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Bod-Inc: P-424

Politianus, Angelus

Miscellaneorum centuria prima.


Analysis of Content

a1r Politianus, Angelus: Miscellaneorum centuria prima. ‘Praefatio' [addressed to] Laurentius de' Medici. Incipit: ‘[C]um tibi superioribus diebus Laurenti Medices nostra hec Miscellanea . . .’ Maïer I 213-17.

a5v [List of contents.] Maïer I 218-23.

b4v Politianus, Angelus: Miscellaneorum centuria prima. Incipit: ‘[A]rgyropylus ille Byzantius . . .’ Maïer I 224-311.

[*1v] Emendationes. Incipit: ‘In prefatione. Quanquam Clementis quidem Romani . . .’ Explicit: habere nihil See K. Rosen, ‘Two Copies of the First Edition of Politian's Miscellaneorum Centuria Prima’, in Ecumenismo della cultura. Atti dei XII, XIII, XIV Convegni internazionali del Centro di studi umanistici, Montepulciano - Palazzo Tarugi, 1975, 1976, 1977. I: Teoria e prassi della poetica dell'umanesimo. Onoranze a Giovanni Boccaccio. II: La parola e la musica nel divenire dell'umanesimo. III: L'umanesimo e l'ecumenismo della cultura, ed. G. Tarugi, 3 vols (Florence, 1981), I 93-100.


Imprint: Florence: Antonio di Bartolommeo Miscomini, 19 Sept. 1489. Folio.

Remarks: The concluding sheet of Emendationes described by H was perhaps printed as an afterthought (BMC).


Collation: a b8 c–o6 p4 [*2 = Emendationes].


ISTC: ip00890000

Hain: HC (+ Addenda) *13221;

Goff: Goff P‑890;

BMC: BMC VI 638;

Proctor: Pr 6149;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑662; CIBN P‑542; Sheppard 5108-10.

LCN: 14086374, 14086462


Copy number: P-424(1)

Bound with C‑108; see there for details of binding, manuscript notes, and provenance.

Size of leaf: 276 × 206 mm.

The Emendationes are bound before gathering a.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P 4.37(1).

Copy number: P-424(2)

For this copy see Printing Greek, no. 14.

Without the two leaves containing Emendationes.

Binding: Nineteenth-century mottled half calf over marbled paper boards, with the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; azure-edged leaves previously coloured yellow; red silk bookmark.

Size: 292 × 215 × 24 mm.

Size of leaf: 283 × 204 mm.

Copious marginal notes, in brown and red ink, in Latin or Greek, extracting key words, authors's names, and small passages, in Nettucci's and other humanists' hands. Early manuscript foliation: 1-94 in red ink.

Paragraph marks are supplied in red.

Provenance: Agostino Nettucci (fifteenth/sixteenth century); inscription on a1r: ‘Hic liber Augustini Nettuccij est et amicorum'. George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834); sale (1821), lot 244; purchased for £4. 16. 6; see Books Purchased (1821), 11 and the annotated sale catalogue.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 3.34.

Copy number: P-424(3)

Without the two leaves containing Emendationes.

Binding: Seventeenth/eighteenth-century(?) parchment, with old shelfmark ‘O IV' and manuscript title across the head of the spine.

Size: 230 × 180 × 20 mm.

Size of leaf: 225 × 169 mm.

The invoice from Murrays, Leicester, is pasted onto the front endleaf. Some marginal and interlinear notes, mainly providing corrections to the text, in Latin or Greek, and adding accents and breathing to the Greek text. Manuscript foliation: 1-92, in the same hand.

Provenance: Siena, un identified monastery dedicated to S. Maria; erased inscription on a1r in a seventeenth-century hand: ‘Pertinet ad Conuentum S. Marie [ ]ensis Senensis(?)'. Circular stamp, largely unread: ‘ . . . M. D. I. P . . . R. B . . .' Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); purchased by Bywater in 1908 from Murray, Catalogue 49, no. 109, for £4. 4. 0; Elenchus, no. 2645. Bequeathed in 1914.

SHELFMARK: Byw. H 4.12.

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