Search Bodleian Incunables:

If your search term consists of multiple words, you can choose how to search:



Bod-Inc: M-019

Mahomet II

Epistolae magni Turci.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Zacchia], Laudivius: ‘Prefatio' [addressed to] Franciscus Beltrandus. Incipit: ‘[E]pistolas a me nuper in lucem editas ad quem potius mitterem . . .’ Explicit: nasum rinocerontis habent’ See M‑018. Laudivius here called ‘Laudinius'.

[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 . . .’

[c6r] [Beccadelli] Panormita, Antonius [pseudo-; Matthaeus Vindocinensis]: ‘De Hermofrodita . . . carmen decasticon'.’ Incipit: ‘Cum mea me genitrix grauido gestaret in aluo | Quid pariat fertur consuluisse deos'; 5 elegiac distichs.

[c6r] [Initials of printer and place of printing.]

[c6v] ‘Repertorium epistolarum'.


Imprint: [Treviso]: G[erardus de Lisa, de] F[landria, 1476]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated by Sheppard; CIBN dates [c.1477]. Apparently reprinted from the edition [Padua]: D. S., [c.1475] (Bod-inc. M‑018), with the addition of a table (BMC).


Collation: [a8 b6 c8].


ISTC: im00059000

Hain: HC *10502;

Goff: Goff M‑59;

BMC: BMC VI 885;

Proctor: Pr 6466;

Others: Babinger 42, no. 20; CIBN L‑58; Oates 2453-4; Rhodes, Treviso, no. 21; Sack, Freiburg, 3764; Sheppard 5494.

LCN: 14515256


Copy number: M-019(1)

Binding: Quarter calf, c.1800; marbled paper boards; rebacked; red-edged leaves.

Size: 194 × 139 × 14 mm.

Size of leaf: 186 × 133 mm.

Occasional early marginal annotations.

Partial rubrication: capital strokes in red on [a1r].

Provenance: Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843); book-plate with handwritten shelfmark ‘III.S.c.24': see Lee, Royal Book-plates, 40 no. 23; not identified in sale catalogues. London, British Museum; shelfmarks: ‘1413.g.9', ‘IA.28333'; stamp, and duplicate stamp (with date of transfer 11 Oct. 1913) on [a1r], and on [c8v]. Transferred to the Bodleian in Oct. 1913; see ‘List of Duplicate Incunabula' (Library Records c. 1054), no. 25.

SHELFMARK: Inc. e. I10.1.

Go to top of page