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[a1v] [Table of contents.]
[a2v] Gafurius, Franchinus: [Dedicatory preface, addressed to] Johannes Arcimboldus, Cardinal-Archbishop of Milan. ‘Prohemium.’ Incipit: ‘[V]tra mihi sententia plus placeat, reuerendissime pater . . .’ Explicit: commendo atque trado See Thorndike–Kibre 1627.
[b2r] Gafurius, Franchinus: Theorica musicae. Incipit: ‘[D]iuturni studii lectione deprehendi musicen . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 440, and Ouseley, 82.
[p6v] [Verse.] Incipit: ‘O cui cardineum licuit contingere honorem | Et me quem virtus inpulit ut venerer'; 4 elegiac distichs.
Imprint: Naples: Francesco di Dino, 8 Oct. 1480. 4°.
Collation: [a4 b–p8].
Illustrations: Eight woodcuts: see Sander.
GW: GW 10436;
Goff: Goff G‑5;
BMC: BMC VI 867;
Proctor: Pr 6721;
Others: Duggan 206, no. 14; Fava–Bresciano 170; Oates 2521; Sander 2981; not in Sheppard.
Copy number: G-003(1)
Wanting the blank leaf [p8].
Leaf [n6v] blank.
Binding: Nineteenth-century(?) parchment with coloured fillets in red and blue, and marbled pastedowns. Bound by G. Woolley.
Size: 197 × 147 × 28 mm.
Size of leaf: 188 × 134 mm.
Occasional early annotations, particularly on the woodcuts; some notes apparently washed out; contemporary annotations added to several illustrations, washed but still legible.
Some three-line initials are supplied in red; other initials apparently washed out. Book numbers are supplied in the upper margin at the beginning of each book.
Provenance: Sir Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley (1825-1889), 2nd Bt. Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, St Michael's College; note by C. W. James (†1942), dated 25 Oct. 1931, concerning this and other editions of Gafurius's works which were owned by Ouseley and St Michael's College; former Tenbury shelfmarks: K.1.32; D.1.60. Purchased in 1990, through the Friends of the National Libraries.
SHELFMARK: Tenbury e.1.
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