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Bod-Inc: P-541

Pulci, Luca

Pistole in rima al Lorenzo de' Medici [Italian].


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Pulci, Luca: Pistole in rima al Lorenzo de' Medici. [Proemio addressed to] Lorenzo de' Medici. ‘Lucretia a Lauro epistola prima'. Incipit: ‘[L]auro sopra imonti Caluanei | sola et pensosa per uederti ascesi'; terza rima. See Francesca Battera, ‘Le Pístole di Luca Pulci e la formazione culturale del giovane Lorenzo', in Lorenzo the Magnificent: Culture and Politics, ed. Michael Mallett and Nicholas Mann, Warburg Institute Colloquia, III (London, 1996), 177-90.


Imprint: [Florence: Bartolommeo di Libri, c.1495]. 4°.


Collation: a–d8 e6.

Illustrations: Woodcut.


ISTC: ip01116000

Hain: C 4989;

Goff: Goff P‑1116;

BMC: BMC VI 656;

Proctor: Pr 6260;

Others: CIBN P‑703; Kristeller 342a; Sander 6005; not in Sheppard.

LCN: 14062014


Copy number: P-541(1)

Wanting a1 and a8. Leaf a2 repaired, the renovation of the lower margin affecting the last line of the text; minor repairs to a3.

Binding: Nineteenth-century orange-brown crushed morocco with brown central lozenge inlay and gilt-edged leaves.

Size: 210 × 133 × 9 mm.

Size of leaf: 207 × 129 mm.

On a2r Italian two-quarter white vine-stem borders on a blue, red, and green ground incorporating a three-line epigraphic initial ‘L' painted in gold. Other initials are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Thomas A. Gilbert (†before 20 Oct. 1923); pencil note inside front cover: ‘Hodgson 20 Oct 38 T A Gilbert Sale'; his sale (London: Hodgson & Co., 20 Oct. 1938), lot 572 (including also H 8343 and another volume not specified). Purchased by Pottesman. Solomon Pottesman (1904-1978); purchased at his sale, lot 340 for £240 + 24 + 24, from the Roy V. Sowers Fund; see ledger (1979/80), no. 441.

SHELFMARK: Inc. e. I9.14.

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