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Oratio de laudibus Helenae, et al.


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A1r [Title-page.]

A1v Isocrates: Oratio de laudibus Helenae. Translated by Johannes Petrus Lucensis. Incipit: ‘Nonnulli sunt qui magnopere sese efferunt si de re absurda . . .’ A translation of Isocrates' oratio 10; see Lucia Gualdo Rosa, La fede nella ‘Paideia': Aspetti della fortuna europea di Isocrate nei secoli XV e XVI, Istituto Storico Italiano per il Medio Evo. Studi Storici, Fasc. 140-2 (Rome, 1984), 22-3, 39-42, 243.

a1r [Herodotus, Table of contents.]

2a1r Herodotus: Historiae. Translated by Laurentius Valla. Edited by Antonius Mancinellus. Incipit: ‘[H]erodoti Halicarnasei historiae explicatio haec est . . .’ This edition is a reprint of the 1495 Venetian edition of Isocrates and Herodotus (HR 8471; Goff I‑211), edited by Antonius Moretus; see Monfasani, ‘First Call', 30: ‘Moreto combined Pietro's translation of Isocrates' oration with the edition of Lorenzo Valla's translation of Herodotus which Antonio Mancinelli had prepared for the Venetian printers Ioannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis in 1494 (H 8472)'.

x6r Mancinellus, Antonius: [Letter addressed to] Nicolaus Rubeus. Incipit: ‘[H]erodoti Halicarnasei (Nicolae Rubee Venetorum decus consilio pariter et lingua praestans) . . .’ Moretus doctored Mancinellus's letter. Whereas in the 1494 edition Mancinellus's preface is dated 30 Mar. 1494 and begins: “Herodoti Halicarnasei . . . Historiam . . . impressores magna ex parte corruperant. Qua de re Gregorius de Gregoriis . . . me adiit, me oravit opus omne perlegerem accuratius.” In Moretus's edition, Mancinellus's preface is dated 13 Jan. 1495 and has been changed to read “ . . . impressores Veneti [i.e. the brother de Gregoriis] magna ex parte corruperant. Qua de re Antonius Mancinellus Brixianus . . . cupiens illam fideliter imprimi, me adiit . . .' (see Monfasani, ‘First Call', 30). This reprint edition does not give the date.


Imprint: [Venice: Christophorus de Pensis, de Mandello, 1498-1500]. Folio.

Remarks: As dated by Sheppard; Polain dates [after 1494].


Collation: A a4 2a–d6 dd8 e–x6.

Illustrations: Woodcut initial.


ISTC: ii00212000

Hain: HC 9314;

Goff: Goff I‑212;

BMC: BMC V 475;

Proctor: Pr 5258;

Others: BSB‑Ink I‑645; Polain 2150; Rhodes 970; Sheppard 4338.

LCN: 14439754


Copy number: I-043(1)

Bound with C‑378(1); see there for details of binding and provenance.

Size of leaf: 306 × 212 mm.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 3.31(2).

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