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Bod-Inc: C-484

Crescentiis, Petrus de

Ruralia commoda [Italian] Il libro della agricultura.


Analysis of Content

a1r Crescentiis, Petrus de: ‘Prohemio'. Addressed to Charles II [of Anjou], King of Jerusalem and Sicily. Incipit: ‘[A]llo exciellentissimo principe . . . Concio sia cosa che io considerassi . . .’

a1r Crescentiis, Petrus de: Ruralia commoda [Italian]: Il libro della agricultura. Incipit: ‘[C]oncio sia cosa che per la uirtu della prudentia . . .’ Trattato della agricoltura, ed. de' Rossi. See Sorbelli, ‘Bibliografia', 331-2.






Imprint: Vicenza: Leonardus Achates de Basilea, 17 Feb. 1490. Folio.


Collation: a–r8 s6 A4. Leaf a2 signed ai, etc.

Illustrations: On a1r a woodcut showing the author writing in front of the dedicatee.


ISTC: ic00974000

GW: GW 7827;

Hain: HC (+ Addenda) 5838;

Goff: Goff C‑974;

BMC: BMC VII 1033;

Proctor: Pr 7128;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑700; Sander 2234; Sheppard 5894.

LCN: 14422649


Copy number: C-484(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1, and gathering A containing the table.

Binding: Eighteenth-century quarter green morocco.

Size: 303 × 210 × 25 mm.

Size of leaf: 297 × 199 mm.

On a2r a five-line initial is supplied in blue with pen-flourishing in red. Epigraphic initials are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Anonymous sale (London: Hodgson, 22 Oct. 1902), lot 820. Purchased in 1902.

SHELFMARK: Inc. c. I20.1490.1.

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