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Bod-Inc: P-437

Pontanus, Johannes Jovianus

De fortitudine, et al.


Analysis of Content

a1v [Pontanus, Johannes Jovianus: Epigram addressed to the purchaser.] Incipit: ‘Emptor si quid habet uiti hic libellus | Pontani modo promptus e Minerua'; 8 Phalaecian hendecasyllables. L. Monti Sabia, ‘Un ritrovato epigramma del Pontano e l’editio princeps del De Fortitudine-De Principe’, Annali della Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia dell'università di Napoli, 10 (1962-63), 235-46, at 235.

a1v [Pontanus, Johannes Jovianus: Errata.]

a2r Pontanus, Johannes Jovianus: De fortitudine [dedicated to] Alphonsus II d'Aragona, Count of Calabria. Incipit: ‘[V]ictori tibi dux Alfonse ac libertatis patriae propugnatori . . .’

k6v [Colophon.]

l1r Pontanus, Johannes Jovianus: De principe [dedicated to] Alphonsus II d'Aragona, Count of Calabria. Prosatori latini del Quattrocento, 1023-63. See G. M. Cappelli, Per l'edizione critica del “De Principe” di Giovanni Pontano, Istituto nazionale di studi sul Rinascimento meridionale. Studi, 7 (Naples, 1993), 10.


Imprint: Naples: Mathias Moravus, 15 Sept. 1490. 4°.


Collation: a–l8 m12.


ISTC: ip00918000

Hain: HC (+ Addenda) *13256;

Goff: Goff P‑918;

BMC: BMC VI 865;

Proctor: Pr 6708;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑691; CIBN P‑566; Fava–Bresciano 144; Sheppard 5441-2.

LCN: 14087874


Copy number: P-437(1)

Bound with P‑436; see there for details of binding, decoration, and provenance.

Size of leaf: 196 × 143 mm.

Wanting the blank leaves k7-8 and m12. Gatherings l and m are bound at the end of the volume.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 5.31(1).

Copy number: P-437(2)

Wanting the blank leaves k8 and m12.

Binding: Eighteenth-century parchment over pasteboards, the spine gold-tooled. ‘107' in brown ink at head of the spine.

Size: 225 × 170 × 22 mm.

Size of leaf: 217 × 160 mm.

Some marginal notes, mainly extracting names of classical authors quoted in the text and providing corrections, in an early sixteenth-century hand, probably Pacioli's.

Provenance: Giacomo Pacioli (early sixteenth-century); his name erased on a2r and on m11v. Robert Finch (1783-1830). Bequeathed to the University by R. Finch; see Finch catalogue 233. Taylor Institution, University of Oxford; book-plate with shelfmark in blue ink: ‘V 167'. Transferred to the Bodleian from the Taylor Institution in 1921.

SHELFMARK: Inc. e. I12.1490.1.

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