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Bod-Inc: C-391

Columna, Franciscus

Hypnerotomachia Poliphili [Latin and Italian].

 

Analysis of Content

[*1v] Crassus Veronensis, Leonardus: [Letter to] Guido [Guidantonius da Montefeltro], Duke of Urbino. Franciscus Columna, Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, ed. Giovanni Pozzi and Lucia A. Ciapponi, 2 vols (Padua, 1964), at I pp. ix–x.

[*2r] Scytha, Johannes Baptista: ‘Carmen'. Dedicated to Leonardus Crassus. Columna, Hypnerotomachia, ed. Pozzi and Ciapponi, I, p. x.

[*2r] ‘Elegia ad lectorem'. Columna, Hypnerotomachia, ed. Pozzi and Ciapponi, I, pp. x–xii.

[*3r] [Summary. Italian.] Columna, Hypnerotomachia, ed. Pozzi and Ciapponi, I, pp. xii–xiii.

[*3v] [Poem. Italian.] Columna, Hypnerotomachia, ed. Pozzi and Ciapponi, at I, pp. xiii–xv.

[*4v] Maro Brixianus, Andreas: [Poem. Latin.] Columna, Hypnerotomachia, ed. Pozzi and Ciapponi, I p. xv.

[*4v] [Poem. Latin.] Columna, Hypnerotomachia, ed. Pozzi and Ciapponi, I p. xv.

a1v [Columna, Franciscus: Letter from Poliphilus to Polia.] Columna, Hypnerotomachia, ed. Pozzi and Ciapponi, I 2. On authorship see M. T. Casella and G. Pozzi, Francesco Colonna, Biografia e opere, 2 vols (Padua, 1959), at II 11 -2; Piero Scapecchi argues that Columna is the dedicatee, and that the author is Fra Eliseo da Treviso; see ‘L'»Hypnerotomachia Poliphili« e il suo autore', in Accademie e biblioteche d'Italia, 51 (1983), 286-98, and ‘Giunte e considerazioni per la bibliografia sul »Polifilo«', in Accademie e biblioteche d'Italia, 53 (1985), 68-73; see also E. Fumagalli, [review of] F. Colonna, Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, in Aevum, 55 (1981), 571-83.

a1v [Columna, Franciscus]: Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. Columna, Hypnerotomachia, ed. Pozzi and Ciapponi, I 3.

F4r [Errata.]

Imprint

Imprint: Venice: Aldus Manutius, Romanus, Dec. 1499. Folio.

Collation

Collation: [*4] a–y8 z10 A–E8 F4. Gathering [*] is numbered but not signed.

Illustrations: Woodcuts and woodcut initials.

References

ISTC: ic00767000

GW: GW 7223;

Hain: HC *5501;

Goff: Goff C‑767;

BMC: BMC V 561;

Proctor: Pr 5574;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑471; Hillard 649; Oates 2192-3; Rhodes 609; Sander 2056; Scapecchi, ‘Annali', 36; Sheppard 4667-8. Facsimiles: (Westmead, Farnborough, 1969); (London, 1904).

LCN: 14427459

Copies

Copy number: C-391(1)

The second (regular) state as described by Philip Hofer, Variant Copies of the 1499 Poliphilus (New York, 1932).

Binding: Mid sixteenth-century French laced case limp calf parchment; overlapping head and tail turn-ins; sewn on six twisted alum tawed supports which are laced through the cover; comb lining; remains of silk headband; two green silk ties, now almost completely lost.

Size: 319 × 215 × 35 mm.

Size of leaf: 314 × 206 mm.

Fragments of a parchment manuscript used as reinforcing strips.

Occasional early marginal notes, mainly from gathering A onwards.

Provenance: Inside the upper cover ‘Achille Richerdio logeant a la lecorne en la rue de la chapele a Bruxeles' in a sixteenth-century(?) hand. Acquired before 1738; see Fysher (1738) I 580.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2R 1.17.

Copy number: C-391(2)

The second (regular) state as described in Hofer, Variant Copies.

Binding: Eighteenth-century French red morocco, the spine tooled in gold with small drawer-handle tools; stamped with the arms of the duc de Brancas de Lauragnais (Olivier 740); marbled pastedowns.

Size: 323 × 217 × 43 mm.

Size of leaf: 313 × 200 mm.

Provenance: Louis-Léon-Félicité, duc de Brancas de Lauraguais (1733-1824). Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce C subt. 174.


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