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Bod-Inc: P-255


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 di Dino, 31 July 1489. 4°.


Collation: a–g8.


ISTC: ip00569000

Hain: HR 12905;

Goff: Goff P‑569;

BMC: BMC VI 634;

Proctor: Pr 6338;

Others: Rhodes 1394; Sheppard 5091-2. Microfiche: Unit 2: Classics in translation.

LCN: 14489889


Copy number: P-255(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century(?) blind-tooled quarter red morocco, with blue-edged leaves, marbled pastedowns, and pink silk bookmark.

Size: 204 × 140 × 15 mm.

Size of leaf: 200 × 134 mm.

Provenance: Circular engraving, 16 mm diameter, of the head of a dog baillonné; also in A‑334, C‑147 and D‑003; the arms of dell'Osso of Ravenna are a dog baillonné seated. Purchased 4 Dec. 1900 from Francesco Perrella, Catalogue 22, no. 112, for 50 Lire; see Library Bills (1900).

SHELFMARK: Inc. e. I9.1489.1.

Copy number: P-255(2)

Bound with D‑083; see there for details of binding and provenance.

Size of leaf: 190 × 128 mm.

SHELFMARK: Byw. L 1.3(2).

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