Historiae (ed. Antonius Mancinellus).
Analysis of Content
A2r ‘Tabula Herodoti.’
A8r Mancinellus, Antonius: [Letter addressed to] Nicolaus Rubeus. Incipit: ‘[H]erodoti Halicarnasei (Nicolae Rubee Venetorum decus consilio . . .’
a1r Herodotus: Historiae. Edited with marginal notes by Antonius Mancinellus. Translated by Laurentius Valla. Incipit: ‘[H]erodoti Halicarnasei Historiae explicatio haec est: Vt neque ea quae gesta sunt . . .’ The translator's name is given in the colophon. Mancinellus's work as editor is apparent from the dedicatory letter.
Imprint: Venice: Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, 8, [after 29] Mar. 1494. Folio.
Remarks: The date in the colophon is 8 Mar., but the letter of the editor, Mancinellus, at the end of the prelims, to Nicolaus Rubeus, is dated ‘tertio Cal. Aprilis', that is 30 Mar. 1494; BMC and Sheppard compute this date as 29 Mar.
Collation: A a–d8 e–x6.
Hain: HC *8472;
Goff: Goff H‑90;
BMC: BMC V 345;
Proctor: Pr 4536;
Others: Baer, Die Illustrierten Historienbücher, p. lxxv, no. 471; BSB‑Ink H‑122; CIBN H‑56; Essling 735; Hillard 1000; Sander 3376; Sheppard 3899-900.
Copy number: H-056(1)
Binding: Eighteenth-century blind-tooled calf; bound for the Bodleian Library; the gold stamp of the Library on both covers.
Size: 314 × 220 × 35 mm.
Size of leaf: 308 × 203 mm.
Occasional early marginal annotations, also underlining in the text in black ink.
Provenance: Richard Furney (†1753). His bequest received in 1755; see Benefactors' Register II, no page.
Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. P 1.8.
SHELFMARK: Auct. O 3.27.
Copy number: H-056(2)
Binding: Half brown morocco; gold-tooled spine; marbled paper boards; bound by Charles Besant: sent to be bound by him on 20 Feb. 1833 (Douce's binding book, MS. Douce e.73, fol. 11r, 'Herodotus Vent. 1494'). Name of author along the fore-edge in black ink.
Size: 319 × 220 × 24 mm.
Size of leaf: 309 × 205 mm.
Frequent underlining in the text in red crayon.
Provenance: Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.
SHELFMARK: Douce 266.
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