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Bod-Inc: P-339

Platina, Bartholomaeus

De honesta voluptate et valetudine.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] [Table of contents.]

[a6r] ‘Registrum huius libri.’

[b1r] Platina, Bartholomaeus: De honesta voluptate et valetudine [addressed to] B[artholomaeus] Roverella, Cardinal priest of S. Clemens. ‘De obsoniis.’ Incipit: ‘[E]rrabunt et quidem uehementer, amplissime pater B. Rouerella, qui hanc nostram susceptionem . . .’ Explicit: cum dedecore declinabimus See P‑338.


Imprint: [Rome: Ulrich Han, c.1479]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated by Sheppard, who suggests that it was printed using type discarded by Han; CIBN dates [c.1473-5].


Collation: [a6 b–p8].

Types: Type: 106 R; see BMC IV p. 18.

Leaves: 118 leaves, the first presumably blank.

Line number: 30 lines ([b1v]).

Type area: Type area: 158 ×89 mm ([b1v]).

Remarks: Leaf [a2r], col. 1: (table) ‘PLATINE ď | honeſta uoluptate | & ualitudine lib. ca | pitula'. [a6r], col. 1. ‘Regiſt. huius libri || Primus | . . .'; [a6v], col. 2, l. 6: ‘aſſus'; [b1r]: ‘PLATINE DE HONESTA VOLV | PTATE ET VALITVDINE AD | AMPLISSIMVM AC DOCTISSI | MVM. D. B. ROVERELLAM. S. | CLEMENTIS PRESBITERVM | CARDINALEM LIB. INCIP. [E]RRABVNT et quideƺ uehemē | ter ampliſſime pr̄. B. Rouerella . . .'; [p8r], l. 19: ‘ . . . & bone ualitudini coniunctaƺ di | cimus cum dedecore declinabimus. | PLATINE DE OBSO | NIIS. LIB. FINI.’


ISTC: ip00761000

Hain: HC Addenda R 13049 (counting 106 folios and omitting the first (preliminary) gathering);

Goff: Goff P‑761;

Proctor: Pr 3380;

Others: CIBN P‑437; Milham, ‘Latin Editions of Platina's De honesta voluptate’, 57 no. 1; Rhodes 1424; Sheppard 2695.

LCN: 14027742


Copy number: P-339(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [a1].

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) parchment, the spine gold-tooled.

Size: 213 × 143 × 30 mm.

Size of leaf: 207 × 136 mm.

Early marginal annotations, consisting mainly of early running and marginal headings in both red and black ink, but also including ‘nota' marks and occasional comments on the text, and underlining in the text. Bibliographical notes by Douce on the recto of the front endleaf.

Two- to five-line initials are supplied in black ink. An engraved portrait of Platina has been pasted (presumably by Douce) inside the upper cover.

Provenance: Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 108.

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