De evangelica praeparatione.
Analysis of Content
[a2r] [Georgius Trapezuntius: Preface addressed to Nicolaus V, Pont. Max.] See E‑047.
[a2v] [Eusebius Caesariensis: De evangelica praeparatione. Translated by Georgius Trapezuntius.] Incipit: ‘Nuum(!) (corrected to Quum) quid sit Christianismus nescientibus aperire statuerim . . .’
[p8v] [Cornazanus, Antonius: Verse.] Incipit: ‘Artis hic et fidei splendet mirabile numen | Quod fama auctores auget honore deos'; 2 elegiac distichs.
Imprint: [Venice]: Leonhardus Aurl, 1473. Folio.
Collation: [a12 b–o10 p8].
GW: GW 9442;
Hain: HC *6700;
Goff: Goff E‑120;
BMC: BMC V 207;
Proctor: Pr 4220;
Others: BSB‑Ink E‑116; Collectanea Trapezuntiana, 722 no. 3; Rhodes 746; Sack, Freiburg, 1381; Sheppard 3388.
Copy number: E-049(1)
Wanting the blank leaf [a1].
Binding: Nineteenth-century half russia over marbled paper boards; marbled pastedowns; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.
Size: 286 × 213 × 33 mm.
Size of leaf: 279 × 195 mm.
On [a2r] a 12-line initial ‘C' is supplied in blue within a red frame and with pen-work extending into the margin, a 12-line initial ‘C' is supplied in brown ink with elaborate pen-work infill and extensions into the margin, partly covered by a later ‘N' (erroneous); on [g10v] a seven-line blue ‘N' framed in red and inhabited by a monk's face; two-line initials are supplied in red, some in blue, sometimes with red pen-work infill and decoration, or in red, occasionally with pen-work infill and decoration in black ink. Paragraph marks are supplied in red. Capital strokes and underlining in red.
Provenance: Thomas Thorpe (1791-1851), Catalogue (1833), pt I, no. 1189. Purchased for £2. 2. 0: see Books Purchased (1833), 8.
Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. P 4.17.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 2.10.
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