1790), 10.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 4.8(1).

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