Analysis of Content
[a2r] [Flemming, Robert]: Lucubratiunculae Tiburtinae. ed. V. Pacifici, Un carme biografico di Sisto IV del 1477 (Tivoli, ), 3-66; Francis Cairns, 'The Lucubratiunculae Tiburtinae of Robert Flemming (1477)', Humanistica Lovaniensia, 39 (1990), 54-66; see Sharpe, Latin Writers, no. 1460.
Imprint: Rome: [Printer of Flemming], 5 Dec. 1477. 4°.
Collation: [a10 b–d8 e6].
GW: GW 9990;
Hain: HR 7130;
BMC: BMC IV 77;
Proctor: Pr 3612;
Others: Sheppard 2868.
Copy number: F-064(1)
1. [James I], His Maiesties poeticall exercises at vacant houres. Edinburgh: Robert Waldegrave, 1591 (STC 14379);
2. [Charles I], His Majesties declaration concerning his proceedings with his subjects of Scotland. London: by R. Young and R. Badger, 1640;
4. John Philipot, The catalogue of the Chancellors of England, the Lord Keepers of the Great Seale and the Lord Treasurers of England. London: Thomas Cotes, 1636 (STC 19846);
5. Francesco Guicciardini, Two discourses. London: [P. Short], for William Ponsonbie, 1595 (STC 12462);
6. James Ware, De scriptoribus Hiberniae. Dublin: Societas Bibliopolarum, 1639 (STC 25066);
7. Subtilty and Cruelty: or a true revelation of the horrible and unparalleld abuses and intolerable oppressions exercised by Sir Sackville Crow . . . London: R. Cotes, 1646 (Wing S6112);
8. The 14. of September. A relation of many memorable passages from Rome . . . London: For Nathaniel Butter, Bartholomew Downes, and William Shefford, 1622 (STC 18507.77);
9. Motus Neapolitanus ob tergiversationem ducis Ossunae in regni praefectura Cardinali Borgiae . . . N. pl.: n. pr., 1623;
10. Jonas Arngrimus, Anatome Blefkeniana . . . Hamburg: Heinrich Carstens, 1613.
Binding: Seventeenth-century (after 1646) English calf, rebacked. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at the head of the upper cover.
Size: 187 × 138 × 73 mm.
Size of leaf: 181 × 133 mm.
On [e5r] copious notes in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand providing a range of phrases relating to the topos of exhorting somebody into action, incipit; ‘Num expectas dum classicum canam quo te magis ad hanc pugnam alliceam . . .'; on [e5v -6r] syllogisms on moral philosophy in a sixteenth-century hand.
On [a2r] a six-line Roman epigraphic initial ‘F' and on [b8r] a three-line initial ‘H', are both supplied in gold, surrounded by white vine-stems defined in red, blue, or green. In the lower margin of [a2r] is a laurel wreath, containing the coat of arms of Thomas Rotherham, Archbishop of York: vert, three stags trippant argent, attired or; see Pächt and Alexander II, 108 no. pr. 35. Other epigraphic initials are supplied in blue.
Provenance: Thomas Rotherham (1423-1500), Archbishop of York; coat of arms (see above); this copy was the presentation copy for Rotherham. George Grave (sixteenth century); inscription on [e4v]: ‘Georgii Gravi liber. Non est mortale quod opto'. John Selden (1584-1654); MS. Broxb. 84. 10, p. 44. Presented in 1659.
Former Bodleian shelfmark: [ ] 2. 28 Art. Seld.
SHELFMARK: BB 19(3) Art. Seld.
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