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Bod-Inc: C-459

Cornazzano, Antonio

Dell'arte militare.


Analysis of Content

a1v [Benalius, Petrus: Letter to] ‘signor F. Mantuano' [Johannes Franciscus II Gonzaga]. Incipit: ‘L'arte militare, illustrissimo & excellentissimo signor . . .’

a1v [Privilege granted to Petrus Benalius.] Dated 3 Jan. 1493/4.

a2r Cornazzano, Antonio: Dell'arte militare. Incipit: ‘[F]ra l'arte che si fan digne d'honore'. See LMA III 241-2; Roberto L. Bruni and Diego Zancani, ‘Antonio Cornazzano: le opere a stampa', Bibliofilia, 86 (1984), 1-61, at 27 ‘A'.

k4v [Colophon.]

A1v ‘Tauola'.


Imprint: Venice: Christophorus de Pensis, de Mandello, for Petrus Benalius, ‘8 Nov. 1493' = [1494]. Folio.

Remarks: As Benalius's privilege is dated 3 Jan. 1493/4, this edition should be dated 1494 (BMC).


Collation: a8 b–i6 k A4.

Illustrations: On a1r a woodcut depicting a tent with two soldiers.


ISTC: ic00911000

GW: GW 7548;

Hain: HR 5730;

Goff: Goff C‑911;

BMC: BMC V 468;

Proctor: Pr 5229;

Others: Sander 2172; Sheppard 4309-10.

LCN: 14421401


Copy number: C-459(1)

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century calf; the spine gold-tooled; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 305 × 210 × 14 mm.

Size of leaf: 300 × 198 mm.

Provenance: Purchased for £2. 12. 6; see Books Purchased (1843), 14.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q inf. 2.43.

Copy number: C-459(2)

Bound with:
2. Federigo Frezzi, Quatriregio . . . che tracta di quatro reami. Venice, 1511.

Wanting gathering A, containing the table.

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) mottled calf.

Size: 306 × 215 × 24 mm.

Size of leaf: 298 × 202 mm.

A few marginal notes in a humanist hand.

Woodcut on a1r surrounded by an architectural frame drawn in gold ink.

Provenance: On a1r a sixteenth-century(?) inscription in gold ink: ‘P. Constantini de' Egregiis'. Holkham Hall, Norfolk, Earls of Leicester. Purchased in 1953.

SHELFMARK: Holk. c.3(1).

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