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Bod-Inc: P-430


Historiae (trans. Nicolaus Perottus).


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v Perottus, Nicolaus: ‘Prooemium' [addressed to] Nicolaus V, Pont. Max. Incipit: ‘[A]bsolui tandem aliquando delegatum mihi abs te munus . . .’

a3r Polybius: Historiae. Translated from the Greek by Nicolaus Perottus. Incipit: ‘[S]i ab iis qui res gestas ante nos scripserunt laudem historiae praetermissam esse contingeret . . .’ Explicit: ab initio statuimus conuertemus See P‑429.

s5v [Colophon.]

s5v Janus Pannonius: ‘Ad diuam Faeroniam Naiadum Italicarum principem carmen'. Incipit: ‘[S]acri fontis aue mater Faeronia quoius | Foelix paeonias Narnia potat aquas'; 25 elegiac distichs. Dated 5 June 1458. Ivan Česmički, Ianus Pannonius piesme i epigrami, “Hrvatski Latinisti” Knjiga, 2 (Zagreb, 1951), 2-6.


Imprint: Venice: Bernardinus Venetus, de Vitalibus, 1498. Folio.


Collation: a–o6 p–r4 s6.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: ip00908000

Hain: HC *13248;

Goff: Goff P‑908;

BMC: BMC V 548;

Proctor: Pr 5528;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑673; Sack, Freiburg, 2942; Sheppard 4591.

LCN: 14086474


Copy number: P-430(1)

Binding: Late eighteenth/early nineteenth-century quarter gold-tooled red morocco, with calf sides; red-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns. ‘1823' in brown ink on a circular paper label at tail of the spine.

Size: 310 × 205 × 23 mm.

Size of leaf: 304 × 192 mm.

A few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, and ‘nota' marks, in two different hand, one humanist, the other modern. On the front endleaf, Heber's note on the purchase of this volume.

Provenance: Benjamin Heath (1704-1766); sale, lot 3267. Purchased by Heber for £0. 5. 6, according to the price in red ink in Heber's sale catalogue and Heath's sale catalogue. Richard Heber (1773-1833); see Catalogue, X (1836), lot 2751. Purchased for £0. 2. 0; see Books Purchased (1854), 47.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 4.28.

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