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Bod-Inc: L-045

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].


ISTC: il00076000

Hain: HC 11617 = HCR 2752;

Goff: Goff L‑76;

BMC: BMC VI 670;

Proctor: Pr 6306;

Others: Sheppard 5212.

LCN: 14515249


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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