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Bod-Inc: C-379

Colatius, Matthaeus



Analysis of Content

a1r Colatius, Matthaeus: De civilitate in oratione. Dedicated to Dominicus Maurocenus. Incipit: ‘[A]mo te multum . . .’

a4v Colatius, Matthaeus: De genere artis rhetoricae. Dedicated to Dominicus Maurocenus. Incipit: ‘[M]arcum Fabium Quintilianum . . .’

b3r Colatius, Matthaeus: Dialogus de fine rhetoricae. Dedicated to Hieronymus Veronensis. Incipit: ‘[S]uperioribus diebus magna . . .’ Suntne tanta, Antonine . . .’

c3v Colatius, Matthaeus: Epistola consolatoria ad Gasparum Tressinum. Incipit: ‘[D]oleo contigisse . . .’

c4v Colatius, Matthaeus: [Epitaph for] Hieronymus Tressinus. Incipit: ‘Si multis signis pernotata indoles nunquam fallit . . .’ The table of contents says ‘Epigramma de morte Hieronymi Tressini', but this is not in verse.

d1r Colatius, Matthaeus: [Letter addressed to] Antonius Siculus. Incipit: ‘[Q]uantum iudiciolo meo colligere possum . . .’

d1v Colatius, Matthaeus: ‘Laus perspectivae chori in aede S. Antonii Patavi' [addressed to] Christophorus, Laurentius, and Petrus Antonius. Incipit: ‘[D]iuturna cura docendi Venetiis . . .’

d4r [Table of contents.]


Imprint: Venice: Bernardinus Rizus, Novariensis, 1486? 4°.

Remarks: The epitaph on c4v is dated 1 Mar. 1490, but BMC considers this a misprint. The colophon is dated 1486.


Collation: a b8 c d4.

Illustrations: Woodcut initial.


ISTC: ic00750000

GW: GW 7156;

Hain: HC *5476;

Goff: Goff C‑750;

BMC: BMC V 400;

Proctor: Pr 4961;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑465; Sheppard 4064-5.

LCN: 14840644, 14840710


Copy number: C-379(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half purple morocco with purple cloth over paper boards; bound for the Bodleian Library, and containing earlier purple paper wrappers.

Size: 225 × 165 × 10 mm.

Size of leaf: 218 × 152 mm.

Early marginal notes.

Provenance: Jean Baptiste, chevalier de Bearzi (nineteenth century); sale (31 May 1855), lot 2084. Purchased for £0. 2. 6; see Books Purchased (1855), 15.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 6.26.

Copy number: C-379(2)

Bound with:
1. Dio Chrysostomus, De regno. [Venice: Christophorus Valdarfer, not after 9 Nov. 1471] (D‑065(2));
2. Plutarchus, Problemata. [Venice]: Dominicus de Siliprandis, [c.1477] (P‑389(2));
3. MS: De emendatione Calendarii in an Italian humanist hand, dated Rome 1515;
4. Gaius Sallustius Crispus, Ex libris Historiarium orationes et epistolae. Rome: Arnoldus Pannartz, 25 Sept. 1475 (S‑038);
5. Johannes Nicolaus Faela, De origine et laudibus Maffeorum. [Rome: Johannes Schoemberger, after 26 Apr. 1484] (F‑010);
6. Celsus Maffeus, Epistola ad Andream Vendraminum pro facillima expugnatione Turcorum. [Venice: Bernard Maler (Pictor), Erhard Ratdolt, Peter Löslein, 1478] (M‑007).

Gathering d only.

Binding: Seventeenth-century calf with gold fillets. The upper cover detached.

Size: 195 × 143 × 40 mm.

Size of leaf: 189 × 133 mm.

Manuscript table of contents on front pastedown in an eighteenth-century hand. Manuscript signature and date added in the same hand as in the other items; in items 1 and 2 early manuscript foliation; also in items 1 and 2 early marginal notes, some in red ink, and underlining in the text, mainly extracting key words (proper names), probably in the hand which wrote item 3. Item 3 begins with a verse of 8 lines entitled ‘Joannes presbyter ad suam epistolam', with incipit, ‘Pontificis quotiens optaui o littera sacios(!) | Nec mihi concessum est tangere posse pedes'; this is followed by the text, with incipit, ‘[P]ræclare scriptum est ab antiquis, beatissime pater, non nobis solum . . .’

Provenance: Engraved book-plate: a coat of arms surrounded by rows of books, the charges erased; above, erased inscription: ‘Mr Jones Engraver . . .’ The shelfmark supports a date of acquisition c.1841, although only item 4 can be found in Books Purchased (1841), at p. 34, for £1. 1. 0; from Payne and Foss according to the manuscript list of books purchased 1837-42.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 5.16(7).

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