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Bod-Inc: F-073

Flores Legum

Flores legum secundum ordinem alphabeti.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Flores legum secundum ordinem alphabeti. Incipit: ‘  “[A]nte primum nihil est”. In prohemio ff ss nos vero . . .’ See Stintzing 122-3.


Imprint: Venice: Bernardinus Benalius, for Lazarus de Suardis, [c.1496-8]. 8°.

Remarks: Format is 8°, not 4°, as in BMC; privilege as GW Anm. 1.


Collation: a–f8.


ISTC: if00214000

GW: GW 10057 (Anm. 1);

Hain: HC *7169;

Goff: Goff F‑214;

BMC: BMC V 376;

Proctor: Pr 4901;

Others: BSB‑Ink F‑152; Essling 1280; Sack, Freiburg, 1458; Sander 2795; Sheppard 4000.

LCN: 14124780


Copy number: F-073(1)

Wanting f1.

Binding: Twentieth-century brown cloth, bound for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 216 × 138 × 18 mm.

Size of leaf: 200 × 130 mm.

On a1r: ‘Mi pila subripuit puerum glaucique salaces | Nunc Veneris puer est; Palladis ante fuit', an elegiac distich here ascribed to [Antonius] Mancinellus; also two legal extracts, incipit: ‘Quando quis amisisset feudum ut alium uere immobilem et uellet agere rei vindicationem . . .' ‘Committens homicidium sine dolo non punitur tamquam homicidium . . .' Further legal extracts among the copious early marginal notes and pointing hands. On f8v an extract on the nature of man, ascribed to Hiero, incipit: ‘[Nihil] homo est nisi daemonis imago qui omnia ad sui commodum refert . . .’

On a2r a four-line initial ‘A' is supplied in faded black ink.

Provenance: Cesare Saluzzo (1778-1853); book-plate, c.1835: see Bragaglia III, no. 1827. Purchased in Sept. 1924, from Oppenheim & Co.

SHELFMARK: Inc. e. I4.5.

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