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Bod-Inc: M-021

Mahomet II

Epistolae magni Turci.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Title-page.]

[a2r] [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'.

[a2r] ‘Argumentum epistolarum'. Incipit: ‘Maumetes Turcorum imperator cui postea ex magnitudine rerum . . .’ Explicit: latinas edidit

[a2v] [Mahomet Ii pseudo-; Zacchia, Laudivius]: Epistolae magni Turci. Incipit: ‘Audio te ad Leptam Euphrate superato copias ingentes traiecisse quibus . . .’


Imprint: [Würzburg: Georg Reyser, c.1490?]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated by Sheppard.


Collation: [a b8].

Remarks: Collation as Sheppard, not as BMC ([a–d4]).


ISTC: im00065000

Hain: H *10498;

Goff: Goff M‑65;

BMC: BMC II 572;

Proctor: Pr 2673;

Others: Babinger 42, no. 21; Sheppard 1939.

LCN: 14514214


Copy number: M-021(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century(?) white paper boards.

Size: 209 × 155 × 5 mm.

Size of leaf: 205 × 146 mm.

Capital strokes and underlining in red.

Provenance: Am Ende (nineteenth century); inscription on the inside of the upper cover: ‘Ex bibliotheca Am-Endeana'. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Dpl' in pencil on the verso of the front endleaf. Asher & Co., catalogue (1854), no. 3048. Purchased from Asher, 17 Nov. 1854 for 15 Francs (= £2. 15. 0): see Library Bills (1851-5), 325, and Books Purchased (1853), 65.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 6.41.

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