Analysis of Content
[a1v] Accursius Pisanus, Bonus: [Letter addressed to] Franciscus (Cicchus) Simoneta. Incipit: ‘[Q]uoniam semper sum arbitratus, quas(!) ex Ciceronis libris . . .’ Explicit: ignorarent. Valeo et praesidium et dulce decus meum
[a2r] Datus, Augustinus: [Elegantiolae.] ‘Isagogicus libellus in eloquentiae praecepta', [addressed to] Andreas, son of Christopher [Capaccius(?)]. Incipit: ‘[C]redimus iamdudum a plaerisque viris etiam disertissimis . . .’
Imprint: Milan: Philippus de Lavagnia, 18 Mar. 1475. 4°.
GW: GW 8047;
Hain: H *5989;
BMC: BMC VI 701;
Proctor: Pr 5843;
Others: BSB‑Ink D‑18; Oates 2265.2; Sheppard 4802.
Copy number: D-025(1)
Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century (after 1790) English half russia; marbled pasteboards; bound for Wodhull.
Size: 227 × 171 × 10 mm.
Size of leaf: 220 × 155 mm.
Marginal notes, some in Italian. On [a1r] in a fifteenth-century hand, a partly cancelled draft letter in Italian, incipit: ‘Carissimo et amantissimo mio [ ]'. On [e8v] an incomplete list of the ‘praecepta' for fols 1-4, in the same hand as the one of some of the annotations and the foliation.
On [a2r] two shields bearing coats of arms in lower margin, drawn in black ink: a fess between three helms closed and in profile, without tinctures; the remains of the tinctures of a second coat of arms, gules and azure, but now heavily defaced, possibly a lion rampant. Foliation is supplied in black ink, 1-8, IX–XXXVIII.
Provenance: Maffeo Pinelli (1735-1785); see Morelli (1787), pt. 3, no. 7295; sale (1789), lot 12199, for £0. 5. 0. Michael Wodhull (1740-1816); purchased in 1790; note on front endleaf: ‘Pinelli Appendix 2:6 bind. 4:3/ 6:9 M: Wodhull F[eb]:26th 1790'. John Edmund Severne (1826-1899); sale (1886), lot 868; purchased for £0. 7. 0; see Library Bills.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 6.53.
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