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Bod-Inc: L-023

Lamento Di Costantinopoli [Italian]


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v Maffeus Pisanus: Lamento di Costantinopoli. Incipit: ‘Con lachryme piangendo a raccontare | Le dispietate morti e l'aspro fato.’ A. Medin and L. Frati, Lamenti storici dei secoli xiv, xv e xvi, 4 vols (Bologna, 1887-94), II 157-90; at 153-6 the two editors record an attribution to Bernardinus Cingolanus; A. Pertusi, Testi inediti e poco noti sulla caduta di Costantinopoli, ed. A. Carile, Il mondo medievale 4 (Bologna, 1983), 297-8 confirms the authorship of Maffeus Pisanus and suggests that Barnardinus Cingolanus probably added material to the original text.


Imprint: [Florence: Bartolommeo di Libri], 27 Oct. 1487. 4°.


Collation: a b6.

Types: Type: 97 R.

Leaves: 12 leaves.

Line number: 32 lines (a2r).

Type area: Type area: 154 ×61 mm (a2r).

Remarks: Leaf a1r, title: ‘¶ Lamento di Goſtantinopoli.'; a1v: ‘¶ Con lachryme piangēdo a raccōtare | lediſpietate morti & laſpro fato | che fe aghoſtantinopoli per mare | quello gran Turcho chane rinegato | . . .'; b6v: ‘Et hora per ſapere chi fu quel xp̄iano | che ha facte rime per memoria | . . .'; l. 5: ‘chiamaſi prete Maffeo piſano | . . .'; l. 9, colophon: ‘Finito ellamento di Goſtantinopoli A | di xxvii doctobre.M.cccc.lxxxvii.’


ISTC: il00029045

Proctor: Pr 6191;

Others: Sheppard 5125-6. Tammaro de Marinis, Appunti e ricerche bibliografiche (Milan, 1940), no. 31, describes an undated edition as the only one known.

LCN: 14478087


Copy number: L-023(1)

Leaf a1 mutilated.

Binding: Eighteenth-century Dutch gold-tooled red morocco; see Foot, ‘Incunable Collector', no. 34.

Size: 189 × 133 × 9 mm.

Size of leaf: 182 × 121 mm.

Provenance: George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834)(?); cancelled accession number ‘2244' in the upper left-hand corner of the inside of the upper cover; not identified in sale (1821). Purchased for £0. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1843), 32.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 6.70.

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