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Bod-Inc: B-584

Brunus Aretinus, Leonardus

Aquila volante [Italian].


Analysis of Content

A1v ‘Tabula capitulorum huius operis'.

A8v Allegrettus Salensis Lombardus: ‘Ad lectores'. Incipit: ‘Che se delecta de scriptura antica'; 4 strophes of 8 verses each.

A8v [Note about misplaced or misnumbered chapters.] ‘Capituli scambiati'.

a2r Brunus Aretinus, Leonardus [pseudo-]: Aquila [volante]. Incipit: ‘[S]ecundo che dice Aristotile . . .’ See Bruni, Schriften, 185.

x4r [Colophon.]

x4r [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Stemmata uirtutum sunt haec dignissima laude | Quae possessoris nomina lcausa(!) tenent'; 1 elegiac distich.


Imprint: Naples: Ayolfus de Cantono, 27 June 1492. Folio.


Collation: A8 a–g8 h i6 k l8 m6 n8 o–s6 t u8 x4.

Illustrations: On a1v a full-page woodcut; on a2r a woodcut border; woodcut initials.


ISTC: ib01231000

GW: GW 5649;

Hain: HCR 1577;

Goff: Goff B‑1231;

BMC: BMC VI 874;

Proctor: Pr 6743A;

Others: CIBN B‑896; Fava–Bresciano 188; Sander 1418; Sheppard 5470.

LCN: 17517992


Copy number: B-584(1)

Wanting leaf x4, which is supplied in facsimile.

Gathering A bound last. Leaves c3 and x1-3 slightly defective and repaired. Leaves r6 and s6 transposed in binding.

Binding: Nineteenth/twentieth-century blind-tooled parchment.

Size: 280 × 205 × 29 mm.

Size of leaf: 271 × 188 mm.

Early foliation and running headings in ink.

Provenance: Charles William Dyson Perrins (1864-1958); armorial book-plate; sale (London, Sotheby's, 17 June 1946), lot 62. Sheppard notes that ‘This copy, formerly owned by C. W. Dyson Perrins, was presented by the Friends of the Bodleian in 1947'.

SHELFMARK: Don. d.104.

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