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Marullus Tarchaniota, Michael

Epigrammatum libri IV, et al.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Marullus Tarchaniota, Michael: Epigrammatum libri IV. [Dedicated to] Laurentius Petri Francisci de' Medici. Marullus, Carmina, ed. Perosa, 3-102.

g8v Marullus Tarchaniota, Michael: Hymnorum naturalium libri IV. Dedicated to Antonello Sanseverino, Prince of Salerno. Marullus, Carmina, ed. Perosa, 104-65; see also Christine Harrauer, Kosmos und Mythos: Die Weltgotthymnen und die mythologischen Hymnen des Michael Marullus (Vienna, 1994) and Michele Marullo Tarcaniota, Inni Naturali, ed. Donatella Coppini (Florence, 1995).

m6r [Colophon.]

m7r Marullus Tarchaniota, Michael: [Errata and revisions.] Apparently composed by Marullus himself; see Marullus, Carmina, ed. Perosa, p. xiii.


Imprint: Florence: Societas Colubris (Compagnia del Drago), 26 Nov. 1497. 4°.


Collation: a–m8.


ISTC: im00342000

Hain: HC + Addenda *10880;

Goff: Goff M‑342;

BMC: BMC VI 691;

Proctor: Pr 6415;

Others: BSB‑Ink M‑243; CIBN M‑201; Hillard 1341; Oates 2442-4; Sack, Freiburg, 2380; Sheppard 5268-9.

LCN: 14551564


Copy number: M-141(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled calf; the gold stamp of the Bodleian library on both covers; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 211 × 147 × 20 mm.

Size of leaf: 207 × 137 mm.

Occasional notes, mainly commenting on the text, noting references to Politianus, and ‘K' marks (for Karli? see below), in an early hand. A few marginal notes, providing corrections and commenting on the text, with frequent references to Scal[iger?], in the hand that added the ownership note of the English College on a1r, datable to 1648; see note beneath the colophon on m6r: ‘1648-1497=151'. On the verso of the front endleaf: ‘In Marullum ιόαννου βαπτιστου̂ καρλίου Lucanensis ἐπιτάφιον in morem διαλόγου. τέλος . O fatum immite, o durae sors effera mortis | Mors afra, ut mundi demetis omne decus. | Ecce Marullus obit. minime, nam fama superstes | viuit post nullos interitura dies' in an early hand. On a1r: ‘Edizione rara e ricercata dai curiosi, ed è la prima di questo poeta | De [Le?] Bure' in a seventeenth-century hand. On the rear endleaf: ‘Carmina in Margine ascripta mendosa sunt quare ita scribenda et emendanda arbitror. Non Salamis non clara suo Rhodos aurea Phoebo . . .' ‘Ad Ioannem Antonium Turroneum. Cum noua conscribas et cedro digna loquaris | Risu hec effuso tu modo pene leges'; 4 elegiac distichs in a sixteenth-century hand.

Provenance: Paulus Antonius Spaniolus (sixteenth century); inscription on m8v: ‘Fratris Paulantonj spaniolj mantouanj ordinis predicatorum volumen'. Edward Percy (fl. 1645). Rome, English College (seventeenth century); see inscription on a1r: ‘Bibliotheca Anglorum de Vrbe', ‘Ex dono Odoardi Persij huius Collegij Alumni', and notes above. Purchased for £0. 12. 0: see Thorpe, Catalogue (1833), pt 1 no. 2019, and Books Purchased (1833), 16.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 4.30.

Copy number: M-141(2)

Binding: Early twentieth-century green morocco; gold-stamped on the upper cover with the initials ‘I. B.', by Roger de Coverly & Sons; gilt-edged leaves.

Size: 195 × 135 × 15 mm.

Size of leaf: 191 × 125 mm.

Provenance: Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); Elenchus, no. 2147. Bequeathed in 1914.

SHELFMARK: Byw. P 9.8.

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