Historiae Romanae decades (ed. Lucas Porrus).
Analysis of Content
a1r Bussis, Johannes Andreas de: [Letter addressed to] Paulus II, Pont. Max. Bussi 29-34.
a2v Florus: [Periochae.] See L‑114.
c2v ‘Capita operum.’
c3v Livius, Titus: Historiae Romanae decades. ‘Ab urbe condita.’ [Edited by Lucas Porrus.] Liv. 1-32, 34-40. 37. 3. Liv. 33 not included in this edition. Porrus is named in the colophon.
Imprint: Treviso: Johannes Rubeus, Vercellensis, 1482. Folio.
Collation: a10 b–q8 r6 aa–mm8 nn oo6 A–K8 L6.
Hain: HC *10135;
Goff: Goff L‑243;
BMC: BMC VI 896;
Proctor: Pr 6496;
Others: BSB‑Ink L‑191; CIBN L‑182; Rhodes, Treviso, no. 85; Sheppard 5537.
Copy number: L-121(1)
Wanting the sheet K4.5, and the blank leaves a1 and L6.
Binding: Late eighteenth-century blind-tooled mottled calf, rebacked, perhaps for the Bodleian Library, c.1797; the gold stamp of the Library on both covers, but not in the style of other books acquired from Kulenkamp.
Size: 349 × 242 × 61 mm.
Size of leaf: 336 × 214 mm.
Early marginal annotations, including comments on the text, extraction of key words, and ‘nota' marks. Irregular early manuscript foliation: 2-84.
On c4r a ten-line initial ‘I' is supplied in interlocked red and blue, within a red pen-work frame with foliate decoration in reserved white, and with extensions into the margins; other three- to 11-line initials, some with extensions into the margins, and paragraph marks are supplied in red; some running book numbers are supplied in black ink; underlining in red.
Provenance: Lüder Kulenkamp (1724-1794); sale, p. 454, lot 10. Purchased for £0. 9. 0; see Books Purchased (1796), 2.
SHELFMARK: Auct. N 1.12.
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