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Bod-Inc: M-018

Mahomet II

Epistolae magni Turci.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Zacchia], Laudivius: ‘Prefatio' [addressed to] Franciscus Beltrandus (Francí Beltrán). Incipit: ‘[E]pistolas a me nuper in lucem editas ad quem potius mitterem . . .’ Explicit: nasum rinocerontis habent Laudivius here called ‘Laudinius'. For the dedicatee see Franz Babinger, Laudivius Zacchia, Erdichter der ‘Epistolae Magni Turci’, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Philosophisch-Historische Klasse, Sitzungsberichte, 13 (Munich, 1960), 25.

a1r ‘Argumentum epistolarum'. Incipit: ‘Maumetes Turcorum imperator cui postea ex magnitudine rerum . . .’ Explicit: latinas edidit

a1v [Mahomet Ii pseudo-; Zacchia, Laudivius]: Epistolae magni Turci. Incipit: ‘Audio te ad Leptam Euphrate superato copias ingentes traiecisse quibus . . .’ Falsely attributed to Mahomet II by the author, Laudivius Zacchia, who claims at the end of the ‘Argumentum' that he (Zacchia) is the editor; see Babinger 1-42, at 40.

c8r [Colophon.]

c8r [Beccadelli] Panormita, Antonius [pseudo-; Matthaeus Vindocinensis]: ‘De Hermofrodita . . . carmen decasticon'. Riese 1/2 (Leipzig, 1906), no. 786, apparently with variations. Attributed to Matthieu de Vendôme, but with line 2 here as line 1: see Ludwig Bertalot, ‘Uno zibaldone poetico umanistico del quattrocento a Praga', Studien zum italienischen und deutschen Humanismus, ed. Paul Oskar Kristeller, I, Storia e letteratura, 129 (Rome, 1975), 408, with references.


Imprint: [Padua]: D[ominicus] S[iliprandus, c.1475]. 4°.


Collation: a–c8.


ISTC: im00058000

Hain: HCR 10501;

Goff: Goff M‑58;


Proctor: Pr 7332;

Others: Babinger 40, no. 3; CIBN L‑56; Hillard 1197; Sheppard 5583.

LCN: 14515147


Copy number: M-018(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf; gold-tooled spine.

Size: 204 × 150 × 10 mm.

Size of leaf: 200 × 142 mm.

On a1r a three-line epigraphic initial ‘E' is supplied in red; paragraph marks are supplied in red or yellow.

Provenance: Guglielmo Bruto Icilio Timoleone, Conte Libri Carrucci della Sommaia (1803-1869); sale, 1 Aug. 1859, lot 1505; slip of paper with ‘1505' attached to the inside of the lower cover. Purchased for £1. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1859), 69, with the incorrect attribution to Ulrich Han, copied from the Libri sale catalogue.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 6.88.

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