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Bod-Inc: G-203

Gregorius I, Pont. Max.

Dialogorum libri quattuor [Italian] Dyalogo de miser sancto Gregorio papa, et al.


Analysis of Content

a2r [Cavalca, Domenico]: ‘Il prologo del uulgarizatore.’ Georg Dufner, Die Dialoge Gregors des Großen im Wandel der Zeiten und Sprachen, Miscellanea erudita, 19 (Padua, 1968), 101-2.

a2v Gregorius I, Pont. Max.: Dialogorum libri quattuor [Italian. Translated by Domenico Cavalca.] ‘Dyalogo de miser sancto Gregorio papa'. Incipit: ‘[U]no giorno essendo io tropo affatichato e dipresso in questione da multi . . .’ Kaeppeli I 833 attributes the translation to Domenico Cavalca; on Cavalca and his translation see Dufner 73-118, especially 74-85.

o9v [Colophon.]

o10r [Paulus Diaconus]: Vita S. Gregorii [Italian. Probably translated by Domenico Cavalca.] Incipit: ‘[G]regorio figluolo di Gordiano naque in l'alma citade di Roma . . .’ See Dufner 120.


Imprint: Venice: Johannes de Colonia and Johannes Manthen, 1475. Folio.


Collation: a10 b–n8 o10 p6.


ISTC: ig00410000

GW: GW 11409;

Hain: HC (+ Addenda) 7975;

Goff: Goff G‑410;

BMC: BMC V 231;

Proctor: Pr 4297;

Others: Oates 1706.5; Sheppard 3469.

LCN: 14552658


Copy number: G-203(1)

Wanting the blank leaf p6.

Binding: Eighteenth-century parchment.

Size: 291 × 197 × 29 mm.

Size of leaf: 283 × 192 mm.

On a2r a six-line Florentine initial ‘P' is supplied in pink, gold, and green, on a gold and green ground, with yellow pen-work infill, extending into a floral border in the inner and upper margins, in red, blue, green, gold, pink, and black, and decorated with gold dots; see Pächt and Alexander II, 108 no. pr 44. In the lower margin is a defaced coat of arms within a green laurel wreath, with a streamer in pink and blue attached. Other three-line to five-line initials are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: A sixteenth-century inscription on a1v: ‘Di Anthonio Gallazz[ ] questo libro'. Giovanni Gallarini; see Catalogo delle opere antiche e moderne italiane e forestiere che sono vendibili nella libreria di Giovanni Gallarini librajo bibliografo in Roma (Rome, 1856), 420, no. 14178; stamp on the recto of the front endleaf: ‘Libreria G. Gallarini Roma'. Guglielmo Bruto Icilio Timoleone, Conte Libri Carrucci della Sommaia (1803-1869); purchased at his sale (1 Aug. 1859), lot 1157, for £2. 9. 0; see Books Purchased (1859), 51.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 4.36.

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