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Bod-Inc: M-061

Manfredis, Hieronymus de

Liber de homine [Italian] Libro del perchè.


Analysis of Content

[a1v] [Manfredis, Hieronymus de: Letter addressed to] Johannes II Bentivoglio. Incipit: ‘Mea interest magnifice ac generose miles . . .’

[a2r] [Table of contents.]

[c1r] [Manfredis, Hieronymus de: Libro del perchè.] Incipit: ‘[P]erchè el soperchio ne le cose che noi uiuemo . . .’ See A. Serra-Zanetti, ‘I Pronostici di Girolamo Manfredi', in Studi Riminesi e bibliografici in onore di C. Lucchesi (Faenza, 1952), 193-213, at 201.


Imprint: Bologna: Ugo Rugerius and Doninus Bertochus, 1 July 1474. Folio.


Collation: [a b6 c–h8 i k6 l–p8], not as BMC.


ISTC: im00191000

Hain: HR 10689; C 2623;

Goff: Goff M‑191;

BMC: BMC VI 805;

Proctor: Pr 6529;

Others: CIBN M‑74; Hillard 1307; Osler, IM 59; Sheppard 5308-10.

LCN: 14477688


Copy number: M-061(1)

Wanting the blank leaves [p7-8].

Binding: Eighteenth-century parchment with manuscript title at the head of the spine.

Size: 300 × 210 × 28 mm.

Size of leaf: 295 × 208 mm.

On [p5v], two recipes dated 1507, in the same hand that added the dedication on [a1r]: ‘Rimedio preciosissimo almale de pendi(ce?)' and ‘Rimedio(?) che non potesse orinare'. Early folio numbering: 1-98, in the same hand.

Provenance: Cosimo d'Antonio (early sixteenth century); dedicatory inscription on [a1r]: ‘Chosimo dantonjo nostro gharzon[e]'. Purchased from Payne and Foss for the Radcliffe Library, Oxford. Transferred in 1938.

Former Radcliffe shelfmarks: G. 161.I.14; 79.C.22; 21 D 28a; RR.x.184.

SHELFMARK: Inc. d. I11.1474.2.

Copy number: M-061(2)

Wanting leaves [p6-8].

Binding: Eighteenth-century parchment, the title gold-tooled at the head of the spine. ‘[ ]24' printed on label at the head of the spine. Sprinkled red-edged leaves.

Size: 305 × 205 × 29 mm.

Size of leaf: 295 × 199 mm.

Manuscript foliation: 1-97, in a sixteenth/seventeenth-century hand.

On [c1r] an 11-line initial ‘P' is supplied in blue with reserved white decoration; other initials supplied in blue or red.

Provenance: Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792); printed label of the sale (1789) II, lot 2588. Purchased for £8. 8. 0; see Books Purchased (1847), 22.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 5.57.

Copy number: M-061(3)

Wanting leaves [p6-8]. Sheet [a3.4] is duplicated. On the blank [a1r] is pasted a leaf bearing in type-facsimile the title as printed at the head of the table of contents on [a2r].

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) half parchment over pasteboards covered in Buntpapier. Title gold-tooled at the head of the spine and sprinkled red-edged leaves.

Size: 280 × 204 × 26 mm.

Size of leaf: 235 × 165 mm.

A few notes, in Italian, and pen-trials in a contemporary hand. Early folio numbering: i–xcvii'. ‘3. 3. 0.' in brown ink on the upper left-hand corner of front pastedown. On [a1r] a bibliographical note in Italian in an eighteenth-century hand.

On [c1r] an 11-line initial is supplied in blue with red pen-work decoration extending into the margin. Other initials are supplied in blue.

Provenance: Petrus de Laurentiis (sixteenth century?); inscription on [a1v]: ‘Humilissimus seruus Petrus de Laurentiis'. Stamped monogram on [a2r]: ‘FGR'. Marco Lazzari; armorial book-stamp on [a1r]. Robert Finch (1783-1830). Bequeathed to the University by Finch; see Finch catalogue 179. Taylor Institution, University of Oxford; book-plate with shelfmark in blue ink: ‘V 198'. Transferred to the Bodleian in 1921.

SHELFMARK: Inc. d. I11.1474.1.

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