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Bod-Inc: D-075

Diogenes Laertius Cynicus

Epistolae [Latin].

 

Analysis of Content

AA1r [Title-page.]

AA2r [Griffolinus] Aretinus, Franciscus: ‘Elegia' [addressed to] Pius II, Pont. Max. Incipit: ‘[A]d Vaticani praeclara palatia Petri | Vade precor nostri diua Thalia memor'; 30 elegiac distichs.

AA3r [Griffolinus] Aretinus, Franciscus: ‘Promeium(!)' [addressed to] Pius II, Pont. Max. Incipit: ‘[D]iogenis philosophi epistolas nuper a me e Graeco . . .’

AA4r Diogenes [Laertius] Cynicus [pseudo-]: Epistolae. Translated by Franciscus Griffolinus Aretinus. Incipit: ‘[A]udio quam iniquo animo feras quod Athenienses . . .’

CC7r Rinucius Aretinus: ‘Proemium' [addressed to] Nicolaus V, Pont. Max. Lockwood, ‘Rinucius', 82-3.

CC8r Mithridates [pseudo-]: [Prefatory letter addressed to Mithridates, his nephew.] Incipit: ‘[B]ruti epistolas iterum ac sepius admiratus . . .’ See Lockwood, ‘Rinucius', 83.

DD1r Brutus, Marcus Junius [pseudo-]: Epistolae. Translated by Rinucius Aretinus. Incipit: ‘[A]udio vos Dolabellae dedisse pecunias . . .’ See Lockwood, ‘Rinucius', 83.

EE4v Rinucius Aretinus: [Letter addressed to Antonius de la Cerda]. Lockwood, ‘Rinucius', 92-3.

EE5r Rinucius Aretinus: ‘Prefatio' [addressed to] Nicolaus V, Pont. Max. Lockwood, ‘Rinucius', 93.

EE5v Hippocrates [pseudo-]: Epistolae. Translated by Rinucius Aretinus. Incipit: ‘[S]alutem morbus qui nomine appellatur pestis nostrum . . .’ Explicit: cognitionem accedere uelis See Lockwood, ‘Rinucius', 94.

Imprint

Imprint: [Venice: Tommaso di Piasi?, 1492]. 4°.

Remarks: The colophon reading ‘Florentiae, 1487, x kalen, Iulias' (with variant date 1492, see BMC) was reprinted from the genuine Florentine edition of that date (Florence: Antonius Francisci, Venetus, 22 June 1487). GW assigns to [Tommaso di Piasi], BMC to [Christophorus de Pensis, de Mandello].

Collation

Collation: AA–FF8 GG6.

References

ISTC: id00218000

GW: GW 8397 (Anm.);

Hain: HC, Addenda, 6193; HR 6195;

Goff: Goff D‑218;

BMC: BMC V 475;

Proctor: Pr 6329;

Others: BSB‑Ink D‑155; Sheppard 4508.

LCN: 14817797

Copies

Copy number: D-075(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf (c.1825), for the Bodleian Library; the gold stamp of the Library on both covers.

Size: 209 × 156 × 12 mm.

Size of leaf: 204 × 145 mm.

Occasional pointing hands. On the rear endleaf are bibliographical notes in Italian in an eighteenth/nineteenth-century hand (references to Mazzuchelli).

Provenance: Probably Luigi Celotti (c.1768-c.1846); sale (14 Feb. 1825), lot 672; in Sotheby's annotated copy of the catalogue marked down for £0. 10. 0. to ‘B', i.e. Bulkeley Bandinel or Bodleian. Purchased for £0. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1825), 9, listed under ‘Epistolae'.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 4.25.


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