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Bod-Inc: H-069


Theogonia (trans. Boninus Mombritius).


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Mombritius, Boninus: [Prefatory verse addressed to] Borsius d'Este, Duke of Modena. Incipit: ‘[Q]uis dabit ut nostros digneris habere libellos | Ignotumque tibi pauca referre uelis'; 34 elegiac distichs. Mombritius seems to imply that he was the translator, to judge from his words ‘nostros . . . libellos' (see preface, l. 1 on [a1r]), and his emphatic boast that this is the first Latin translation of Hesiod (lines 60-8 on [a2r]).

[a3r] Hesiodus: Theogonia. [Translated by Boninus Mombritius.] Incipit: ‘[I]ncipiam a musis Heliconis carmen alumnis | Quae iuga sacra colunt montis spatiosaque terga'; hexameters.


Imprint: Ferrara: Andreas Belfortis, Gallus, 1474. 4°.


Collation: [a–c8].


ISTC: ih00141000

Hain: H *8541;

Goff: Goff H‑141;

BMC: BMC VI 602;

Proctor: Pr 5727;

Others: BSB‑Ink H‑230; CIBN H‑77; Sheppard 4769.

LCN: 14509682


Copy number: H-069(1)

On [c8v] (colophon): ‘ . . . golriāqƺ', as H; BMC: ‘ . . . gloriāqƺ'.

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) quarter calf, with paper boards.

Size: 240 × 173 × 8 mm.

Size of leaf: 233 × 160 mm.

Provenance: Purchased for £3. 3. 0; see Books Purchased (1840), 17.

SHELFMARK: Auct. K 4.39.

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