Commentum in Persium, et al.
Analysis of Content
a1r Fontius, Bartholomaeus: [Letter addressed to] Laurentius de' Medici. Incipit: ‘[Q]uanquam, Laurenti, poetae omnes . . .’
a2v Fontius, Bartholomaeus(?): ‘Persii vita'. Incipit: ‘[P]ersium aggressuro inprimis . . .’
a4r Fontius, Bartholomaeus: Commentum in Persium. Incipit: ‘[N]ec fonte labra . . .’
m7v Fontius, Bartholomaeus: [De ponderibus et mensuris. Letter addressed to] Franciscus Saxettus. Incipit: ‘[R]ecte facis, Saxette charissime . . .’
Imprint: Florence: Apud Sanctum Jacobum de Ripoli, [not before Dec.] 1477. 4°.
Collation: a–h I l m8 n2.
GW: GW 10170;
Hain: HR 7226;
Goff: Goff F‑241;
BMC: BMC VI 621;
Proctor: Pr 6098;
Others: Oates 2330; Sheppard 5069.
Copy number: F-082(1)
Binding: Contemporary Italian reversed goatskin parchment; endleaves missing; unsupported sewing structure with endbands, with the cover attached with tackets (probably sold as such). Manuscript title in an early hand on the upper cover and spine, and on the part of the flap which covered the fore-edge; also ‘no. 233' in a contemporary hand below the tile on the upper cover; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.
Size: 219 × 145 × 25 mm.
Size of leaf: 208 × 143 mm.
On I8v the word ‘seruitutem' is corrected in the margin with ‘libertatem', on l1r the word ‘comoediis' is corrected in the margin with ‘fabulis', both introduced by three dots. These are author's corrections written in his own hand, they were made at the press workshop before distribution, other copies are corrected in the same way; see Caroti–Zamponi. Other early marginal notes in an Italian humanist hand (late fifteenth century if Florentine, beginning of the sixteenth century if from the Veneto), extracting key words in brown and red ink.
Underlining in red.
Provenance: Number from an English bookseller's catalogue, on a diamond shaped label edged in red, on the upper cover: ‘466'; the same bookseller's slip enclosed with the book, priced ‘4/4/0'. Purchased for £4. 4. 0; see Books Purchased (1826), 8.
SHELFMARK: Auct. L 4.27.
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