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Bod-Inc: P-271

Philelphus, Franciscus



Analysis of Content

Subject: literature

[a1r] Philelphus, Franciscus: Fabulae. [Title of the first fabula.] ‘De tempore et sene et puero mox senescente.’ Incipit: ‘[P]ulcher Ephebus iter per deuia solus agebat | Ecce capillatum respicit usque pedes'; elegiac distichs. [c7v] Explicit: ‘... Delitie patris est iuvenis virtutis amator | Qui similis magno nititur esse patri.’ ‘Finis.’ See C. Filosa, La favola e la letteratura esopiana in Italia dal Medio Evo ai nostri giorni (Milan, 1952), 82-3.

[c8r] Colophon: ‘Expliciunt fabule clarissimi poete Philelphi, facte Venetiis expensis M.C. 1480.’


Imprint: [Pavia: Antonius de Carcano], 1480. 4°.

Secundo folio: hanc premit illa prior semisepulta fugit

Remarks: On the attribution of this work to Antonius de Carcano in Pavia see BMC VII 999. Also recorded as: ‘Venice: Expensis M.C.' Sheppard, ‘Fifteenth-century Humanist', 16, suggests the initials M. C. may belong to Mathaeus Cerdonis.


Collation: [a–c8].

Leaves: 24 ll.


ISTC: ip00603000

Hain: H *12955;

Goff: Goff P‑603;


Proctor: Pr 4597;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑442; CIBN P‑320; Sheppard 5832.

LCN: 14383691


Copy number: P-271(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf with marbled pastedowns; bound for Kloß.

Size: 199 × 149 × 6 mm.

Size of leaf: 196 × 142 mm.

Early signatures partially visible.

Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label. Purchased for £1. 11. 6; see Books Purchased (1826), 13.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 5.41.

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