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Bod-Inc: H-052


Historia de imperio post Marcum.


Analysis of Content

aa1v Politianus, Angelus: [Introductory letter addressed to] Andreas Magnanimus. Incipit: ‘Efflagitari scribis istic ab iis qui libros excudunt formis Herodianum meum . . .’

aa2r Politianus, Angelus: ‘Prefatio' [addressed to] Innocentius VIII, Pont. Max. Incipit: ‘[C]um Romae abhinc triennium ferme in comitatu essem Florentinae legationis . . .’

aa3r Herodianus: Historia de imperio post Marcum. Translated by Angelus Politianus. Incipit: ‘[Q]ui res antiquas posteris prodiderunt ueteremque historiæ memoriam . . . [I]mperator Marcus filias quidem suscepit complures mares autem duos . . .’


Imprint: Bologna: Franciscus (Plato) de Benedictis, 31 Aug. 1493. Folio.


Collation: aa–hh8 ii4.


ISTC: ih00086000

Hain: HC *8467;

Goff: Goff H‑86;

BMC: BMC VI 827;

Proctor: Pr 6598;

Others: BSB‑Ink H‑118; Rhodes 904; Sack, Freiburg, 1799; Sheppard 5344.

LCN: 14509434


Copy number: H-052(1)

Wanting leaves gg1-4, and ii1-3.

Binding: Twentieth-century blind-tooled mottled calf.

Size: 312 × 212 × 18 mm.

Size of leaf: 304 × 196 mm.

Two- to six-line initials are supplied in red or blue, many with infill and decoration in the other colour.

Provenance: Charles Butler (1821-1910); printed label; sale, Sotheby's, 5 Apr. 1911, lot 531; cutting from sale catalogue on the front pastedown. Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); purchased at Butler's sale for £2. 0. 0; Elenchus, no. 1614a. Bequeathed in 1914.

SHELFMARK: Byw. C 5.7.

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