Laude Di Dio [Italian]
Analysis of Content
a1r Morsi, Jacopo De’: [Introduction.] Incipit: ‘Laude facte e composte da piu persone spirituali a honore dello omnipotente . . .’ Morsi names himself as editor.
a1r [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Che leggie i uersi facti da costoro | Prieghi per charita idio per loro'; 2 lines of verse.
a1v [Table of contents.] ‘Tavola.’
a7r ‘Tavola di laude.’
a8v Albizzo, Francesco D’: ‘Sonetto.’ Incipit: ‘[C]ieca cupidita fragil fortuna | Uita mortale che molti spesso inganna'; 17 lines of verse.
2a1r Laude di Dio. Edited by Jacopo de' Morsi. Incipit: ‘Da che tu mhai idio il cor ferito | del tuo amor de dimmi se ti piace.’ Individual verses by Feo Belchari, Leonardo Giustiniano, and Francesco d'Albizzo.
Imprint: Florence: Francesco Bonaccorsi, 1 Mar. 1485/6. 4°.
Collation: a 2a [b–e8 f4 g8 h4 i–r8 s4 t6].
Hain: HC 11617 = HCR 2752;
Goff: Goff L‑76;
BMC: BMC VI 670;
Proctor: Pr 6306;
Others: Sheppard 5212.
Copy number: L-045(1)
Binding: Light-brown morocco, c.1840, with gold-tooled spine and turn-ins, gilt-edged leaves, and marbled pastedowns; bound by C. Lewis.
Size: 197 × 145 × 22 mm.
Size of leaf: 190 × 132 mm.
Occasional early ‘nota' marks.
On2 a1r a three-line initial ‘D' is supplied in gold within a blue pen-work border, and with blue pen-work decoration and a gold cross within the body of the letter, and with extensions into the margins in gold, blue, and red, including a border round the printed title, which is over-written in gold; other one- and two-line initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue.
Provenance: London, British Museum; purchased on 26 Jan. 1848, invoice 217 according to annotation on the title-page; shelfmarks: ‘C20.b.19'; ‘IA.27602'; red oval purchase stamp, and duplicate stamp on a1r, and [t6v]. Transferred to the Bodleian in Oct. 1913; see ‘List of Duplicate Incunabula' (Library Records c. 1054), no. 21.
SHELFMARK: Inc. e. I9.1485.1.
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