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Bod-Inc: L-128

Livius, Titus

Historiae Romanae decades [Italian].


Analysis of Content

Part I:

v1v ‘Tabula del le rubriche.’

a1v [Register.]

a2r Livius, Titus: Historiae Romanae decades [Italian. Translated from a French version by Boccaccio.] Incipit: ‘[I]o non so al tutto bene certamente se faro alcuna utilitade scriuendo le historie . . .’ Follows Liv. 1-10. See L‑127.

AA2r ‘Tabula del le rubriche.’

A1r Livius, Titus: Historiae Romanae decades [Italian. Translated by Boccaccio.] Incipit: ‘[I]n questa parte dela mia opera e licito a me di parlare . . .’ Follows Liv. 21-30.

P9v [First colophon.]

Part II:

a2r ‘Tabula de le rubriche.’

aa1r Livius, Titus: Historiae Romanae decades [Italian]. [Translated by Boccaccio?] Incipit: ‘[C]erto a me dilecta cosi de essere peruenuto al fine dela Carthaginese guerra . . .’ Follows Liv. 21-32, 34-40. 37. 3.


Imprint: Venice: Octavianus Scotus, 1481. Folio.

Remarks: In two parts: (I) 1481; (II) 28 June 1481.


Collation: Part I: v6 a–o10 p8 AA A–P10; part II: a aa–mm10 nn6.


ISTC: il00253000

Hain: HR 10146;

Goff: Goff L‑253;

BMC: BMC V 276;

Proctor: Pr 4567;

Others: CIBN L‑192; Sheppard 3634. Microfiche: Unit 2: Classics in Translation.

LCN: 14502962


Copy number: L-128(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) parchment.

Size: 295 × 213 × 77 mm.

Size of leaf: 285 × 206 mm.

On a2r an eight-line Venetian historiated initial ‘I' is supplied in gold, against a background of Livy dressed in a purple cloak, holding a book, with trees behind him, and with a decorative extension into the inner margin consisting of a red streamer, from which are hanging two shields, a helmet, an axe, and a sword, supplied in pink, grey, and brown, ending in a floral bouquet; in the lower margin Romulus and Remus being suckled by the wolf, between two trees, in blue, green, pink, and brown; and, in the upper margin, a scroll drawn round the printed title, with a horn in brown with a red ribbon and green foliage coming out of the end, on each side: see Pächt and Alexander II, 112 no. pr. 97; other two- to nine-line initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue. Manuscript title on v1r in the hand of Filippo Basadonna.

Provenance: Giovanni Fugaza (sixteenth century); inscription on nn6r: ‘Et le quale deche sono de Zuan Fugaza da Bergamo'. Filippo di Francesco Basadonna (fl. 1574); inscriptions on v1r (with surname deleted): ‘1574 die xii mensis septembris. Philippi [Basadone] d Francisci q. v. H. D. Philippi liber quem emit apud S. Marcum ad horologium pro solidis quadringentis paruorum'; and on nn6r, continuing on from that of Bergamo: ‘et dadi 12 septembris 1574 fin hora di Filippo Basadone Domini Francisci q. v. H. D. Philippi'. Scars of a book-plate on the front pastedown. Purchased for £1. 11. 6; see Books Purchased (1858), 66.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q inf. 2.21.

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