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Poggius Florentinus



Analysis of Content

[*2r] [Alphabetical list of fables.]

[a1r] Poggius Florentinus: Facetiae. Poggio Bracciolini, Facezie, ed. S. Pittaluga (Milan, 1995), 2-296 nos 1-273; see also L. Sozzi, ‘Le “Facezie” di Poggio nel Quattrocento francese', in Miscellanea di studi e ricerche sul Quattrocento francese, ed. F. Simone (Turin, 1966), 409-516, at 436 no. 3, and L. Hellinga, ‘The Dissemination of a Text in Print: Early Editions of Poggio Bracciolini's Facetiae’, in Trasmissione dei testi a stampa nel periodo moderno. II. Il seminario internazionale Roma-Viterbo 27-29 giugno 1985, ed. G. Crapulli, Lessico intellettuale europeo, 44 (Rome, 1987), 85-106, at 97 ‘Venice’.


Imprint: [Venice: Christophorus Valdarfer, c.1470]. 4°.


Collation: [*6 a10 b–h8 i10].


ISTC: ip00854300

Hain: HC 13174;

BMC: BMC V 184;

Proctor: Pr 4141;

Others: Sheppard 3306. Microfiche: Unit 8: Printing in Italy before 1472: Part II.

LCN: 14015453


Copy number: P-409(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [*1]. Sheets [h2-4] and [i3-5] have been transposed in binding.

Binding: Early nineteenth-century(?) blind-tooled light brown morocco over wooden boards, with the author's name, title, and date gold-tooled along the spine.

Size: 286 × 200 × 25 mm.

Size of leaf: 280 × 191 mm.

On front endleaf and on a piece of paper pasted onto the front endleaf, two bibliographical notes, in Italian, in two early eighteenth-century hands. Modern manuscript foliation in arabic numerals in the upper right-hand corner of the rectos. Some early manuscript signatures.

Provenance: Purchased by Heber for £7. 7. 0, according to the price annotated in red ink in Heber's sale catalogue, and in pencil on the recto of the front endleaf. Richard Heber (1773-1833); see Catalogue, 6 (1835), lot 3060. Purchased for £6. 18. 0, according to Books Purchased (1835), 23.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 3.37.

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