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Bod-Inc: G-003

Gafurius, Franchinus

Theorica musicae.


Analysis of Content

[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.


ISTC: ig00005000

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.

LCN: 10443787


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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