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Ovidius Naso, Publius

Metamorphoses [Italian] Ovidio Methamorphoseos vulgare (trans. and comm. Giovanni Bonsignori).


Analysis of Content

[*1r] [Title-page.]

[*1v] [Bonsignori, Giovanni]: ‘Proemium'. Incipit: ‘[G]lorioso e excelso patre eterno idio dacui ogni gracia e dono procede . . .’

[*1v] ‘Tauola'.

a1r Ovidius [Naso, Publius]: Metamorphoses [Italian. Translated by Giovanni Bonsignori.] ‘Ovidio Methamorphoseos vulgare'. Giovanni Bonsignori, Ovidio Metamorphoseos Vulgare, ed. E. Ardissino (Bologna, 2001).

a2r [Bonsignori, Giovanni: Allegorical commentary.] ‘Alegoria'. Incipit: ‘La prima allegoria del primo libro i de chaos doueno sapere in quatro elementi . . .’ On the commentary see B. Guthmüller, Ovidio Metamorphoseos vulgare (Boppard am Rhein, 1981), 56-135; see also Stefano Pittaluga, ‘Lettori umanistici di Ovidio', in La Tradition vive. Mélanges d'histoire des textes en l'honneur de Louis Holtz, ed. Pierre Lardet, Bibliologia, 20 (Turnhout, 2003), 335-47, at 337. Allegories follow many chapters in each book.


Imprint: Venice: Johannes Rubeus, Vercellensis, for Lucantonio Giunta, 10 Apr. 1497. Folio.


Collation: [*4] a–r8 s6.

Illustrations: Woodcuts: see Essling; for the woodcut border on a1r see also BMC.


ISTC: io00185000

Hain: HCR 12166;

Goff: Goff O‑185;

BMC: BMC V 419;

Proctor: Pr 5144;

Others: BSB‑Ink O‑141; CIBN O‑125; Essling 223; Sander 5330; Sheppard 4130. Microfiche: Unit 2: Classics in Translation.

LCN: 14442071


Copy number: O-079(1)

The outer margins of c1 and c8 have been repaired.

Binding: Seventeenth-century(?) Italian parchment; edges dyed blue.

Size: 302 × 211 × 31 mm.

Size of leaf: 295 × 202 mm.

Provenance: Shelfmark ‘C.4.4' on the front pastedown. Earlier book-plate below that of Douce, the details of which are not visible. Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 246.

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