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Bod-Inc: P-303

Pius II, Pont. Max.

De duobus amantibus Euryalo et Lucretia.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Piccolomini], Aeneas Sylvius: De duobus amantibus Euryalo et Lucretia [dedicated to] Marianus [Sozzinus]. ‘Hystoria de duobus amantibus'. ed. Wolkan I no. 152; Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini (Pius II) and Niklas von Wyle, The Tale of Two Lovers Eurialus and Lucretia, ed. E. J. Morrall, Amsterdamer Publikationen zur Sprache und Literatur, 77 (Amsterdam, 1988), 81-177. For the textual relationship of the incunable editions of this text see E. J. Morrall, ‘Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini (Pius II), Historia de duobus amantibus; The Early Printed Editions and the English Translations by John Day', Library, 6th ser., 18 (1996), 216-29, at 220 no. 14.


Imprint: [Sant'Orso: Johannes de Reno, c.1475]. 4°.

Remarks: Pr gives [Vicenza] as the place of printing. For the printing mistake indicated by the message to the reader: ‘vacat', on a7r, see David Paisey, ‘Blind Printing in Early Continental Books', in Book Production and Letters in the Western European Renaissance: Essays in Honour of Conor Fahy, ed. A. L. Lepschy and others (London, 1986), 220-33, at 225; for another view see Neil Harris, ‘Una pagina capovolta nel Filocolo veneziano del 1472', Bibliofilia, 98 (1996), 1-21, at 10, note 9.


Collation: a8 b10 c d8.


ISTC: ip00676000

Hain: HC *218;

Goff: Goff P‑676;

BMC: BMC VII 1027;

Proctor: Pr 7146;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑536; Oates 2611; Sheppard 5881.

LCN: 14015711


Copy number: P-303(1)

Bound with B‑579; see there for details of binding and provenance.

Size of leaf: 177 × 114 mm.

Some marginal and interlinear notes, mostly providing corrections to the text, including signalling misprints and binding mistakes, in an early sixteenth-century humanist hand. Manuscript foliation: 119-152, probably in the same hand.

Initials are supplied in red or blue.

SHELFMARK: Douce 33(1).

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