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Philelphus, Franciscus



Analysis of Content

[*1r] [Title-page.]

[*1v] Johannes Franciscus Hostianus: [Verse addressed to] Ludovicus Martinengus. Incipit: ‘[A]ntiqua insignes Lodouice tulere poetas | Saecula Martigenae maxime gentis honos'; elegiac distichs.

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Philelphus, Franciscus: Odae. [Prefatory verse, addressed to] Franciscus Sforza. Incipit: ‘[F]ranciscus Francisce tuus tibi Sphortia uates | Principe te digna dona Philelfus agit'; elegiac distichs.

a4v Philelphus, Franciscus: Odae. ‘Carmen primum'. Incipit: ‘[O]cio qui se dederint inerti | Nil habent quo sint celebres futuri | Quippe qui temnant decus acris omne(!) | Mentis et usus'. On the text see Gabriella Albanese, ‘Le raccolte poetiche latine di Francesco Filelfo', in Francesco Filelfo nel quinto centenario della morte: atti del XVII convegno di studi maceratesi (Tolentino, 27-30 settembre, 1981) (Padua, 1986), 389-458; esp. notes 75 and 89.


Imprint: [Brescia]: Angelus Britannicus, 4 July 1497. 4.


Collation: [*2] a–l8 m4.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: ip00606000

Hain: HC *12954;

Goff: Goff P‑606;


Proctor: Pr 6994;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑444; CIBN P‑322; Sheppard 5791-2.

LCN: 14387507


Copy number: P-273(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half red morocco over marbled pasteboards, with turquoise fore-edge and lower edge, and gilt upper edge.

Size: 215 × 164 × 14 mm.

Size of leaf: 210 × 149 mm.

Provenance: Henry Howard (1628-1684), 6th Duke of Norfolk. London, Royal Society: see Catalogue of the Library of the Royal Society (London, 1825), 126; stamp on a1v: ‘Soc. Reg. Lond. ex dono Henr. Howard Norfolciensis'; not found in R. Farquharson Sharp, Catalogue of a Collection of Early Printed Books in the Library of the Royal Society (London, 1910); sale stamp on m4r ‘Roy. Soc. sold'. Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); Elenchus, no. 2470. Bequeathed in 1914.

SHELFMARK: Byw. R 1.16.

Copy number: P-273(2)

Bound with B‑345; see there for details of binding and provenance.

Size of leaf: 185 × 132 mm.

On a1-2 the title and text are enclosed within red rules.

Wanting gathering [*].

In the verses on the last two leaves, the accents have been marked; on m4r: ‘expliciunt opera Francisci Philini', all in the same early hand from the Jesuit college in Parma.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 6.63(1).

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