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Harmonicum introductorium [Latin].


Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Title-page with table of contents.]

[a1v] Georgius Valla: [Letter to] Victor Pisanus. Incipit: ‘[P]ythagoreorum platonicorumque sententia . . .’

[a2r] Cleonides: Harmonicum introductorium [Latin]. Translated by Georgius Valla. Incipit: ‘[H]armonica scientia est inspectiua . . .’ A translation of the εἰσαγωγὴ ἁρμονική ; , in the manuscript tradition ascribed to Euclides, Pappos or Cleonides; see Karl von Jan, ‘Die Harmonik des Aristoxenianers Kleonides', Programm des Gymnasiums mit Realklassen zu Landsberg a. W. (Landsberg an der Warthe, 1870), 3-23, at 17-19.

[*1v] ‘Index' [to Vitruvius].

A1r Vitruvius Pollio: De architectura. Dedicated to Emperor Augustus. In this edition the author's name is given as L[ucius]. Vitr. See Lucia A. Ciapponi, ‘Vitruvius', in CTC III 399-403.

L4r [Colophon.]

2a1r Politianus, Angelus: [Panepistemon.] Maïer I 462-73.

b1r Politianus, Angelus: Praelectio in Priora Aristotelis analytica. Titulus Lamia. Lamia: Praelectio in Priora Aistotelis analytica, ed. A. Wesseling (Leiden, 1986).

aa1r Frontinus, Sextus Julius: De aquis urbis Romae. ‘De aquis quae in urbem influunt libellus mirabilis'. Fron. Aq.


Imprint: Venice: Simon Bevilaqua, 3 Aug. 1497. Folio.


Collation: [a8] [*2] A–I6 K L4 2a b aa6 bb4. Gathering [a] numbered but not signed.

Illustrations: Woodcut diagrams and initials.


ISTC: ic00742000

GW: GW 7123;

Hain: HC *5451; C 4804 (Politianus only); R 290 (Politianus only);

Goff: Goff C‑742;

BMC: BMC V 522, XII 37;

Proctor: Pr 5404;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑461; Hillard 647; Rhodes 592; Sack, Freiburg, 1056-7; Sander 2017; Sheppard 4483-4.

LCN: 14864905


Copy number: C-378(1)

Bound with:
2. Isocrates, Oratio de laudibus Helenae. [Venice: Christophorus de Pensis, de Mandello, c.1498-1500] (I‑043(2)).

Gatherings aa and bb bound after L4.

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) Italian parchment over pasteboards; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 312 × 220 × 45 mm.

Size of leaf: 306 × 207 mm.

Provenance: Maffeo Pinelli (1735-85); see Morelli (1787), III lot 7614; ‘7614' in black ink on the front endleaf; sale (1789), lot 12520. Purchased for £1. 1. 0; the annotated sale catalogue gives no name of purchaser, but the same price as Books Purchased (1789), 5.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. P 1.10.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 3.31(1).

Copy number: C-378(2)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half brown morocco with maroon cloth over paper boards; bound for Bywater.

Size: 314 × 224 × 18 mm.

Size of leaf: 308 × 204 mm.

Manuscript diagram in an early hand inserted on a single round leaf.

Provenance: Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); Elenchus, no. 944. Bequeathed in 1914.

SHELFMARK: Byw. B 5.8.

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