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Bod-Inc: H-142




Analysis of Content

[*1v] Laurinus, Bernardinus: [Letter addressed to] Nicolaus Corigiensis [i.e. da Correggio]. ‘Bernardinus Laurinus Brixianus illustri ac excelenti domino Nicolao Corigiensi moecenati suo obseruandissimo. S. P. D.’ Incipit: ‘Maiores nostri cum sapienter tum utiliter posteris consuluerunt . . .’

[*2r] Laurinus, Bernardinus: [Epigram.] ‘Eiusdem epigramma in eundem.’ Incipit: ‘Quamuis dira studet claros probitate potentes | Sors agitare, tamen non habet unde premat'; 3 elegiac distichs.

a1r Homerus: Ilias. ‘Homeri poetarum supremi Ilias per Laurentium Vallensem in latinum sermonem traducta foeliciter incipit.’ Translated by Laurentius Valla; see H‑141. Incipit: ‘[S]cripturus ego quantam exercitibus Graiis cladem excitauerit Achillis furens indignatio . . .’


Imprint: Brescia: Baptista Farfengus, for Franciscus Laurinus, 6 Sept. 1497. Folio.


Collation: [*2] a b8 c–o6.


ISTC: ih00312000

Hain: H *8775;

Goff: Goff H‑312;


Others: BSB‑Ink H‑320; CIBN H‑177; Rhodes 929; not in Sheppard.

LCN: 11409433


Copy number: H-142(1)

Bound with:
2. Homerus, Odyssey. Strasbourg: Johann Schott, May 1510.

Binding: Nineteenth-century half blue morocco.

Size: 320 × 225 × 25 mm.

Size of leaf: 314 × 214 mm.

A few marginal notes, extracting key words, and pointing hands in a seventeenth/eighteenth-century hand. ‘3041' in an eighteenth-century hand, in the upper right-hand corner of [*1r].

Provenance: Thomas Howard (1586-1646), 2nd Earl of Arundel. Henry Howard (1628-84), 6th Duke of Norfolk. London, Royal Society; see Catalogue of the Library of the Royal Society (London, 1825), 280; stamp on [*1r]: ‘Soc. Reg. Lond. ex dono Henr. Howard Norfolciensis'. Part of the collection was sold by the Society to Bernard Quaritch in 1873. Frederick Warburton Dunston (1850-1915); he bought the volume from B.H. Blackwell, Ltd in 1903. Emma Frederica Isabella Dunston (1886-1983). Bequeathed by Emma Dunston; book-label.

SHELFMARK: Dunston A 2(1).

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