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Bod-Inc: P-164

Petrarca, Francesco

Historia Griseldis.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Petrarca, Francesco [pseudo-; Boccaccio, Giovanni]: Historia Griseldis. ‘Epistola . . . de Historia Griseldis mulieris maxime constantie et patientie. In preconium omnium laudabilium mulierum' [addressed to] ‘Johannes Florentinus poeta' [Giovanni Boccaccio]. A Latin translation from Boccaccio's Decameron X,10 by Francesco Petrarca. [Ep. sen. XVII, 3] edited in U. Hess, Heinrich Steinhöwels ‘Griseldis'. Studien zur Text- und Überlieferungsgeschichte einer frühhumanistischen Prosanovelle, Mittelalterliche Texte und Untersuchungen, 43 (Munich, 1975), 173-238; see also R. Hirsch, ‘Francesco Petrarca's “Griseldis” in Early Printed Editions, c.1469-1520', Gb Jb (1974), 57-65, at 58 no. L. 1, repr. in R. Hirsch, The Printed Word: Its Impact and Diffusion (Primarily in the 15th–16th Centuries), Variorum Reprints Collected Studies Series, 81 (London, 1978), no. I, with same page numbering.


Imprint: [Cologne: Ulrich Zell, c.1469]. 4°.


Collation: [a b6].


ISTC: ip00400000

Hain: HC *12813;

Goff: Goff P‑400;

BMC: BMC I 186;

Proctor: Pr 876;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑267; CIBN P‑153; Fiske, p. 47; Oates 382; Sheppard 638; Voulliéme, Köln, 909.

LCN: 14496320


Copy number: P-164(1)

Bound with:
2. Pius II, Epistola ad Mahumetem. [Cologne: Ulrich Zell, 1469-72] (P‑311).

Wanting the blank leaf [b6].

Binding: Eighteenth-century calf, the spine gold-tooled; sprinkled red-edged leaves and marbled pastedowns.

Size: 204 × 148 × 18 mm.

Size of leaf: 198 × 139 mm.

Notes in Douce's hand. A paper leaf containing a facsimile of the Bible printed by Ulrich Zell at Cologne ‘A. D. 1458', incipit of Ps 1, printed for John Archer and William Jones, Dublin, is inserted at the front.

Initials, paragraph marks, and capital strokes are supplied in red.

Provenance: Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 83(1).

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