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Bod-Inc: C-048

Cantalycius, Johannes Baptista



Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Cantalycius, Johannes Baptista: [Introductory letter, addressed to] Polydorus Tybertus. Incipit: ‘[P]apinius Statius Neapolitanus poeta praestantissime equitum, mi Polydore, diu multumque . . .’ See Cesare Picci, Il ‘Liber epigrammatum' di G. B. Valentin detto il Cantalicio (Varallo, 1911).

a2v Cantalycius, Johannes Baptista: Epigrammata. Incipit: ‘[H]ic tecum loquitur primus, Polydore, libellus | Et de preturis disputat ille tuis'; elegiac distichs.


Imprint: Venice: Matteo Capcasa (di Codeca), 20 Jan. 1493/4. 4°.


Collation: a–r8 ſ4.

Illustrations: Woodcut on a2r.


ISTC: ic00103000

GW: GW 5993;

Hain: H *4350;

Goff: Goff C‑103;

BMC: BMC V 485;

Proctor: Pr 4993;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑81; Essling 727; Sander 1601; Sheppard 4363.

LCN: 13888573


Copy number: C-048(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century quarter red morocco over marbled paper boards with a gold-tooled border; the spine gold-tooled.

Size: 215 × 156 × 23 mm.

Size of leaf: 206 × 142 mm.

Copious marginal annotations in several humanist hands, repeating headings, extracting key words, and providing a few glosses.

Provenance: Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 124.

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