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Bod-Inc: J-226

Josephus, Flavius

De bello judaico [Italian] Guerra dei giudei.


Analysis of Content

[*2v] [Bartholomaeus Presbyter]: ‘Proemio in laude della historia . . .’ Luigi Calori, Volgarizzamento della istoria delle guerre giudaiche di Josefo Ebreo cognominato Flavio, Collezione di opere inedite o rare dei primi tre secoli della lingua, 2 vols (Bologna, 1878-9), pp. xxxiii–iv.

a1r Josephus, Flavius: Guerra dei Giudei. Translated by Bartholomaeus Presbyter. ‘Proemio'. Calori, Volgarizzamento, I 1-9.

a3r Josephus, Flavius: Guerra dei Giudei. Luigi Calori, Volgarizzamento, 10-340.


Imprint: Florence: Bartolommeo di Libri, 6 July 1493. Folio.


Collation: [*2] a–z [et] [con]8 [rum]6.


ISTC: ij00490000

Hain: HCR 9460;

Goff: Goff J‑490;

BMC: BMC VI 649;

Proctor: Pr 6199;

Others: CIBN J‑315; Hillard 1165; Sheppard 5132.

LCN: 14485483


Copy number: J-226(1)

Binding: Parchment, with blue-edged leaves and an indistinct monogram blind-tooled at the head of the spine: ‘A C(?) F(?)'. ‘3915' on a circular label at tail of the spine.

Size: 319 × 220 × 45 mm.

Size of leaf: 310 × 213 mm.

On a1r a seven-line Italian (Florentine) epigraphic initial ‘P' is supplied in gold on a square blue ground with white floral pen-work decoration; the area defined by the letter is supplied in red with the same white pen-work decoration. A floral border is supplied in red, blue, green, and golden dots; see Pächt and Alexander II, 109 no. pr. 54. A coat of arms in the lower margin has been cut away; it contained a red shield. Other initials are supplied in blue.

Provenance: Franciscus Thierius (fl. 1642); seventeenth-century inscription on a1r: ‘Franciscus Thierius no.' in the same hand on the following leaf but visible through the hole left after the coat of arms: ‘Foligno'. Augustus Henry Fitzroy (1735-1811), 3rd Duke of Grafton; inscription on [*2r]: ‘D. of Grafton 1777'. Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843); book-plate with handwritten shelfmark ‘BB.g.12': see Lee, Royal book-plates, 40-1 no. 23; sale, pt I, lot 3915. Purchased for £2. 0. 0; see Books Purchased (1844), 27.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q inf. 1.18.

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