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Bod-Inc: C-221

Cicero, Marcus Tullius

Rhetorica ad C. Herennium [Italian] Rhetorica nova.


Analysis of Content

a2r Guidotto Da Bologna: [Life of Cicero.] Incipit: ‘Comincia la elegantissima doctrina delo excelentissimo Marco Tullio Cicerone chiamata rethorica noua traslatata di latino in uunlgare(!) per lo eximio Maestro Galeoto da Bologna opera utilisima et necessaria a gli omeni uulgarime indocti. [N]el tempo che signorigiaua il grande et gentile homo . . .’

a3r Guidotto Da Bologna: ‘Prologo'. Incipit: ‘Perche la uita e breue e larte lunga . . .’

a3r Cicero, Marcus Tullius [pseudo-]: Rhetorica ad C. Herennium [Italian]. Translated by Guidotto da Bologna, named ‘Galeotto da Bologna' in the heading on a2r. Incipit: ‘Colloro che uogliano sapere ornatamente e piaceuolmente fauellare . . .’ Il Fiore di rettorica di frate Guidotto da Bologna, ed. Bartolommeo Gamba (Venice, 1821 and Milan, 1824).


Imprint: [Venice: Nel Beretin Convento della Ca Grande, c.1475]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated by GW; Hillard dates [c.1472-8], Sheppard [1478?].


Collation: a–e10 f8.

Types: Type: 109 (104) R (Haebler 1*) with a hyphen, which is apparently not used elsewhere.


ISTC: ic00686500

GW: GW 11841 (Anm. 2);

Hain: H [not C] 5091?; R 876;

Proctor: not in Pr;

Others: Hillard 636; Sheppard 3512.

LCN: 14841545


Copy number: C-221(1)

Wanting the blank leaves a1 and f8.

The numbers of the signatures of gathering a have been added at a later stage, replacing earlier numbers.

Binding: Parchment; dark green-edged leaves.

Size: 200 × 144 × 16 mm.

Size of leaf: 195 × 135 mm.

Provenance: Faded annotations, possibly ownership inscriptions, on a2r. John Crichton-Stuart (1933-1993), 6th Marquis of Bute; sale (London: Sotheby's, 16 Oct. 1961), lot 808. Purchased in 1963, through Quaritch; see note on pastedown [by D. M. Rogers] and ‘Notable Accessions: Printed Books', BLR 7,2 (1963), 109-10.

SHELFMARK: Inc. e. I4.7.

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