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Bod-Inc: C-399

Columna, Guido de

Historia destructionis Troiae [Italian] Historia di Troia.


Analysis of Content

a2r Columna, Guido de: Historia destructionis Troiae [Italian] Historia di Troia. Translated by Filippo Ceffi. Storia della guerra di Troia di M. Guido giudice dalle Colonne Messinese. Volgarizzamento del buon secolo, ed. Michele Dello Russo (Naples, 1868), 1-551; see Giuliana Carlesso, ‘La fortuna della “Historia destructionis Troiae” di Guido delle Colonne e un volgarizzamento finora ignoto', Giornale storico della letteratura italiana, 157 (1980), 230-51, at 233-4.

o4v [Note on the composition of the work.] Storia della guerra di Troia, ed. Dello Russo, 553-5.

o5r [Colophon.]

o5r ‘Tauola'.


Imprint: Venice: Antonio di Alessandria della Paglia et Socii, 1481. Folio.


Collation: a–g8 h6 i–n8 o6. Leaf a1 is unsigned; a2 is signed a, a3 is signed aii.


ISTC: ic00782000

GW: GW 7242;

Hain: HC 5523;

Goff: Goff C‑782;

BMC: BMC V 297;

Proctor: Pr 4600;

Others: Sheppard 3726-7.

LCN: 14420696, 14420776


Copy number: C-399(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Binding: Seventeenth/eighteenth-century Italian gold-tooled parchment; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 293 × 200 × 20 mm.

Size of leaf: 284 × 187 mm.

Manuscript foliation: ‘no 1 - no i07'.

Provenance: On front endleaf a cancelled inscription: ‘Gio. Giacomo T[ ] med[ ]' (eighteenth/nineteenth century?); probably to be identified with Prince Gian Giacomo Trivulzio (†1831). Armorial book-plate removed. Purchased for £2. 4. 0; see Books Purchased (1840), 9.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 4.32.

Copy number: C-399(2)

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Binding: Parchment over pasteboards.

Size: 290 × 202 × 23 mm.

Size of leaf: 283 × 192 mm.

A few early marginal annotations.

Provenance: Giulio Bernardino Tomitano (1761-1828); inscription on front pastedown: ‘Di Giulio Bernardino Tomitano'. Purchased for £3. 3. 0; see Books Purchased (1841), 10.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 4.50.

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