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Philelphus, Franciscus



Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Philelphus, Franciscus: Epistolae. ‘Leonardo Iustiniano'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uod nichil apud me duxerim antiquius beniuolentia tua . . .’ See P‑259.

F3r Vignatus, Ambrosius: ‘Oratio . . . pro obedientia Sabaudientium ducis' [addressed to] Paulus II, Pont. Max. Incipit: ‘[E]xperior nunc, nunc cerno ipsis oculis, dum hec loquor pater sancte . . .’ Explicit: conseruare dignetur

G1r Auriga, Alanus: ‘Epistola . . . de destatione belli gallici et suasione pacis'. Incipit: ‘[U]sque quo dudum inuictissimi Gallorum principes . . .’ Les oeuvres latines d'Alain Chartier, ed. P. Bourgain-Hemeryck (Paris, 1977), 225-42.

G5v Auriga, Alanus: ‘Epistola . . . invectiva contra ingratum amicum'. Incipit: ‘[M]aluissem tecum de beneficiis quam querimoniis contendere . . .’ Les oeuvres latines d'Alain Chartier, 337-40.

G6v Auriga, Alanus: ‘Epistola . . . post egressum regis Caroli ab eadem ciuitate [addressed to] the University of Paris. Incipit: ‘[A]lma mater fecunda filiis et copiosa disciplinis . . .’ Les oeuvres latines d'Alain Chartier, 221-4.

G7v ‘Tabula'.

G7v [Colophon.]

G8v [Device.]


Imprint: [Paris]: Félix Baligault, for Jean Petit, 30 Apr. 1498. 4°.


Collation: a–z A–E8 F6 G8.

Types: Types: 96 G, headline for book 1 (a2r); 75 GB, text, also verse in device (not 99 B as suggested as usual in BMC); 180 G(?), location of shop (below device). Lombards.

Leaves: 154 leaves.

Line number: 40 lines, plus headline (a3r).

Type area: Type area: 150 (153) ×93 mm (a3r).

Illustrations: Device B: see BMC VIII p. 170, with verse no. 6.


ISTC: ip00598000

Hain: HC (+ Addenda) 12946;

Goff: Goff P‑598;

Proctor: Pr 8259;

Others: Sheppard 6442.

LCN: 14383660


Copy number: P-266(1)

Wanting a1.

Binding: Nineteenth-century mottled calf, with sprinkled red-edged leaves.

Size: 195 × 135 × 36 mm.

Size of leaf: 188 × 130 mm.

Some marginal notes, extracting key words, translating and commenting on the text in English, supplying the Greek words in the blank spaces provided in the text, and quoting sentences and proverbs in Latin with an English translation, in an early hand.

A few initials are supplied in red.

Provenance: Early English ownership, on G8v, heavily erased: ‘D[ ]'. Unidentified sale, Leigh & Sotheby, 1806. Richard Heber (1773-1833); note, apparently in his hand, on the recto of the front endleaf: ‘L & S 1806 -4s -3d -'; not identified in his Catalogue. J. T. Hand (fl. 1834-1837), 1835; signature on the endleaf dated 1835; sale (1837), lot 127; purchased for £0. 8. 0: see Books Purchased (1837), 21. The copy listed in James, ‘Catalogus' (1602/3), fol. 255v: ‘Fr. Philelphus epistolæ familiares 1498'; James, Catalogus (1605), 374: P 8.4 [Art] is no longer in the Library.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 5.89.

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