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Bod-Inc: M-231A

Miracoli della Vergine Maria


Analysis of Content


[List of contents, by chapter].

Incipit: ‘[Q]ui comenza alcuni miracoli de la gloriosa uerzene Maria. E prima come scampo una do[m]na soa diuota da le insidie del dimonio infernale. Capitulo primo . . .’


Miracoli della vergine Maria.

‘Qui comenciano alcuni miracoli de la gloriosa verzene Maria . . .’

Incipit: ‘[E]ra uno caualiero molto richo e potente . . .’

See Scrittori di religione del Trecento volgarizzamenti, ed. Giuseppe De Luca (Turin, 1977), IV 727-8; Ottavia Niccoli, La vita religiosa nell'Italia moderna. Secoli XV‑XVIII (Rome, 1998), 22-3; E. Barbieri, ‘Fra tradizione e cambiamento: note sul libro spirituale del XVI secolo', in Libri, biblioteche e cultura nell'Italia del Cinque e Seicento, ed. E. Barbieri and D. Zardin (Milan, 2002), 3-61; La vita nei libri: edizioni illustrate a stampa del quattro e Cinquecento dalla fondazione Giorgio Cini, ed. M. Zorzi (Venice, 2003), no. II/10.


[Verse colophon.]

Incipit: ‘Vrbe Vincentie doue stato impronta | Lopra beata de miraculi tanti'; 8 lines of verse.




Imprint: Vicenza: Johannes de Reno, 1 Sept. 1476. 4°.


Collation: [* a–h8 i6].


ISTC: im00616100

Hain: H 11229;

Proctor: not in Pr;

Others: IGI 6495; not in Sheppard.

Remarks: The copy described in IGI does not include the gathering containing the table.

LCN: 15763472


Copy number: M-231A(1)

Binding: Seventeenth-century(?) Italian parchment; marbled pastedowns. Remains of title and imprint information, very faded, in brown ink on the spine. ‘BV 7 | 10' in dark brown ink on a square paper label pasted in the lower left-hand corner of the front cover.

Size: 215 × 151 × 31 mm.

Size of leaf: 206 × 143 mm.

Most initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red, some with black and red pen-work decoration and extensions into the margins; occasional initials are supplied in black ink; some capital strokes in red; capitals touched with yellow wash.

Provenance: Brother Victor de Muriano (fl. 1479); inscription on the recto of the front endleaf: ‘Iste liber est de fr. Victor de Muriano monachus ordinis Camaldulensis anno domini M.o quadrigentesimo 79 die primo mensis Decembris'. Sixteenth-century inscription in an Italian hand on the same leaf: ‘Est mei A. F. et amicorum'. Maffeo Pinelli (1735-1785); Morelli (1787), IV no. 736; number in black ink on the verso of the front endleaf; sale (1789), lot 1440, sold for £0. 6. 0 according to the annotated copy of the sale catalogue; note on the recto of the front endleaf ‘Pinelli Auction' in Wodhull's hand. Michael Wodhull (1740-1816); signature and date (‘Feb. 8th 1790') on the recto of the front endleaf, also ‘Collat. & complet' and reference to Panzer, both in his hand. John Edmund Severne (1826-1899); sale (1886), lot 1742. John Vertue, 1st Roman Catholic Bishop of Portsmouth (1826-1900); armorial book-plate. Stonyhurst College; presented by Vertue in 1894, as part of a gift of incunables and Aldines; shelfmark ‘B V 7 | 10' on a small, square paper label at the tail of the upper cover; sale, Early Printed Books from Stonyhurst College (London: Sotheby's, 18 June 2003), lot 108. Purchased through the Friends of the Bodleian Library (Rogers Fund), American Friends of the Bodleian, and the Friends of the National Libraries in 2003 for £9750; see ledger number ‘02/03 627'.

SHELFMARK: Inc. e. I25.1476.1.

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