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Bod-Inc: F-046

Ficinus, Marsilius

De christiana religione [Italian] Della cristiana religione.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Table of contents.]

[b1r] Ficinus, Marsilius: ‘Prohemio'. Incipit: ‘[S]e lhumana generatione laquale puo collume dellintellecto comprehendere . . .’

[b3r] Ficinus, Marsilius: ‘Prohemio secundo' [addressed to Laurentius de' Medici.] Incipit: ‘[L]etterna sapientia di dio ordino che emisterii diuini almeno . . .’

[b4v] Ficinus, Marsilius: Della cristiana religione. Incipit: ‘[L]experientia naturale ci mostra che tucte ledote delluomo excepta . . .’ See Kristeller, Supplementum Ficinianum, I, pp. lviii–lix, no. b 1, and 7-10; this translation is based on the first redaction of the text; the Latin edition above on the third.


Imprint: [Florence: Nicolaus Laurentii Alamanus, before 25 Mar. 1475]. 4°.

Remarks: A. della Torre, Storia dell'Accademia Platonica di Firenze (Florence, 1902), 602, note 2, records a copy in the Biblioteca Nazionale, Florence (Inc. Magl.B.7.23), with a manuscript note of purchase in 1474; see also Kristeller, Supplementum Ficinianum, I, pp. lviii–lix, and R. Ridolfi, ‘Contributi sopra Niccolò Tedesco', Bibliofilia, 58 (1956), disp. 1, p. 2.


Collation: [a2 b c10 d–k8 l4 m–p8].


ISTC: if00150000

GW: GW 9878;

Hain: HCR 7071;

Goff: Goff F‑150;

BMC: BMC VI 625;

Proctor: Pr 6126;

Others: BSB‑Ink F‑114; Sheppard 5053.

LCN: 14382272


Copy number: F-046(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [l4].

Binding: Parchment (Italian).

Size: 278 × 196 × 32 mm.

Size of leaf: 273 × 182 mm.

Occasional early notes and underlining in the text.

Epigraphic initials are supplied in blue; paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Samuel Weller Singer (1783-1858); sale (1860), lot 2569. Purchased for £0. 18. 0; see Books Purchased (1860), 27.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q sub. fen. 2.12.

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