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Bod-Inc: M-159

Maurocenus, Paulus

De generatione aeterna et temporali Christi.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Maurocenus, Paulus: De generatione aeterna et temporali Christi [addressed to] Paulus II, Pont. Max. Incipit: ‘[Q]uo affectus sim gaudio, b[eatissime] p[ontifex], cum caelitus datum te pontificem maximum . . .’ Explicit: exemplum diuinitus reseruari

[k6r] [Verse colophon, with the corrector of the press, Bartholomaeus Campanus Ponticuruanus, named below the last line.] Incipit: ‘Summa columna Dei fidei firmata potentis | In loquor Hebreos perfidiasque suas'; 2 elegiac distichs.


Imprint: Padua: Bartholomaeus de Valdezoccho and Martinus de Septem Arboribus, 28 Apr. 1473. 8° or 4°.


Collation: [a10 b–h8 i k6].


ISTC: im00380000

Hain: HC 10924;

Goff: Goff M‑380;


Proctor: Pr 6761;

Others: CIBN M‑244; Oates 2538; Polain 2645; Sheppard 5560.

LCN: 14453722


Copy number: M-159(1)

The ISTC describes three variant settings: (A) in 8°, with a colophon naming Bartholomaeus Campanus Ponticuruanus; opening [k3v –k4r] has 17 and 16 lines to the page (BMC, H, Polain 2645); (B) in 4°, with a colophon naming the printers; opening [k3v –k4r] as in state A; (C) in 4°, with a colophon as in state B, with opening [k3v –k4r] reset (Polain 2645A, CIBN M‑244, variant C). The Bodleian copy is in 8o as stated by Sheppard. It also has the name of the corrector of the press, Campanus Ponticuruanus, in the colophon, but [k3v –k4r] both have 22 lines to the page, rather than 17 and 16.

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf with a single gold fillet on each cover; gilt-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 215 × 147 × 20 mm.

Size of leaf: 208 × 133 mm.

Occasional early corrections to the text.

On [a1r] a four-line initial ‘Q' is supplied in gold on a ground of red and green, edged in black; a two-line epigraphic initial ‘S' is supplied in red on [a3r] and in blue on [c1r]; on [k3r] a five-line epigraphic initial ‘T' is supplied in red.

Provenance: Maffeo Pinelli (1735-1785); see Morelli (1787), I no. 853; sale (1789), lot 5764. Purchased through Peter Elmsley for £3. 14. 0; see the annotated sale catalogue and Books Purchased (1789), 1.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 5.9.

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