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Bod-Inc: P-254


Epistolae [Italian] Epistole (trans. Bartholomaeus Fontius, from the Latin version of Franciscus Griffolinus Aretinus).


Analysis of Content

a1r Fontius, Bartholomaeus: ‘Proemio' [addressed to] Francesco Baroncini. Incipit: ‘[B]en chio fussi Francesco mio dalle faccende et familiari et domestiche . . .’

a1v [Griffolinus] Aretinus, Franciscus: ‘Proemio' [addressed to] Malatesta Novellus. Translated into Italian by Bartholomeus Fontius from the Latin version of Franciscus Griffolinus Aretinus. Incipit: ‘[I]o vorrei Malatesta Nouello principe illustre che mi fussi concessa nel dire tanta faculta . . .’ See P‑253.

a5r Phalaris [pseudo-]: Epistole. Translated into Italian by Bartholomaeus Fontius. ‘Phalari ad Alcibo suo inimico'. Incipit: ‘[P]olicleto Messinese elquale tu accusi falsamente acittadini . . .’ See P‑253, without the last four letters (nos 64, 68, 72-3).


Imprint: Florence: Francesco Bonaccorsi and Antonius Francisci, 17 May 1488. 4°.


Collation: a–g8.


ISTC: ip00568000

Hain: HCR 12904;

Goff: Goff P‑568;

BMC: BMC VI 671;

Proctor: Pr 6344;

Others: CIBN P‑299; Sheppard 5214. Microfiche: Unit 2: Classics in translation.

LCN: 14489936


Copy number: P-254(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf; bound for the Bodleian Library; the gold stamp of the Library on both covers. Sprinkled red-edged leaves.

Size: 213 × 143 × 15 mm.

Size of leaf: 208 × 135 mm.

Provenance: ‘P. Pacinus | al molto honorando' on g8v, beneath the colophon, in a contemporary hand. Purchased for £0. 12. 6; see Books Purchased (1828), 21.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 5.33.

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