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Bod-Inc: E-087

Eyb, Albertus de

Margarita poetica.


Analysis of Content

a2r ‘Generalis distinctio'. [Table of contents.]

a4r Eyb, Albertus de: [Letter addressed to] Johannes II von Pfalz-Simmern, Bishop of Münster. Incipit: ‘Optasti saepenumero, reuerende pater ac princeps illustrissime, heroicarum cultor uirtutum ut si quando . . .’ See E‑082.

a4v Eyb, Albertus de: Margarita poetica. Incipit: ‘[B]ene esset, uir illustrissime, quod quoniam omnis eloquentiae et perfectae elocutionis . . .’ See E‑082.

I8r [Colophon.]

2A2r ‘Praecipuarum materiarum ac sententiarum [ . . .] annotatio'. [Alphabetical index.]


Imprint: Basel: Johann Amerbach, 1495. Folio.


Collation: a b8 c d6 e–m8.6 n–z A–I6.8 2A B6 C8.


ISTC: ie00178000

GW: GW 9537;

Hain: HC *6825;

Goff: Goff E‑178;


Proctor: Pr 7606;

Others: BSB‑Ink E‑160; Sheppard 2449.

LCN: 14549858


Copy number: E-087(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century mottled calf; marbled pastedowns; the spine gold-tooled.

Size: 270 × 205 × 40 mm.

Size of leaf: 262 × 182 mm.

On2 C8v 15 lines of verse have been added in manuscript under the heading ‘Cuiusdam Romani in oratorem venetum editum pulc[hra] inuentione epigramma pulcherrimum multis diebus ante venetorum ipsorum excidium et uicturam atque ruinam', incipit: ‘Forma viri ignoti visa est mihi mane roganti'.

Provenance: Naples, Benedictines; on a2r erased inscription: ‘Iste liber est monasterii sancti seuerini de neapoli congregationis sancte justine de padua'. R. Wilkinson († by Apr. 1797); a book-plate with the monogram R W on the front endleaf; see Howe, Book Plates, 32796; Rogers, ‘Wilkinson', no. 13; sale (London: Leigh and Sotheby, 3 Apr. 1797), lot 1024; marked down to Francis Douce (1757-1834) for £0. 5. 6; armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 165.

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