Paradoxa in Juvenali.
Analysis of Content
[a2r] Sabinus, Angelus: Paradoxa in Juvenali. [First preface addressed to] Nicolaus Perottus. Incipit: ‘[N]on indignum esse arbitror reuerende domine ad te ipsum scripta nostra dirigere . . .’ See G. Mercati, ‘Le notizie del Sabellico e di Matteo Herben circa Angelo Sabino ed il poema De excidio civitatis Leodiensis’, in Ultimi contributi alla storia degli umanisti, II, Studi e Testi, 91 (Vatican City, 1939), 17-23, at 23. The author states that he has written this work for a Franciscan called Praxiteles, a pupil of Guarinus Veronensis and Carolus [Marsupinus] Aretinus.
[a2v] Sabinus, Angelus: Paradoxa in Juvenali. [Second preface addressed to] Nicolaus Perottus. Incipit: ‘[S]cripseram olim tibi R[euerende]. D[omine]. notum est paradoxa in Iuuenale(!) . . .’
[a3r] Sabinus, Angelus: Paradoxa in Juvenali. Incipit: ‘[S]emper ego. Non possum non mirari pater optime istius Cornuti quem ais . . .’
[o6v] ‘Tabula foliorum'.
[o7r] Sabinus, Angelus: Paradoxa in Juvenali. [Epilogue addressed to] Nicolaus Perottus. Incipit: ‘[S]tatueram R[euerende]. D[omine]. nec amplius aliquid de amico scribere . . .’ The author mentions that Johannes Alovisius Tuscanus, ‘legibus iurique pontifitio deditus et in aduocatorum sic enim hodie dicunt ordine non minori contencione quam laude adscitus', had the book printed.
Imprint: Rome: Georgius Sachsel and Bartholomaeus Golsch, for Johannes Alovisius Tuscanus, 9 Aug. 1474. Folio.
Collation: [a10 b8 c–e10 f8 g h10 i8 k10 l m8 n10 o8].
Hain: H *14063;
Goff: Goff S‑13;
BMC: BMC IV 55;
Proctor: Pr 3481;
Others: BSB‑Ink S‑7; CIBN S‑8; Hillard 1781; Sheppard 2789.
Copy number: S-003(1)
Wanting the blank leaves [a1] and [o8].
Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled mottled calf, with sprinkled red- and blue-edged leaves. Marbled pastedowns.
Size: 340 × 240 × 35 mm.
Size of leaf: 331 × 222 mm.
Some marginal notes, mainly extracting key words in Latin and Greek, but also providing corrections to the text and pointing hands, in fifteenth-century and sixteenth-century hands.
On [a3r] a seven-line Italian (Roman) initial ‘S' is supplied in shades of blue within a square gold ground edged in black; the area defined by the letter is decorated with red, pink, and green foliate decoration. On the same leaf a border in the shape of a pole is supplied in gold and runs down the inner margin, with floral and foliate decoration in purple, blue, and green, and gold dots at each end; see Pächt and Alexander II, 107 no. pr. 30. Elsewhere initials are supplied in red or blue.
Provenance: Della Rovere family(?) (fifteenth century); in the lower margin of [a2r] a wreath with the arms of a bishop: azure, between two barrulets or, three crosses bottonnée argent, over all an oak with two acorned branches vert, crossed saltirewise. Como, Lombardy, Jesuits; early inscription in light brown ink on [a2r] with, below, a circular stamp of the sacred monogram: ‘Collegi Societatis Jesu Comensis'. Purchased for £6. 6. 0; see Books Purchased (1834), 26.
SHELFMARK: Auct. O inf. 2.12.
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