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Bod-Inc: P-247


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 . . .’

[a3r] Phalaris [pseudo-]: Epistolae. Translated by Franciscus Griffolinus Aretinus. ‘Phalaris Alciboo'. Incipit: ‘[P]olicletus Messenius quem proditionis apud ciues . . .’ See P‑240.

[f6v] [Griffolinus] Aretinus, Franciscus: [Dedication of the translation of four further letters to] Alphonsus I (V), King of Aragon. Incipit: ‘[Q]uatuor Phalaridis epistolas quas nuper in alio libello inuentas . . .’ See P‑240.

[f8r] [Griffolinus] Aretinus, Franciscus: [Letter addressed to] Franciscus Pellatus Patavinus. Incipit: ‘[S]cripsisti ad me Francisce Patauine uir eximie . . .’

[f8r] [Gerardus de Lisa?: Verse.] Incipit: ‘Qui modo notus erat nulli penitusque latebat | Nunc Phalaris doctum protulit ecce caput'; 1 elegiac distich.


Imprint: Messina: Henricus Alding, [c.1478]. 4°.


Collation: [a b8 c–f6.8].


ISTC: ip00556000

Hain: HCR 12887;

Goff: Goff P‑556;

BMC: BMC VII 1076;

Proctor: Pr 6938;

Others: C. Bianca, Stampa, cultura e società a Messina alla fine del Quattrocento, 2 vols, Bollettino (Centro di studi filologici e linguistici siciliani). Supplementi, 5 (Palermo, 1988), 5; A. Boselli, ‘La produzione tipografica di Enrico Alding in Messina', Gb Jb (1931), 122-38, at 132; CIBN P‑291; Sheppard 5988.

LCN: 14489925


Copy number: P-247(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century gold-tooled calf (one fillet only), with sprinkled red-edged leaves and marbled pastedowns.

Size: 200 × 141 × 10 mm.

Size of leaf: 195 × 134 mm.

A few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in a contemporary hand.

Provenance: Purchased for £3. 3. 0; see Books Purchased (1843), 39.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 5.45.

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