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Historiae (ed. Antonius Mancinellus).


Analysis of Content

A1r [Title-page.]

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.

x6r [Colophon.]


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.


ISTC: ih00090000

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.

LCN: 14511337


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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