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[a2r] [Biragus Florentinus, Lampugninus?]: [Dedicatory introduction, addressed to] Paulus II, Pont. Max. Incipit: ‘[E]tsi, Pontifex maxime et optime, ea est tua virtus eaque imperii . . .’ Explicit: Grece nunc loquentem
[a4r] Dionysius Halicarnaseus: Antiquitates Romanae. Translated by Lampugninus Biragus Florentinus. Incipit: ‘[C]um minime vellem rationes que reddi solent in proemiis . . .’ Explicit: ut uellent uiuere See Massimo Miglio, ‘La versione di Lampugnino Birago delle Antichità di Dionigio d'Alicarnasso', Annali della scuola speciale per archivisti e bibliotecari dell' Università di Roma, 8 (1968), 73-83.
[P6r] Biragus Florentinus, Lampugninus: [Note on the transposition of certain passages, addressed to] Paulus II, Pont. Max. Incipit: ‘Est conuersum, sanctissime pater, id omne quod in ambobus tuis codicibus . . .’ Explicit: deditissimum tibi seruulum
Imprint: Treviso: Bernardinus Celerius, [24 or 25] Feb. 1480. Folio.
Collation: [a10 b–g8 h i6 k–z A–O8 P6].
GW: GW 8423 (Anm.);
Hain: HC (+ Addenda) *6239; H *6239 (b);
Goff: Goff D‑250;
BMC: BMC VI 895 (b,d,f);
Proctor: Pr 6490;
Others: BSB‑Ink D‑174; Oates 2463; Rhodes 690; Rhodes, Treviso, no. 79; Sheppard 5531 (d), 5532 (b).
LCN: 14887315, 14887355
Copy number: D-096(1)
Binding: Eighteenth-century Dutch red gold-tooled morocco; see Foot, ‘Incunable Collector', no. 29; watermarks of Maid of Holland on front endleaf and crown with monogram ‘GR' on back endleaf: this paper was in use in 1718; see H. Voorn, De papiermolens in de provincie Noord-Holland (Haarlem, 1960), II 136, no. 126.
Size: 292 × 212 × 60 mm.
Size of leaf: 279 × 191 mm.
Provenance: Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); Elenchus, no. 1111. Bequeathed in 1914.
SHELFMARK: Byw. D 2.22.
Copy number: D-096(2)
Wanting [a1]. Another issue, with the outer sheet of the last gathering reprinted. Leaf [P6] backed. Lower margins of many leaves repaired after mould damage.
Binding: Sixteenth-century(?) parchment over wooden boards; gilt-edged leaves; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.
Size: 302 × 215 × 67 mm.
Size of leaf: 284 × 198 mm.
Marginal notes in a humanist hand, extracting key words, in the first five gatherings only.
On [a4r] a nine-line Venetian initial ‘C' is supplied in gold surrounded by white vine-stems defined in blue, green, and maroon, which extend into the inner and lower margins; a circular area enclosed in gold is reserved for a coat of arms, not supplied. On [a2r] a similar nine-line initial ‘E' is supplied in gold, extending into the inner margin. See Pächt and Alexander II, 111 no. pr. 92. At the beginning of each book, epigraphic initials are supplied in gold on a ground of blue, red and light maroon, or blue, green, and light maroon, decorated with white filigree and edged in black.
Provenance: Purchased for £3. 3. 0; see Books Purchased (1786), 1.
SHELFMARK: Auct. K 2.16.
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