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Brutus, Jacobus

Corona aurea.


Analysis of Content

[*1r] [Title-page.]

[*1v] [Table of contents.]

[*2r] Brutus, Jacobus: [Dedicatory preface addressed to] Johannes Franciscus II de Gonzaga, Marquis of Mantua. Incipit: ‘[C]um de magno ac ingenti uirtutum laudumque tuarum cumulo et praeconio . . .’

[*4r] [Privilege to Brutus, also mentioning the printer, Tacuinus, dated 13 Nov. 1496.] Incipit: ‘[S]erenissime princeps et excellentissimum dominium supplicatur celsitudini v[estrae], nomine Jacobi Bruti . . .’

[*4r] [Names of subscribers.]

[†5r] ‘Argumentum, index'. Incipit: ‘[E]lucubratio nostra in tria capita principaliter distinguitur . . .’

a1r Brutus, Jacobus: ‘De laudibus litterarum'. Incipit: ‘[S]ummum et omnino mirandum illud totius naturæ iubar et specimen . . .’

d3v Brutus, Jacobus: Coronea aurea. ‘De anima libellus'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uia ergo, vt inquit Cicero Officiorum primo [Off. 1. 7], “Omnis quae a ratione suscipitur de aliqua re institutio, debet a diffinitione proficisci . . .’

[con]3v [Colophon.]


Imprint: Venice: Johannes Tacuinus, de Tridino, 15 Jan. 1496/7. 4°.


Collation: [*]4 [†] a–z &8 [con]4.

Remarks: First two gatherings numbered, but not signed: leaves two and three of gathering [*] are numbered 2 and 3, and the first four leaves of gathering [†] are numbered 5-8.


ISTC: ib01262000

GW: GW 5657 (Anm.);

Hain: HC *4026;

Goff: Goff B‑1262;

BMC: BMC V 531;

Proctor: Pr 5445;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑950; CIBN B‑899; Oates 2116; Sheppard 4538.

LCN: 13982728


Copy number: B-587(1)

Binding: Blind-tooled mottled calf, c.1700; bound for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 223 × 159 × 43 mm.

Size of leaf: 212 × 146 mm.

Occasional underlining in black ink.

Title ‘Corona Aurea' in an early hand in black ink on fore-edge.

Provenance: In the Bodleian by 1674: see Hyde, Catalogus (1674), I 112 (shelfmark C 4. 9 Th.); perhaps in Library by 1620: see James, Catalogus (1620), 90, with date ‘1586' and shelfmark C 4. 9 Th.; not in James, Catalogus (1605).

Former Bodleian shelfmarks: C 4. 9 Th.; 4° B 20 [Th.]

SHELFMARK: C 4.9 Linc.

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