Anterotica, sive De amoris generibus.
Analysis of Content
[a1v] [Table of contents.] Incipit: ‘[N]on incommodum fuerit siue compendio dicemus quae res . . . .i. Primo autem libro tractatur de cupidinis natura . . .
[a6r] Cimbriacus, [Elius] Quintius Aemilianus: ‘Hendecasyllabicon.’ Incipit: ‘Lasciuae Veneris puer Cupido | Seu te Cypris erota nominauit'; 30 hendecasyllables.
[b1r] Haedus, Petrus: ‘Proemium' [addressed to] Alexander Haedus, his nephew. Incipit: ‘[P]hilosofiam iusque uel ciuile uel pontificium, mi Alexander . . .’
[b4r] Haedus, Petrus: Anterotica, sive De amoris generibus. Incipit: ‘[A]emylianus. Eo iam adestis? Nondum enim cocus omnes assauit haedos . . .’ The work is in the form of a dialogue, taking place in Pordenone, among the author, Cimbriacus, and Filermus (i.e. the humanist from Friuli Antonius da Prata). See A. Benedetti, ‘Pietro Capretto pordenonese dotto sacerdote e umanista', Il Noncello, 18 (1962), 3-91, at 6-9, on 59-64 a list of all printed editions, the last being printed in Cologne 1608.
[o5r] Cimbriacus, [Elius] Quintius Aemilianus: ‘Carmen epigraphicon' [addressed to] the reader. Incipit: ‘Tres sumus hic, lector, prisca grauitate libelli | Quos Haedus dominus sustulit aoniis'; 13 elegiac distichs.
Imprint: Treviso: Gerardus de Lisa, de Flandria, 13 Oct. 1492. 4°.
Collation: [a6 b–g8 h4 i–n8 o6].
Hain: HC *8343;
Goff: Goff H‑2;
BMC: BMC VI 885;
Proctor: Pr 6507;
Others: BSB‑Ink H‑2; CIBN H‑1; Hillard 984; Oates 2471; Rhodes 889; Rhodes, Treviso, no. 28; Sheppard 5497-8.
Copy number: H-001(1)
2. Amadeus Berrutus, Dialogus. Rome: Gabriele da Bologna, 18 May 1517;
3. Alan Varenius, De amore dialogus unus. Bologna: Johannes Antonius de Benedictis, 13 Apr. 1503.
Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century gold-tooled mottled calf; gold-tooled spine, marbled pastedowns, and gilt-edged leaves.
Size: 206 × 145 × 28 mm.
Size of leaf: 197 × 137 mm.
Occasional early marginal annotations and some underlining in the text in black ink. On [a6r] ‘Lasciuiæ' has been corrected to ‘Lasciuæ' in an early hand. Table of contents in a mid-nineteenth-century hand (not that of Hamilton Roberts) on the verso of the front endleaf, and bibliographical details on the recto of the rear endleaf, where a reference is made to Sir Mark Sykes's catalogue, showing that these notes must have been made after 1824 and before 1860, when the book was purchased by the Bodleian.
On [b1r] a six-line initial ‘P' is supplied in blue, with the body of the letter in gold with punch-dotting, and in red with white ornamentation.
Provenance: Hannibal Camillus (b. 1498); inscription on [o6v] of item 1, and on f4v of item 3: ‘Est Hannibalis Camilli Corrigiensis'. Hamilton Alder Roberts, Garth View, nineteenth century; book-label. Purchased for £2. 19. 0; see Books Purchased (1860), 36; the copy listed with the same shelfmark in ‘Catalogus Bibliothecae Novae', fol. 172v, as purchased in ‘1823 Brockett's auction' is no longer in the Library.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q inf. 2.54(1).
Copy number: H-001(2)
2. Jacobus Comes Purliliarum, De generosa educatione liberorum. Treviso: Gerardus de Lisa, de Flandria, 11 Sept. 1492 (J‑001B);
3. Philippus Beroaldus, Declamatio de tribus fratribus ebrioso, scortatore et lusore. Jacobus Wimpheling, Germania. [Strasbourg:] Johann Prüss, 1501.
Binding: Mottled calf; gold-tooled spine. On the spine a gilt stamp of a crest, two eagles' heads addorsed, a coronet above.
Size: 190 × 136 × 27 mm.
Size of leaf: 183 × 127 mm.
Some notes, ‘nota' marks, and underlining in the text in a contemporary humanist hand, probably German, in brown ink, and in a sixteenth-century hand in red ink. List of contents other than Haedus on the verso of the front endleaf in an eighteenth-century(?) hand. Bibliographical notes by Douce on the recto of the front endleaf.
Provenance: Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.
SHELFMARK: Douce 43(1).
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