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Bod-Inc: C-499

Curtius Rufus, Quintus

Historiae Alexandri Magni [Italian] La Historia d'Alexandro Magno.


Analysis of Content

a1r Curtius Rufus, Quintus: La Historia d'Alexandro Magno. Translated by Petrus Candidus Decembrius, as stated in the title. Dedicated to Philippus Maria [Visconti], Duke of Milan (1412-47). Incipit: ‘[A]lexandro in questo mezo mandato Eleandro(!) con molta pecunia . . .’ ed. Pisa (1975), but probably a modern Italian translation from Latin

D2r Decembrius, Petrus Candidus: Comparazione di Caio Julio Cesare et d'Alexandro Magno. Dedicated to Philippus Maria, Duke of Milan. Incipit: ‘[I]o credo, serenissimo principe, che fra molte singulare [e] gioconde quistione . . .’


Imprint: Florence: Apud Sanctum Jacobum de Ripoli, 1478. Folio.


Collation: a8 b–f6 g h I l–q4 r ſ2 t u4 x–z [et] [con] A–D8.


ISTC: ic01006000

GW: GW 7877;

Hain: HCR 5888 = H 5889;

Goff: Goff C‑1006;

BMC: BMC VI 622;

Proctor: Pr 6100;

Others: Oates 2331; Sheppard 5072.

LCN: 14817986


Copy number: C-499(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) quarter calf; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 275 × 212 × 30 mm.

Size of leaf: 270 × 198 mm.

Early marginal notes bleached out leaving the leaves brown and brittle.

Provenance: Purchased for £5. 13. 6; see Books Purchased (1857), 19 (1476).

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 5.24.

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