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Bod-Inc: C-156




Analysis of Content

Α2r Cebes [pseudo-]: Πίναξ . Cebes, Pinax, I–Xl,2.

Γ1r Basilius Magnus: ‘ Λόγος παραινετικὸς πρὸς τοὺς νέους ’. [De legendis antiquorum libris.] Saint Basil on the Value of Greek Literature, ed. N. G. Wilson (London, 1975). On the humanist reception see Luzi Schucan, Das Nachleben von Basilius Magnus «ad adolescentes». Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte des christlichen Humanismus, Travaux d'humanisme et renaissance, 133 (Geneva, 1973).

Ε1r Plutarchus: Περὶ παίδων ἀγωγη̂ς . Plu. Mor. 1.

Η7r Xenophon: ‘ Ἱέρων ἢ τυραννικός ’. Xen. Hieron.


Imprint: [Florence: Laurentius (Francisci) de Alopa, Venetus, c.1496]. 8°.


Collation: α ι8 κ2.


ISTC: ic00356000

GW: GW 6442;

Hain: H 4820 = HCR 4821; R 117;

Goff: Goff C‑356;

BMC: BMC VI 668;

Proctor: Pr 6414;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑205; Legrand, Bibl. hell., I 163, no. 58 dating to 1517; Sheppard 5204-5.

LCN: 14451023


Copy number: C-156(1)

Wanting the first blank leaf. With the emended text on Β8v, l. 8: ‘ ὅταν τιμω̂σί ;  . . .’

Binding: English nineteenth-century crushed blue morocco; between 1830 (on the rear endleaf, an English dated watermark, shaved, but readable) and 1833, the date of acquisition; gold-tooled with dentelle border; gold-tooled spine and turn-ins; edges gilt.

Size: 175 × 120 × 17 mm.

Size of leaf: 167 × 111 mm.

Some underlining and correction of the text in a faint brown ink, possibly washed.

Provenance: Purchased for £20; see Books Purchased (1833), 6.

SHELFMARK: Auct. K 6.2.

Copy number: C-156(2)

Wanting gathering Κ. With the emended text on Β8v, l. 8: ‘ ὅταν τιμω̂σί  . . .’

Binding: Old parchment.

Size: 165 × 120 × 20 mm.

Size of leaf: 159 × 109 mm.

On the blank Α1r a manuscript table of contents; early marginal notes in Latin and Greek, extracting words from the text, all in the hand of Aulus Janus Parrhasius, ex informatione Professor Vincenzo Fera.

One paragraph mark and one small initial are supplied in red on Α2r.

Provenance: Aulus Janus Parrhasius(?) (1470-1521/2); manuscript notes in his hand(?), but the book is not found in Caterina Tristano, La biblioteca di un umanista calabrese: Aulo Giano Parrasio (Manziana, 1988). William Horatio Crawford (1815-1888); armorial book-plate; cutting from his sale catalogue (1891), lot 655. Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); purchased for £25; Elenchus, no. 863. Bequeathed in 1914.

SHELFMARK: Byw. L 5.24.

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