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Bod-Inc: P-242


Epistolae [Latin] (trans. Franciscus Griffolinus Aretinus).


Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Griffolinus] Aretinus, Franciscus: ‘Prohemium' [addressed to] Malatesta Novellus. Incipit: ‘[V]ellem Malatesta Nouelle princeps illustris tantam mihi dicendi facultatem dari . . .’

[a4v] Phalaris [pseudo-]: Epistolae. Translated by Franciscus Griffolinus Aretinus. ‘Phalaris Alciboo'. Incipit: ‘[P]olicletus Messenius quem proditionis apud ciues . . .’ See P‑240.

[f9v] [Griffolinus] Aretinus, Franciscus: [Dedication of the translation of four further letters to] Alphonsus I (V), king of Aragon. Incipit: ‘[Q]uattuor Phalaridis epistulae quas nuper in alio libello inuentas . . .’ See P‑240.

[f11v] [Griffolinus] Aretinus, Franciscus: [Letter addressed to] Franciscus Pellatus Patavinus. Incipit: ‘[S]cripsisti ad me Francesce Patauine uir eximie . . .’

[f12r] Gerardus de Lisa?: ‘In laudem scriptoris epigramma'. Incipit: ‘Qui modo notus erat nulli, penitusque latebat | Nunc Phalaris doctum protulit ecce caput'; 2 elegiac distichs. The last distich contains the colophon.


Imprint: Treviso: Gerardus de Lisa, de Flandria, 1471. 8°.


Collation: [a–e10 f12].


ISTC: ip00548000

Hain: HCR 12892;

Goff: Goff P‑548;

BMC: BMC VI 883;

Proctor: Pr 6456;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑411; CIBN P‑283; Oates 2450; Rhodes, Treviso, no. 2; Sheppard 5489. Microfiche: Unit 10: Printing in Italy before 1472: Part IV.

LCN: 14490594


Copy number: P-242(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled brown morocco; gilt-edged leaves and marbled pastedowns.

Size: 195 × 138 × 16 mm.

Size of leaf: 190 × 129 mm.

Some underlining in brown ink.

Initials are supplied in red.

Provenance: Guglielmo Bruto Icilio Timoleone, Conte Libri Carrucci della Sommaia (1803-1869); purchased at his sale (1 Aug. 1859), lot 2020, for £2. 2. 0; see Books Purchased (1859), 84.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q inf. 1.21.

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