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Campanus, Johannes Antonius

Opera (ed. Michael Fernus).

 

Analysis of Content

[*1r] [Title-page.]

[*1r] [Exhortation to the reader.] ‘Ne precor quid prius dato, lector, quam omnia intuare. Nam spero fore ut nisi cuncta abiicias cogaris singula laudare.’

[*1r] ‘Carmen'. Incipit: ‘Nubila pellit | Grandine foeta'; 2 stanzas each of 7 lines of rhythmic verse.

[*1r] [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Pulsabar solida et toti notissima mundo | Per coelum et terras fama uagata mea est'; 4 elegiac distichs.

[*1v] [Interdict.] Incipit: ‘Interdicitur omni hominum generi audeat quisque Campani opera formis rursus ad decennium . . .’

[*1v] Sforza, Lodovicus: ‘Edictales litterae'.’ [Privilege for 10 years, granted to] Michael Fernus. Incipit: ‘[L]udovicus Maria Sfortia Anglus, dux Mediolani, etc. Papiae Angleriaeque comes ac Genuae et Cremonae . . . Haec res nos mouit, ut cum nuper acceperimus Michalem Fernum . . .’

[*1v] Sabinus, Petrus: ‘In novam Campani editionem decastichon'.’ Incipit: ‘Perlege Campani numerosa uolumina, lector, | Non ociosas paginas'; 10 lines of verse, 5 hexameters, the first and the penultimate each followed by an iambic dimeter, each of the others by a glyconic.

[a1v] [Fernus], Michael: [Verse, dedicated to Petrus] Sabinus. Incipit: ‘Hei mihi que uana est spes haec et gloria famae | Pro fama morimur docte Sabine fame'; 2 elegiac distichs.

[*2r] Antiquarius, Jacobus: [Letter addressed to] Michael Fernus. Jacobus Antiquarius, Epistolae, ed. Johannes Maria Vibius (Perugia: C. Blanchinus, 1519), E3v -E4r.

[*2v] Fernus, Michael: [Letter addressed to] Jacobus Antiquarius. Incipit: ‘[Q]uando mecum eam repeto, Antiquarie, virorum optime, diem qua tantis laudibus . . .’

[*3r] Campanus, Johannes Antonius: ‘Ad Michaelem in Elysiis'.’ Incipit: ‘Nuper in Elysios moriturus uulnere campos | Pestifero tristis spiritus exierat'; 8 elegiac distichs. See Frank-Rutger Hausmann, ‘Giovanni Antonio Campano (1429-1477): ein Beitrag zur Geschichte des italienischen Humanismus im Quattrocento', Römische Historische Mitteilungen, 12 (1970), 125-78, esp. 125-71. On this edition also DBI XLVI 359-61.

[*3v] [Fernus, Michael(?): Address to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Ne quid aberres, lector, omnium primum scire debes uolumen hoc in sex esse distinctum partes . . .’

[*3v] ‘Omnium index operum'.

[*4r] [Fernus, Michael(?): Address to] Jacobus Antiquarius. Incipit: ‘[N]unc commonendi mihi sunt lectores, Antiquari, quo quodque ubique locatum sit . . .’

[*6r] [Fernus, Michael(?): Verse.] Incipit: ‘Sic mea bis ternis constans campana sub ansis | Perfecta ex omni parte sonare potest'; 3 elegiac distichs.

[*6r] [Fernus, Michael(?)]: ‘De bellis et editionis opportunitate’ [addressed to the reader.] Incipit: ‘[M]irantur fortasse uestrum complures cur ita totus ubique exultem . . .’

[*6v] [Fernus, Michael(?): Verse.] Incipit: ‘Serta iam tandem populi per vrbes | Ponite et portis hederas virentes | Floribus conspargite cuncta letis | Edite cantus'; sapphic ode of 10 stanzas.

[†1r] Fernus, Michael: ‘Vita Campani'.’ Incipit: ‘[Q]uam magna potens, et sublimis uirtutis sit gloria facile ostendit . . .’

[†10r] [Fernus, Michael(?): Note on the ‘Vita', addressed to] the reader. Incipit: ‘Parce, precor, maledictis, lector, libellus paucis te compellare . . .’

[†10r] [Fernus, Michael(?)]: ‘Contra detractores ad Campani gloriam'.’ Incipit: ‘Malae quot linguae lacerabunt labores | Tuae Campane uitae gloriam nostros'; 25 lines of unidentified metre, possibly with a choriambic tendency.

[†10v] [Fernus, Michael(?)]: ‘Epitaphium'.’ Incipit: ‘Campanus iacet hic humili contectus in urna | Qui uaga dum uixit sydera transiliit'; 5 elegiac distichs. Not the epitaph by Politian; see Hausmann, ‘Beitrag', 171.

Part II.

[‡1r] [Fernus, Michael(?): Introduction to the list of notes for the margins.] Incipit: ‘Studiose quicunque es ipse vel imprimis prestantis magnus . . .’

[‡1r] [Fernus, Michael(?)]: ‘Marginariae in libros de ingratitudine et que consequuntur reliqua notulae'.’

1a1r [Introduction, with dedication to] Johannes Antonius Alexandrinus. Incipit: ‘[P]osteaquam in hanc vitam et hoc quod undique patens et apertum . . .’

1a1v [Verse, dedicated to] Johannes Antonius Alexandrinus. Incipit: ‘Diue procellosi librator maxime mundi | Accipe Campani scripta beata mei'; 7 elegiac distichs.

1a2r Campanus, Johannes Antonius: ‘De ingratitudine fugienda', dedicated to Pandulfus Balionius. Johannes Antonius Campanus, Opera selectiora, ed. F. O. Menckenius (Leipzig, 1734), 523-70. See Hausmann, ‘Beitrag', 171-2, no. 1. Book I only.

1c8r Campanus, Johannes Antonius: ‘De regendo magistratu', dedicated to Franciscus Lutius. ed. F. O. Menckenius, 695-733. See Hausmann, ‘Beitrag', 172, no. 2.

1d5v Campanus, Johannes Antonius: ‘De dignitate matrimonii', dedicated to Franciscus Maximus. ed. F. O. Menckenius, 734-57. See Hausmann, ‘Beitrag', 172, no. 3.

1e3r Campanus, Johannes Antonius: ‘Thrasimeni descriptio', dedicated to Pandulfus Balionius. ed. F. O. Menckenius, 490-522. See Hausmann, ‘Beitrag', 173, no. 4. See Di Bernardo, Gianantonio Campano, 77, 79.

1k1r Campanus, Johannes Antonius: ‘De fratris obitu', dedicated to [Ascanius Maria Sforza], Cardinal-bishop of Pavia. Incipit: ‘[S]i mihi eadem essent tecum uincula beniuolentiae, quae caeteris . . .’ See Hausmann, ‘Beitrag', 173, no. 5.

1l3r Campanus, Johannes Antonius: ‘Censura in Quintiliani Declamationes', dedicated to [Franciscus Todeschini Piccolomini], Cardinal-archbishop of Siena (Pius III, Pont. Max.). Johannes Antonius Campanus, Epistolae et poemata, ed. Johannes Burchardus Menckenius (Leipzig, 1707), 540-5. For this and the following censurae, see Hausmann, ‘Beitrag', 173, no. 6.

1l3v Campanus, Johannes Antonius: ‘Censura in Orationes Tullii', dedicated to [Franciscus Todeschini Piccolomini], Cardinal-archbishop of Siena. Incipit: ‘[M]arcum Tullium Ciceronem cum in omnibus suis scriptis fuisse longe . . .’

1l4r Campanus, Johannes Antonius: ‘In Victorinum de generatione diuina censura', dedicated to Sixtus IV, Pont. Max. Incipit: ‘[C]um nonnullas Germaniae bibliothecas nuper euoluerem, libellum inueni . . .’

1l4r Campanus, Johannes Antonius: ‘In Suetonium censura', dedicated to [Franciscus Piccolomini], Cardinal-archbishop of Siena. ed. Johannes Burchardus Menckenius, 545-6.

1l4r Campanus, Johannes Antonius: ‘In uitas Plutarchi censura', dedicated to [Franciscus Piccolomini], Cardinal-archbishop of Siena. ed. Johannes Burchardus Menckenius, 546-8.

1l4v Campanus, Johannes Antonius: ‘Censura in Livium', dedicated to [Ascanius Maria Sforza], Cardinal-bishop of Pavia. ed. Johannes Burchardus Menckenius, 548-50.

1l5r Campanus, Johannes Antonius: [Letter, here addressed to] Antonius Moretus, but originally addressed to Franciscus Guarnieri. In the present form edited in Johannes Burchardus Menckenius, 550-3; on the falsification of the addressee see P. Farenga, ‘Le prefazioni alle edizioni romane di Giovanni Filippo de Lignamine', Scrittura, bibioteche e stampa II, 135-74, at 136, n. 5; the original version is partly edited in Monfasani, ‘First Call', 23-8, who, at 4-5, dates the letter to before Aug. 1470.

1l5r [Columna, Odoardus?]: ‘Coram Pio abscessuri ad Venetos adolescentis Columnensis oratio'.’ Incipit: ‘[P]atruus meus cardinalis beatissime, pater tanquam diligens et compositus . . .’ See Hausmann, ‘Beitrag', 173, no. 7. For the possible identification of ‘adolescens Columnensis' with Odoardo Colonna, compare Prospero Colonna, I Colonna dalle origini all'inizio del secolo xix (Rome, 1927), 89.

1l5v [Colonna, Odoardus?]: ‘Oratio', [addressed to] the Senate of Venice. Incipit: ‘[S]i per acerbam et luctuosam domus meae fortem licuisset . . .’ See Hausmann, ‘Beitrag', 174, no. 8.

1l5v Campanus, Johannes Antonius: ‘Oratio ascensus domini'.’ Incipit: ‘[M]ulta sunt, pater beate, huius sanctissimi diei mysteria quo saluator noster . . .’ See Hausmann, ‘Beitrag', 174, no. 9.

Part III.

[¶1r] ‘Marginaria in orationes annotamenta'.

2a1r Fernus, Michael: [Letter addressed to] Petrus Gundisalvus de Mendoza (Pedro Gonzalez de Mendoza), Archbishop of Toledo. Incipit: ‘[I]am pridem, pater reuerendissime, flos ille linguæ et dicendi . . .’

2a1v Fernus, Michael: [Verse, addressed to] Petrus Gundisalvus de Mendoza. Incipit: ‘Ecce beata dies tanto mihi parta labore | Campanus nitidum protulit ecce caput'; 5 elegiac distichs.

2a2r Campanus, Johannes Antonius: ‘Initio studii MCCCLV Perusiae oratio'.’ Incipit: ‘[C]onsyderanti mihi paulo ante et ad hunc dignissimum ornatissimumque . . .’ See Hausmann, ‘Beitrag', 174, no. 10.

2a8v Campanus, Johannes Antonius: ‘Oratio cineritia'.’ Incipit: ‘[C]um inter tot ritus cærimoniasque Christianas . . .’ See Hausmann, ‘Beitrag', 174, no. 11.

2b6r Campanus, Johannes Antonius: ‘De spiritu sancto oratio'.’ Incipit: ‘Cum statuissem, pater sancte, id quod erat huius temporis . . .’ See Hausmann, ‘Beitrag', 174-5, no. 12.

2c3v Campanus, Johannes Antonius: ‘De circuncisione oratio'.’ Incipit: ‘[C]um essent multa diuinitus, pater sancte, generi hominum collata beneficia . . .’ See Hausmann, ‘Beitrag', 175, no. 13.

2c5v Campanus, Johannes Antonius: ‘In festo sancti Stephani oratio'.’ Incipit: ‘[S]i eadem est, pater sancte, in cœlo, quae in terris, apud deum quæ apud homines . . .’ See Hausmann, ‘Beitrag', 175, no. 14.

2d2r Campanus, Johannes Antonius: ‘In festo sancti Thomae de Aquino oratio'.’ Incipit: ‘[O]mnium primum oro ego atque obtestor, dignissimi antistites, ut hodiernum hoc munus dicendi . . .’ L. Cinelli, ‘I panegirici in onore di S. Tommaso d'Aquino alla Minerva nel XV secolo', Memorie Domenicane, NS 30 (1999), 19-146, at 71 no. 2 and 95-104; see also Hausmann, ‘Beitrag', 175, no. 15.

2d5v Campanus, Johannes Antonius: ‘In conuentu Ratisponensi ad exhortandos principes Germanorum contra Turcos et de laudibus eorum oratio'.’ Incipit: ‘[Q]uae res, Caesar, per tot iam annos frequentissimis Germaniae conuentibus . . .’ See Hausmann, ‘Beitrag', 175-6, no. 16.

2f1r Campanus, Johannes Antonius: ‘In exequiis diui Pii II pontificis maximi oratio'.’ Incipit: ‘[S]unt fortasse, uiri Senenses, in isto dignissimo consessu uestro nonnulli . . .’ See Hausmann, ‘Beitrag', 176, no. 17.

2f6r Campanus, Johannes Antonius: ‘In funere magnifici Nelli de Balionibus oratio'.’ Incipit: ‘[S]i uetera illa maiorum instituta ad hunc usque diem permanere . . .’ See Hausmann, ‘Beitrag', 176, no. 18.

2h2v Campanus, Johannes Antonius: ‘[Oratio] ‘In funere parentis domini Ioannis Archiepiscopi Beneuentani tunc Perusiae gubernatoris oratio'.’ Incipit: ‘[V]ellem equidem, praestantissime domine, in hoc funestissimo luctuosissimoque munere . . .’ See Hausmann, ‘Beitrag', 176, no. 19.

2h4r Campanus, Johannes Antonius: ‘In funere Cardinalis sanctae Susannae Saxoferratensis oratio'.’ Incipit: ‘[H]onestius actum esset mecum, dignissimi antistitis in luctu funestissimo . . .’ 2 h4v, l. 49 printed in Vitae et res gestae pontificum Romanorum . . ., ed. Alphonsus Ciaconius and Augustinus Oldoinus, II (Rome, 1677), cols 1044-8. See Hausmann, ‘Beitrag', 176-7, no. 20.

2i1r Campanus, Johannes Antonius: ‘In funere Urbinatis ducis oratio'.’ Incipit: ‘[M]irantur fortasse plaerique uestrum proceres uosque alii uiri summi . . .’ See Hausmann, ‘Beitrag', 177, no. 21. The Duke of Urbino was Federicus II de Montefeltro; see Stokvis III 888 and James Dennistoun, Memoirs of the Dukes of Urbino, new ed. with notes by Edward Hutton, 3 vols (London, 1909), at I, 61-291.

Part IV.

[§1r] [Introduction to index, addressed to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Lector, seu tu unus e magna es eruditorum turba seu mordacula rabula . . .’

[§1r] ‘Epitomarius in epistolas index'.

3a1r Fernus, Michael: [Letter addressed to] Franciscus Piccolomini Cardinal-archbishop of Siena. Incipit: ‘[N]on possum satis demirari, pater amplissime, in tanta librorum impressione . . .’

3a2r Campanus, Johannes Antonius: [Epistolarum libri novem.] Johannes Antonius Campanus, Epistolae et poemata, ed. Johannes Burchardus Menckenius (Leipzig, 1707), 1-540. See Frank-Rutger Hausmann, Giovanni Antonio Campano (1429-1477): Erläuterungen und Ergänzungen zu seinen Briefen, Inaugural Dissertation, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg im Breisgau, 1968.

m4r [Note tentatively ascribing the following oration to Campanus.] ‘Nouissime ab Angelo Ubaldo uiro spectatissimo Perusio allata; Campani fertur tametsi ex nitidis suis illius non uidetur eloquentiae fontibus hausta . . .’

m4r [Campanus, Johannes Antonius?]: ‘Perusinorum ad Pium II in obedientia oratio'.’ Incipit: ‘[S]i ulla unquam ciuitas et res publica, pater sanctissime atque optime, nouo principe . . .’

m4v [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Quisquis tersiloquum scribendi concupis usum | Hunc tibi Campani scripta decora dabunt'; 3 elegiac distichs.

Part V.

4a1r Fernus, Michael: [Preface, addressed to] Cardinal Bernardinus Lunati. Johannes Antonius Campanus and Bartholomeus Platina, Le vite di Pio II, ed. Giulio C. Zimolo, Rerum Italicarum Scriptores, 3/3 (Bologna, 1964), 3-4.

4a1v [Fernus, Michael: Verse addressed to] Cardinal [Bernardinus] Lunati. ed. Zimolo 4-5.

4a2r Campanus, Johannes Antonius: [Vita Pii II Pontificis Maximi.] ed. Zimolo 7-87. See Hausmann, ‘Beitrag', 177, no. 22.

4a8v [Verse.] ed. Zimolo 88.

4a8v [Epitaph.] ed. Zimolo 88.

Part VI.

[✠1r] ‘Summa historiae Brachianae capita'. [Table of place-names.]

1A1r Fernus, Michael: [Introductory letter addressed to] Johannes [Lopez], Bishop of Perugia. Johannes Antonius Campanus, Braccii Perusini vita et gesta, ed. Roberto Valentini, Rerum Italicarum Scriptores, 19/4 (Bologna, [1929]), pp. xxvii–xxviii.

1A1v [Verse, addressed to] Johannes [Lopez], Bishop of Perugia. ed. Valentini p. xxviii.

1A2r Campanus, Johannes Antonius: ‘De vita et gestis Brachii' [Braccio Baglioni].’ ed. Valentini 3-206. See Hausmann, ‘Beitrag', 177, no. 23. On Braccio, see Di Bernardo, Gianantonio Campano, 54-6, 80.

Part VII.

2A1r Fernus, Michael: [Oration addressed to Julius] Pomponius Leto. ‘Dictatori perpetuo, imperatori nostro maximo Pomponio Leto, magistro equitum, Phaedro, cuncteque reipublice litterarie Michael Fernus Mediolamnius uilis pabulator. Strenuem(!) pugnam pulchram uictoriam'.’ Incipit: ‘[P]omponi, audis an non audis, Pomponi? Quo tantum securus de litteraria . . .’

2A2r [Table of contents.] ‘Indicaria in Epigrammatum libros epitomatula’

2A4r Campanus, Johannes Antonius: [Epigrammata.] Incipit: ‘[M]ollis ades cythœrea nouos deflaemus amores | Et ferimur tepidis in tua regna notis'; 8 books of epigrams in elegiac distichs.

2F4r ‘Riarium insigne'. Incipit: ‘Aurea signa sumus partim, cœlestia partim | In medio floret nobilis orbe rosa'; 2 elegiac distichs.

2F4r [Verse to] ‘Graualouus Mastubrator'. Incipit: ‘Cum nimium muliebre genus Rhegiense amares | Et tibi iam solum fœmina nota foret'; 5 elegiac distichs.

2F4r ‘De miseria poetarum'. Incipit: ‘Vade qua semper populi uagantur | Qua manu ramis capiunt ab altis | Qua nothus spirat tenui susurro | Vellera seres'; sapphic ode of 16 stanzas.

2F4r [Fernus], Michael: ‘Recte admonuisti Campane nec sero fortasse'.’ Incipit: ‘Ergo si misera est uatum fortuna ualete | Vos mea Pyerides ad fora regredior'; 3 elegiac distichs.

2F4v [Verse.] ‘Retcte(!) uiuendo neminem metuas'. Incipit: ‘Non conficta domus ueterum sed sanguinem nobis | Prodita Fernigenis magni monimenta decoris'; 4 elegiac distichs.

2F5r [Fernus], Michael: [Corrigenda addressed to] the reader. ‘Vis ex stulto demens, idemque ex demente insanus fieri, libros primus Romae imprime. Corruptorum recognitio'.’ Incipit: ‘Lector, homo ego, non deus sum, atque is homo qui binoculus . . .’

2F6v [Fernus], Michael: [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Rumpite si libeat iam nunc mea stamina parcae | Imperium uitae non habet ulla meae'; elegiac distichs.

2F6v [Advertisement, addressed to the purchaser, encouraging him to buy the book.] Incipit: ‘Quid euoluis substasque anceps emptor? An nondum satis perspectus sum tibi Campanus . . .’

2F6v [Colophon acknowledging Michael Fernus's activity as editor and his financial role in the publication.]

Imprint

Imprint: Rome: Eucharius Silber, for Michael Fernus, 31 Oct. 1495. Folio.

Collation

Collation: Part I: [*6] [†10]; part II: [‡2] 1a–c8 d e6 k l6; part III: [¶2] 2a8 b–d6 e4 f8 g h6 i4; part IV: [§6] 3a–h8.6 i k6 l m4; part V: 4a8; part VI: [✠2] 1A10 B–G6.8 H6; part VII: 2A8 B4 C6 D–F4 [G]2.

Remarks: Leaf1 A1 unsigned,1 A2 signed Ai.

References

ISTC: ic00073000

GW: GW 5939;

Hain: HC 4286 = HC, Addenda, 4287;

Goff: Goff C‑73;

BMC: BMC IV 117;

Proctor: Pr 3879;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑63; Oates 1540, 1541, 1542; Rhodes 498; Sheppard 3071; Facsimile: Johannes Antonius Campanus, Opera omnia (Rome: E. Silber for M. Fernus, 31 Oct. 1495; repr. Farnborough, 1969).

LCN: 13890968

Copies

Copy number: C-036(1)

Binding: Seventeenth-century English calf over paper boards; marbled pastedowns; two ties lost. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at head and tail of the upper cover. Rebacked with gold-tooled spine. On both covers fillets form concentric intersecting frames. An intersecting cresting roll between two sets of triple fillets forms an inner rectangle, in which the cresting roll forms a saltire.

Size: 310 × 220 × 70 mm.

Size of leaf: 297 × 204 mm.

Occasional early marginal annotations. The text is occasionally corrected, and signatures k and l have been corrected to f and g, all in early brown ink.

Provenance: Johannes Girard (sixteenth century). Bought by Jacobus Martinet (fl. 1543), inscription on [*1r]: ‘Ex peculio Johannis Girard doctoris et canonici anno domini 1543 mense [ ] emptus ii assibus a Jacobo Martinet'. This is probably not the copy mentioned in the Benefactors' Register I 26, bought with money given in 1601 by Alice Chamberlain; a copy of an edition described as ‘Ven. 1495' is listed in James, Catalogus (1605), 299, and James, Catalogus (1620), 103 with the shelfmark C 3.8 Art. No Venice 1495 edition has been located, but the information is due to a misreading of the colophon of this edition. A copy was presented by John Selden's executors in 1659; see MS. Broxb. 84. 10, p. 19, wrongly described as printed in Milan in 1595; no such edition exists, but this is also a possible misreading of the colophon. In Hyde, Catalogus (1674), and in Fysher, Catalogus a copy is found with the shelfmark B 2.13 Art. Seld.; this shelfmark is cancelled in the present Bodleian copy which also has the stamp of Nathaniel Crynes (1686-1745), on [*2r] and2 F6r; on Crynes and Bodleian duplicates see Philip 89. It may be that the Chamberlain copy was alienated with the arrival of a Selden copy, and that a Crynes copy later took the place and shelfmark of the Selden copy.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: C 2. 13 Art. Seld.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 2.19.


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