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Sabellicus, Marcus Antonius

Decades rerum Venetarum.


Analysis of Content

[†1v] [List of contents, book by book.] ‘Epitoma'.

a1r Sabellicus, Marcus Antonius: [Letter addressed to] Marcus Barbadicus, Doge of Venice, and the Senate of Venice. Incipit: ‘[V]estri splendor imperii is est . . .’ Degli istorici delle cose veneziane, ed. A. and P. C. Zeno, 10 vols (Venice, 1718-22), I 3-5.

a2r Sabellicus, Marcus Antonius: Decades rerum Venetarum. ‘Rerum Venetarum . . . praefatio'. Incipit: ‘[S]cripturus ego ab urbe condita Venetorum gesta . . .’ Degli istorici delle cose veneziane, ed. Zeno I 6-7.

a3r Sabellicus, Marcus Antonius: Decades rerum Venetarum. ‘Rerum Venetarum . . . liber primus primae decadis'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uoniam igitur satis constat priscos Venetos . . .’ Degli istorici delle cose veneziane, ed. Zeno I 9-878; see also F. Gilbert, ‘Biondo, Sabellico, and the Beginnings of Venetian Official Historiography', in Florilegium Historiale: Essays Presented to Wallace K. Ferguson, ed. J. G. Rowe and W. H. Stockdale (Toronto, 1971), 275-93, at 280 ff. For the priviledge granted to the author see Fulin 102 no. 3.

O4r [Colophon.]

[*1r] [Errata.] ‘Recognitio ex collatione archetypi et impressionis'.


Imprint: Venice: Andreas Torresanus de Asula, 21 May 1487. Folio.


Collation: [†6] a8 b–h6 i k8 l–y6 A–H6 I–M8 N10 O4 [*2].

Remarks: Gathering [†] numbered, but not signed.


ISTC: is00005000

Hain: HC *14053;

Goff: Goff S‑5;

BMC: BMC V 308; XII 22;

Proctor: Pr 4713;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑4; CIBN S‑1; Hillard 1778; Oates 1864-5; Rhodes 1537; Sack, Freiburg, 3116; Sheppard 3782. Microfiche: Unit 5: Chronicles and Historiography: Part I, CH 76.

LCN: 14840713


Copy number: S-001(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) gold-tooled mottled calf, rebacked. Red-edged leaves.

Size: 362 × 258 × 52 mm.

Size of leaf: 358 × 238 mm.

‘6' in pencil on [†1v]. On a6v and a7r some marginal notes, extracting key words or sentences referring to the Lombards, in a sixteenth/seventeenth-century hand in brown ink. Manuscript foliation: 1-230 in the same hand.

Provenance: Bridgeman family; armorial book-plate pasted on [†1v]: azure, ten plates four three two one, on a chief argent a lion passant vert; see Howe, Book Plates, 3679(?). Purchased from Joseph Sams for £3. 3. 0; see ‘Catalogus Bibliothecae Novae', fol. 163v: ‘Purchased of Samms, Darlington 1823' on the front pastedown; Books Purchased (1823), 9.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 2.22.

Copy number: S-001(2)

Binding: Nineteenth-century gold-tooled (fillets only) half olive green morocco over marbled pasteboards, with marbled pastedowns.

Size: 435 × 295 × 50 mm.

Size of leaf: 421 × 280 mm.

Provenance: On [†1v] a partly legible erased ownership inscription in light brown ink, with reference to a catalogue and shelfmark ‘S. C[ ] | SVC | N. 37'. Albert Ehrman (1890-1969); armorial book-plate; purchased from Bernard Quaritch in 1956 for £76. 10. 0; accession no. ‘R 1469'. Presented in 1978 by John Ehrman.

SHELFMARK: Broxb. 58.10.

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