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Bod-Inc: C-050

Caorsin, Guilelmus

Obsidionis Rhodiae urbis descriptio.


Analysis of Content

a1r Caorsin, Guilelmus: Obsidionis Rhodiae urbis descriptio. Incipit: ‘[R]hodie urbis obsidionem descripturus . . .’ See Fumagalli no. 1092, and C‑049, a2r –b6r.


Imprint: [Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, after 19 Aug. 1480]. 4°.

Remarks: Tentatively assigned to [Franciscus Renner, de Heilbronn] by BMC but there is no evidence that Renner was using this type after 1478. Pr assigns the edition to Ratdolt. Sheppard says that ‘the measurement of the type page agrees rather with Ratdolt than with Renner's work.’


Collation: a10 b8.


ISTC: ic00108000

GW: GW 6004;

Hain: HC *4356;

Goff: Goff C‑108;

BMC: BMC V 198;

Proctor: Pr 4378;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑86; Hillard 562; Redgrave 16 B; Sheppard 3659.

LCN: 13888610


Copy number: C-050(1)

Bound with:
1. [Matthias I, Emperor of Germany], Actus electionis et coronationis. Frankfurt: for Heinrich Kröner and Johann Bringer, 1612;
2. Carolus IV, Aurea bulla. Frankfurt: Anton Humm, 1612;
3. Giacomo Castellani, Avviso di Parnaso. Antibes: Stamperia Regia, 1619 [fictitious imprint];
4. Giacomo Castellani, Castigo essemplare de' calunniatori. Antibes: Stamperia Regia, 1618 [fictitious imprint];
5. Michele Pio, Allegatione per confirmare. Antibes: Stamperia Regia, 1618 [fictitious imprint];
6. Johannes Dobneck (Cochlaeus), De matrimonio serenissimi regis Angliae Henrici octavi. Leipzig: Michael Blum, 1535 (incomplete);
7. Deliberatione . . . sopra le cose di Pisa. Florence: Giorgio Marescotti, [n. d.];
8. Deliberatione . . . sopra le cose di Pisa. Florence: Giorgio Marescotti, 1575;
9. Bando dell'illustrissimo . . . Duca di Fiorenza. Florence: Giorgio Marescotti, [n. d.];
10. Statuti, et ordinazione . . . della città di Pisa. Florence: Sons of Lorenzo Torrentino, 1563;
11. Provisione della fiera da Farsinella. Florence: Giorgio Marescotti, 1588;
12. Bando. Florence: Giorgio Marescotti, 1581;
13. Provisione sopra le fiere de Cambi. Florence: Giorgio Marescotti, 1596;
15. Luigi Groto, Oratione. Venice: Francesco Rocca, 1571;
16. Orationes duae. Utopia: [n. pr.], 1519 [fictitious imprint];
17. Apologia ordinum inclyti Regni Bohemie. The Hague: Aert Meuris, 1619;
18. Responce des seigneurs estats généraux des provinces unies. The Hague: Aelbrecht Heyndricksz, 1594;
19. A declaration or manifest of the high and mighty lords, the states generall of the United Netherland Provinces. Amsterdam: Widow & Heirs of Hillebrant Jacobsz van Wouw, 1652;
20. Foure Letters. London; Richard Field, for Robert Milbourne, 1619 (STC 15528);
21. Articles of Peace and Commerce. London: Robert Barker, 1642 (not identified in Wing);
22. Articles of the league. [Prague: n. pr.], 1620;
23. Newes out of France. London: T[homas] S[nodham], for Nathaniel Newbery, 1619 (not identified in STC).

Binding: Seventeenth-century calf; rebacked.

Size: 185 × 143 × 47 mm.

Size of leaf: 180 × 135 mm.

Provenance: John Selden (1584-1654)(?); not found in MS. Broxb. 84. 10. Presented in 1659(?).

SHELFMARK: 4° M 30(14) Jur. Seld.

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