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Bod-Inc: H-055


Historiae (ed. Johannes Andreas de Bussis).


Analysis of Content

[aa2r] ‘Tabula libri Herodoti.’

[a1r] Herodotus: Historiae. [Revised edition by Johannes Andreas de Bussis. Translated by Laurentius Valla.] Incipit: ‘[H]erodoti Halicarnassei Historie explicatio hec est: Vt neque ea que gesta sunt . . .’ The translator's name is given in the title. Johannes Andreas de Bussis's work as editor is apparent from the verse (see below).

[z9v] Bussis, Johannes Andreas de: [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Miraris fuerim cum scriptor ionicus unde est | Quod nunc Romanus perlegor Herodotus'; 10 lines of verse.


Imprint: Rome: Arnoldus Pannartz, 20 Apr. 1475. Folio.


Collation: [aa10 bb8 cc6 a–k10 l8 m–q10 r8 s t10 v–z8.10].


ISTC: ih00089000

Hain: HC 8470;

Goff: Goff H‑89;


Proctor: Pr 3526;

Others: BSB‑Ink H‑121; CIBN H‑55; Sack, Freiburg, 1800; Sheppard 2811.

LCN: 14509372


Copy number: H-055(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [aa1].

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century gold-tooled calf, with pastedowns and endleaves of decorated paper, gilt-edged leaves; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 333 × 234 × 52 mm.

Size of leaf: 324 × 212 mm.

Some pointing hands and ‘nota' marks.

Two- to six-line initials are supplied in red or blue; paragraph marks are supplied in red.

Provenance: At the foot of [a1r], an unidentified coat of arms of a Roman family, perhaps of ‘R. A.': barry of six, or and argent, the latter charged with triangles sable; in chief gules, a cross of the second between the letters ‘SPQR' of the first, the whole flanked by ‘R. A.' Pencil note on the recto of the front endleaf: ‘from the library of Pope Sixtus 5th' (Sixtus V, Pont. Max. 1585-90), for which there is no corroborative evidence. Sir Mark Masterman Sykes (1771-1823); armorial book-plate; shelfmark and inscription on the verso of front endleaf: ‘Cat. V 1.P 329 MMS Sledmere'; sale (1824), pt 1, lot 1381, for £4. 19. 0; Sykes's sale (1831), lot 1617. Purchased there for £2. 2. 0; see Books Purchased (1831), 8, and Library Bills (1829-32), no. 297.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N inf. 2.29.

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