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Bod-Inc: J-085

Jacobus Philippus de Bergamo

De claris mulieribus (ed. Albertus de Placentia and Augustinus de Casali Maiori).


Analysis of Content

A1r [Title-page.]

A2r Jacobus Philippus de Bergamo: [Prologue, dedicated to] Beatrix de Aragona, Queen of Hungary. Incipit: ‘[S]cripsimus iam dudum sacratissima Regina latiori(!) volumine de vniuersis Regibus . . .’

A4r [Table of contents.]

a2r Jacobus Philippus de Bergamo: De claris mulieribus. [Edited by Albertus de Placentia and Augustinus de Casali Maiori.] ‘De Maria virgine perpetua . . . Capitulum primum.’ Incipit: ‘[M]arie beatissime et immaculate semper virginis . . .’ See Achim Krümmel, Das “Supplementum Chronicarum” des Augustinermönches Jacobus Philippus Foresti von Bergamo, Bibliothemata, 6 (Herzberg, 1992), 66-71, 75.


Imprint: Ferrara: Laurentius de Rubeis, de Valentia, 29 Apr. 1497. Folio.


Collation: A4 a–e8 f6 g–p8 q–x6.8 y z6.

Illustrations: Three full-page woodcuts (c.285 ×185 mm.), 172 small cuts (c.65 ×70 mm). Woodcut initials.


ISTC: ij00204000

Hain: HC (+ Addenda) *2813;

Goff: Goff J‑204;

BMC: BMC VI 613;

Proctor: Pr 5762;

Others: Baer, Die Illustrierten Historienbücher, p. lxxv, no. 481; BSB‑Ink I‑120; CIBN J‑140; Hillard 1109; Oates 2246-7; Sack, Freiburg, 2006; Sander 915; Sheppard 4792.

LCN: 14830783


Copy number: J-085(1)

Leaf A2r, l. 3: ‘ . . . ɂgestum. | Prologus.’

Binding: Eighteenth-century English gold-tooled mottled calf (c.1789), for Francis Douce; marbled pastedowns and green silk book-mark.

Size: 324 × 204 × 40 mm.

Size of leaf: 316 × 195 mm.

Bibliographical notes in Douce's hand.

Woodcuts, borders, and initials are painted in gold and several colours. Paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Maffeo Pinelli (1735-1785); sale (1789) lot 7972. Bought for £3. 13. 6 by Francis Douce (1757-1834); see the annotated sale catalogue; armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 287.

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