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Bod-Inc: H-141




Analysis of Content

a1v Luzagus, Iustinianus: [Letter addressed to] Bernardus Iustinianus. Incipit: ‘Clarissimo viro Bernardo . . . Platonis scitum est illud tritumque uerbum . . .’

a3r Homerus: Ilias. ‘Homeri poetarum supremi ilias per Laurentium Vallensem in latinum sermonem traducta foeliciter incipit.’ Translated by Laurentius Valla [whose translation was completed by Francesco Griffolini]; see R. Fabbri, Nuova traduzione metrica di Iliade, XIV, da una miscellanea umanistica di Agnolo Manetti (Rome, 1981), 50-2 and Laurentii Valle Epistole, ed. O. Besomi and M. Regoliosi, Thesaurus Mundi, 24 (Padua, 1984), 173. Incipit: ‘[S]cripturus ego quantam exercitibus Graiis cladem excitauerit Achillis furens indignatio . . .’

2d8v [Verse.] Incipit: ‘En Graiis tantum quondam celebratus Homerus | Nunc quoque et Ausonio grammate notus erit'; 4 elegiac distichs.


Imprint: Brescia: Henricus de Colonia, and Statius Gallicus, 24 Nov. 1474. Folio.

Remarks: Copies are known with the last four gatherings reset, and with no colophon (H 8773; IGI 4799); cf. BMC.


Collation: a–o8 p10 2a–c10 2d8.


ISTC: ih00311000

Hain: HR 8774; H 8773 (var.);

Goff: Goff H‑311;


Proctor: Pr 6945;

Others: CIBN H‑176; IGI 4800, 4799 (var.); Sheppard 5732; Veneziani, Brescia, 19, 20.

LCN: 14463463


Copy number: H-141(1)

All signatures cut away. The first leaf backed.

Binding: Eighteenth-century calf; gold-tooled spine, marbled pastedowns, and red-edged leaves.

Size: 289 × 190 × 37 mm.

Size of leaf: 280 × 181 mm.

Marginal annotations, mainly extracting key words, ‘nota' marks, and pointing hands, in several Italian humanist hands. Running chapter numbers in an early hand. A few marginal annotations, correcting the text, in a sixteenth/seventeenth-century Italian hand.

Provenance and date of acquisition unknown; the shelfmark may indicate a date in the mid-1850s.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q inf. 2.5.

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