Historiae Romanae decades.
Analysis of Content
a2r Bussis, Johannes Andreas de: [Letter addressed to] Paulus II, Pont. Max. Bussi 29-34.
a4r Florus: [Periochae.] See L‑114.
c4v ‘Capita operum.’
c5r Livius, Titus: Historiae Romanae decades. ‘Ab urbe condita.’ Liv. 1-32, 34-40. 37. 3. Liv. 33 not included in this edition.
Y7r Parthenius, Bartholomaeus: [Letter addressed to] Franciscus Thronus [Tronus]. Incipit: ‘[H]istoriam esse rem gestam et ab aetatis nostrae memoria . . .’
Y7v Parthenius, Bartholomaeus: [Verse addressed to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Cadmelo genitore satus genitrice Minerua | Romani decus est Liuius eloquii'; 6 elegiac distichs.
Imprint: [Treviso]: Michael Manzolus, 31 Oct. 1480. Folio.
Collation: a10 b–f8 g6 h–ſ8 s–x6 y z & [con] [rum] A–G8 H10 I–L8 M N6 O8 P6 Q R8 S6 T8 V X6 Y8.
Hain: HCR 10134;
Goff: Goff L‑242;
BMC: BMC VI 890;
Proctor: Pr 6478;
Others: Rhodes, Treviso, no. 55; Sheppard 5508.
Copy number: L-120(1)
Wanting the blank leaves a1 and Y8.
Leaves a2-3 damaged and repaired.
Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) parchment with the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Manuscript title(?) on the lower edge.
Size: 311 × 217 × 74 mm.
Size of leaf: 304 × 209 mm.
Early marginal annotations, including comments on the text, extraction of key words, ‘nota' marks, and pointing hands, also some corrections to the text. Manuscript foliation: 2-378.
On a2r a six-line Venetian or north-eastern Italian initial ‘F' is supplied in pink and blue on a green and gold ground, with a damaged three-quarter floral and foliate border supplied in green, blue, red, maroon, pink, brown, and gold dots, and edged in gold: see Pächt and Alexander II, 115 no. pr. 147; in the lower margin, within a green wreath, a coat of arms: gules, a lamb argent(?) passant proper, the head contourné; other three- to eight-line initials are supplied in red or blue.
Provenance: Maffeo Pinelli (1735-1785); see Morelli (1787), II no. 2826; sale (1789), lot 7727. Purchased £0. 16. 0; the annotated sale catalogue gives no name of purchaser, but the same price as Books Purchased (1789), 5.
SHELFMARK: Auct. N 3.11.
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