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Bod-Inc: G-023

Galeottus Martius

Refutatio obiectorum in librum De homine a Georgio Merula.


Analysis of Content

[*2r] Martius, Galeottus: [Prefatory letter addressed to] Federicus [de Montefeltro], Duke of Urbino. Incipit: ‘Iamdudum, illustrissime princeps, exoptaui aliquid excudere . . .’

[a2r] Martius, Galeottus: Refutatio obiectorum in librum De homine a Georgio Merula. Incipit: ‘[D]iu mecum ipse agitaui deberemne maledictis cuiusdam Georgii Merulae respondere . . .’ Explicit: si senserimus nostra placere See Thorndike–Kibre 440. With variant ending: ‘ . . . illorum uirorum simulacra relucent.’


Imprint: Bologna: Dominicus de Lapis, 1476. 4°.


Collation: [*4 a–m8 n o6].


ISTC: ig00044000

Hain: HC *7436;

Goff: Goff G‑44;

BMC: BMC VI 813;

Proctor: Pr 6535;

Others: BSB‑Ink M‑242; Osler, IM 107; Sheppard 5325.

LCN: 14550161


Copy number: G-023(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century English blind-tooled calf covering older wooden boards.

Size: 208 × 155 × 45 mm.

Size of leaf: 197 × 145 mm.

Early marginal notes. Early pen-trials, mainly of the name of the author and the title of the book, on [*1r]. On the verso of the back endleaf, sayings and verses in Latin in fifteenth/sixteenth-century hands: ‘Post prandium stabis, post coenam tu comeabis(?)'; ‘Hec nostra acipies incompta poemata tint[ ]r | Grataque erunt forsan siue iucunda tibi'; ‘Libertas quam nulli i[ ]ii restat mortali | Nudus liber [ ] [ ] siquis [ ] uolet'; ‘[H]aud ullas portabis opes Acherontis ab undas | Nudus ab inferna stulte uehere rate' [Prop. 3. 5. 13]; ‘Victor cum ui[c]tis pariter mis[c]ebitur undis | Consule cum Mario, capte Iugurta, sedes' [Prop. 3. 5. 15-16]; ‘Vigilando, agendo, bene consulendo omnia prospere cedunt' [Walther, Proverbia, 44270]. Early manuscript foliation: 1-107. Gatherings marked in black ink.

Provenance: Oxford, Radcliffe Library; book-plate; acquired in 1840, from Payne and Foss; pencil note on [*1r]; manuscript addition to Radcliffe Catalogue (1835) for 1840 with shelfmark 19.I.5.1b; former Radcliffe Library shelfmarks: 19.A.5; G.121.G.1; RR.w.146. Probably acquired in 1937, the date on the Bodleian stamp.

SHELFMARK: Inc. e. I11.1476.1.

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