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Bod-Inc: P-246


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


Analysis of Content

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

[a4r] Phalaris [pseudo-]: Epistolae. Translated by Franciscus Griffolinus Aretinus. ‘Phalaris Alciboo'. Incipit: ‘[P]olicletus Messenius quem proditionis apud ciues . . .’ See P‑240.

[g1v] [Griffolinus] Aretinus, Franciscus: [Dedication of the translation of four further letters to] Alphonsus I (V), King of Aragon. Incipit: ‘[Q]uattuor Phalaridis epistolae quas nuper in alio libello inuentas . . .’ See P‑240.

[g3r] [Griffolinus] Aretinus, Franciscus: [Letter addressed to] Franciscus Pellatus Patavinus. Incipit: ‘[S]cripsisti ad me Francisce Patauine uir eximie . . .’


Imprint: Sant'Orso: Johannes de Reno, 1475. 4°.


Collation: [a–f8 g4].


ISTC: ip00555000

Hain: HC Addenda, 12894;

Goff: Goff P‑555;

BMC: BMC VII 1027;

Proctor: Pr 6937;

Others: CIBN P‑290; Sheppard 5878.

LCN: 14490585


Copy number: P-246(1)

Wanting [a1] and the blank leaf [g4]. Gatherings [c–e] are misbound in the following order: [c1], [d8], gathering [e], [c2-8], and [d1-7].

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf; bound for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 192 × 135 × 15 mm.

Size of leaf: 185 × 126 mm.

Interlinear notes supply variants to the text in brown ink, marginal notes supply explanation of it, in red ink, both in an early hand.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: From the shelfmark, in the Library by the mid-nineteenth century.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 5.17.

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