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Bod-Inc: P-340

Platina, Bartholomaeus

De honesta voluptate et valetudine.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Platina, Bartholomaeus: De honesta voluptate et valetudine. [Addressed to] Bartholomaeus Roverella, Cardinal priest of S. Clemens. ‘Platyne De honesta voluptate et valetudine, ad amplissimum ac doctissimum D.B. Roverellam S. Clementis presbyterum cardinalem.’ Incipit: ‘[E]rrabunt et quidem vehementer, amplissime pater B. Roverella, qui hanc nostram susceptionem ...’ [m1v] Explicit: ‘... sanam mentem et bonam spem amittentes ab integra voluptate, quam et bone valitudini coniunctam dicimus, cum dedecore declinabimus.’

[m1v] Colophon: ‘Viri doctissimi Platyne opusculum De obsoniis ac De honesta voluptate et valitudine, impressum in civitate Austrie, impensis et expensis Gerardi de Flandria, Venetiarum duce inclito Iohanne Mocenigo, nono kalendas Novembris, M°.cccc°.lxxx°. | Laus omnipotenti Dei.’

[m2r] [Table of contents] ‘Platyne De honesta voluptate et valetudine libri primi capitula.’ Incipit: ‘Deligendus locus ad habitandum. 2. ...’ [m5r] Explicit: ‘... Capitulorum libri Platine De obsoniis et honesta voluptate et valitudine finis.’


Imprint: Cividale: Gerardus de Lisa, de Flandria, 24 Oct. 1480. 4°.

Secundo folio: tot popinarios in urbe, ganeones, tot gnatones


Collation: [a-l8 m6].

Remarks: Spaces left blank for initials, with printed guide letters.


ISTC: ip00763000

Hain: HC Addenda, *13052;

Goff: Goff P‑763;

BMC: BMC VII 1094;

Proctor: Pr 7266;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑561; CIBN P‑439; Milham, ‘Latin Editions of Platina's De honesta voluptate’, 58 no. 3; Oates 2707; Sheppard 6029.

LCN: 14027628


Copy number: P-340(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [126].

Binding: Seventeenth-century(?) parchment.

Size: 185 × 130 × 22 mm.

Size of leaf: 183 × 125 mm.

Early marginal notes in Latin and French, including comments on the text, extraction of key words, ‘nota' marks, and pointing hands, also underlining in the text. Heavily cancelled note on [125v].

On [11r] is a French(?) three-quarter border enclosed within a single red rule, the upper and lower sections consisting of floral and foliate decoration in red, blue, green, gold, pink, and black, and the inner section consisting of a plant-stem in green, incorporating a four-line initial ‘E' painted in blue on a maroon ground decorated in gold. In the lower margin, on a green mound, is a coat of arms (see below). Two- and three-line initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue; capitals are touched with yellow wash.

Provenance: On [11r] is an unidentified coat of arms: argent(?), three eagles displayed gules, armed azure. Date of acquisition unknown. This item was stolen from the Bodleian by Bruno Pagano (b. c.1942), using the name ‘C. B. Poli' on 12 June 1978, and was recovered on 14 Sept. The crested book-plate of R. M. Beverley does not belong here, but has been pasted in. Now restamped. An unsigned note (by C. Hurst) about the theft, together with the shelfmark, have been added in pencil on the recto of the front endleaf.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 5.22.

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