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Bod-Inc: L-070

Leo I, Pont. Max.

Sermones [Italian] Sermoni.


Analysis of Content

[*1r] Corsini, Filippo: ‘Prohemio.’ Incipit: ‘[T]rovandosi tralle canonice scripture . . .’

[*1v] Bussis, Johannes Andreas de: [Letter addressed to] Paulus II, Pont. Max. Incipit: ‘[S]e la tua sanctita beatissimo padre Paulo . . .’

[*2v] Ficinus, Marsilius: [Preface.] see Kristeller, Supplementum Ficinianum, II 183-4.

[*3r] [List of rubrics.]

[a1r] Leo I, Pont. Max.: Sermoni. Translated by Filippo Corsini. Incipit: ‘[L]avde del signore parli la boccha mia . . .’

[c4v] Leo I, Pont. Max.: Epistola a Flaviano. Incipit: ‘[A]l dilectissimo figluolo Flauiano Lione. Lecte lepistole della tua dilectione . . .

[x1r] Leo I, Pont. Max.: Epistola a Maximo Antiocheno. Incipit: ‘[Q]vanto alla tua dilectione . . .’

[x3r] Leo I, Pont. Max.: Epistola al uescouo Anatolio. Incipit: ‘[R]allegrianci nel signore . . .’

[x4v] Leo I, Pont. Max.: Epistola a Leone Augusto. Incipit: ‘[A] debiti pagati . . .’

[x5r] Leo I, Pont. Max.: Epistola a Leone Augusto. Incipit: ‘[I]o certamente ho di ricordo . . .’


Imprint: Florence: [Antonio di Bartolommeo Miscomini], 21 May 1485. Folio.


Collation: [*4 a–u8 x10].


ISTC: il00136000

Hain: H *10016;

Goff: Goff L‑136;

BMC: BMC VI 638;

Proctor: Pr 6147;

Others: BSB‑Ink L‑104; CIBN L‑117; Oates 2340; Sheppard 5105.

LCN: 14450832


Copy number: L-070(1)

Binding: Parchment, with the title gold-tooled on a brown label at the head of the spine: ‘Sermoni di beato Leone', marbled pastedowns, and green-edged leaves.

Size: 276 × 210 × 40 mm.

Size of leaf: 274 × 203 mm.

On [*1r] a six-line initial ‘T' is supplied in gold on an azure ground with white pen-work decoration, from which departs a floral and foliate border in pink, blue, green, and gold dots. On [a1r] a six-line initial ‘L' is supplied in blue with reserved white decoration on a ground made of red pen-work decoration with extensions into the margin. Other initials are supplied in red.

Provenance: Thomas Crofts (1722-1781); initials ‘T. C.' on marbled pastedown; sale (London: Paterson, 7 Apr. 1783), p. 36, lot 748, and M. Wodhull's note on the front endleaf: ‘Paterson's Auct: libr: Revd Mr. Crofts'. Michael Wodhull (1740-1816); note by him on the recto of the back endleaf, with the date of acquisition: ‘Lat: Dec: 9th 1798'; sale, 24 Mar. 1803, lot 1013. Purchased for £0. 15. 0; see Books Purchased (1838), 18.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 3.8.

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