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Bod-Inc: H-053


Historia de imperio post Marcum.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v Politianus, Angelus: [Introductory letter addressed to] Andreas Magnanimus. Incipit: ‘Efflagitari scribis istic ab iis qui libros excudunt formis Herodianum meum . . .’

a2r Politianus, Angelus: ‘Prefatio' [addressed to] Innocentius VIII, Pont. Max. Incipit: ‘[C]um Romae abhinc triennium ferme in comitatu essem Florentinae legationis . . .’

a3r Herodianus: Historia de imperio post Marcum. Translated by Angelus Politianus. Incipit: ‘[Q]ui res antiquas posteris prodiderunt uteremque(!) historiae memoriam . . . [I]mperator Marcus filias quidem suscepit complures mares autem duos . . .’


Imprint: Bologna: Bazalerius de Bazaleriis, 30 Sept. 1493. 4°.


Collation: a–h8.


ISTC: ih00087000

Hain: HC *8468;

Goff: Goff H‑87;

BMC: BMC VI 834;

Proctor: Pr 6581;

Others: BSB‑Ink H‑119; CIBN H‑53; Oates 2486; Sheppard 5365-6.

LCN: 14509332


Copy number: H-053(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf; bound for the Bodleian Library c.1825; gold-tooled spine; the gold stamp of the Library on both covers.

Size: 215 × 147 × 15 mm.

Size of leaf: 209 × 136 mm.

‘Nota' marks in black ink.

Provenance: Sir Mark Masterman Sykes (1771-1823); sale (1824), pt 1, lot 1495. Purchased for £2. 2. 0; see Books Purchased (1824), 7.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 5.25.

Copy number: H-053(2)

Binding: Parchment.

Size: 203 × 150 × 18 mm.

Size of leaf: 197 × 143 mm.

Irregular manuscript foliaton: 2–xv.

Provenance: Maffeo Pinelli (1735-1785); see Morelli (1787), II no. 2515; ‘2515' in black ink on the verso of the front endleaf; sale (1789), lot 7416; the annotated sale catalogue gives no name of purchaser, but a price of £0. 5. 6. William Herbert (1718-1795); anonymous armorial book-plate: per pale, azure and gules, three lions rampant argent; crest, a wyvern holding in its mouth a sinister hand; not found in Herbert sales for 1795, 1796. Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 126.

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