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Bod-Inc: P-410

Poggius Florentinus



Analysis of Content

[a1v] [Alphabetical list of fables.]

[a8r] Poggius Florentinus: Facetiae. Poggio Bracciolini, Facezie, ed. Pittaluga, 2-296 nos 1-51, 54-5, 52-3, 56-196, 198-251, 197, 252-73; see also Sozzi 436 no. 2 and Hellinga 97 ‘Rome B’ which follows ‘Rome A’ (= H 13179; which follows Venice).


Imprint: [Rome: Georgius Lauer, c.1470]. 4°.


Collation: [a–k10].


ISTC: ip00855000

Hain: R 1919 = C 4785;

Goff: Goff P‑855;

Proctor: Pr 3404;

Others: Sheppard 2725.

LCN: 14015491


Copy number: P-410(1)

Leaf [a8r]: ‘Poggii . . .', not as R.

Binding: Nineteenth-century gold-tooled green morocco, with gilt-edged leaves and marbled pastedowns.

Size: 195 × 143 × 17 mm.

Size of leaf: 190 × 132 mm.

On [a1r] the following bibliographical notes in a late seventeenth/early eighteenth-century Italian hand: ‘Poggii Florentini secretarii Apostolici facetiarum liber. Vide Biblioteca volante di Giovanni Cinelli Calvoli [Parma, 1692] scanzia settima faccia 109, 150. Fuit etiam magister Petri Medicis filii Cosmi Patris Patrie, vide Les anedoctes de Florence, ou l'Istoire secrete de la Maison de Medicis [The Hague, 1685], pag. 35. Vedi il tomo 13 del Giornale de' Letterati d'Italia [Venice, 1710-40, 40 vols] f. 469 dove troverai quante volte è stato ristampato quest'oscenissimo libro.' Manuscript pagination, probably in the same hand: 1-185. Some marginal notes, mainly providing corrections to the text and deleting words such as ‘abbatissa impregnata, reliquiis, culo, confessore, confitente, crucis', also pointing hands and initials are supplied in a sixteenth-century hand.

Provenance: Cesare Arrivabene (fl. 1559); inscription on [a1r]: ‘Venezia Cesare Arriuabene 1559'. Purchased by Heber for £4. 4. 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 2821. Purchased for £3. 0. 0 according to Books Purchased (1835), 23.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 5.57.

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