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Bod-Inc: S-326


Geographia (trans. Guarinus Veronensis and Gregorius Tifernas, ed. Johannes Andreas de Bussis).


Analysis of Content

[a2r] [Bussis, Johannes Andreas de: Letter addressed to] Paulus II, Pont. Max. See S‑325.

[a3v] [Guarinus Veronensis: Dedicatory preface.] Guarinus Veronensis, Epistolario, ed. Remigio Sabbadini, 3 vols, Miscellanea di storia Veneta, Serie 3, t. 8-11-14 (Venice, 1915-19), II 627-9, no. 889. This preface was originally dedicated to Nicolaus V, Pont. Max., and dated Ferrara, 1455; see CTC II 226.

[a4r] Guarinus Veronensis: [Dedicatory preface addressed to] Jacobus Antonius Marcellus. ‘In absolutionem Strabonis inchoati prohemium alterum'. Epistolario, II 629-34, no. 890. Dated Ferrara, 1458; see CTC II 226.

[a5v] Strabo: [Geographia]. ‘Strabonis Cappadocis seu Gnossi Amasini de situ orbis liber primus'. Edited by Johannes Andreas de Bussis, with the help of Theodorus Gaza, Andronicus Callistus, Lampugninus Biragus. Books I–X are translated by Guarinus Veronensis; books XI–XVII by Gregorius Tifernas. Incipit: ‘[S]i ad Philosophum alia pertineat ulla tractatio . . .’ Explicit ‘ . . .ad eius portiones sunt ac semper fuere'. Gregorius' translation starts on [p4r], with the incipit of book XI: ‘[E]urope continua est Asia ad Tanaim flumen . . .’

[et7r] [Table.] De Bussis and Paulus II are not mentioned.

[et7r] Zovenzonius, R[aphael: Verse (seven hendecasyllabics) addressed to] Jacobus Zenus, Bishop of Padua.


Imprint: [Venice]: Vindelinus de Spira, 1472. Folio.

Remarks: BMC suggests that this edition derives from Rome: Sweynhem and Pannartz, [1469].


Collation: [a–c10 d e8 f–h10 i k8 l–n10 o p8 q–s10 t8 v6+1 x y10 z [et]8].


ISTC: is00794000

Hain: HC *15087;

Goff: Goff S‑794;

BMC: BMC V 161;

Proctor: Pr 4042;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑595; CIBN S‑471; Sheppard 3217.

LCN: 14008529


Copy number: S-326(1)

Wanting the blank leaves [a1] and [et8].

Binding: Eighteenth-century Dutch gold-tooled red morocco; see Foot, ‘Incunable Collector', no. 14. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on the underside of both covers. Sprinkled red- and blue-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns; blue silk bookmark.

Size: 406 × 290 × 63 mm.

Size of leaf: 394 × 277 mm.

Page numbers in the lower right-hand corner of each recto are supplied in a sixteenth-century hand.

Provenance: Mindelheim, Bavaria, Jesuits; inscription on [a2r]: ‘Societatis Gesu Mindelhemij 1618'. Possibly Pieter Van Damme, in whose 1764 sale catalogue lot 48 is a copy of Strabo obtained from the Mindelheim Jesuits; see Foot, Eighteenth-century Incunable Collector, 376. Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792); printed label of the sale (1789), part IV, lot 5701, removed but traces visible; in the annotated catalogue marked down to Thomas Payne for Fl. 80, the equivalent of £7. 0. 0 according to the exchange rate used by Thomas Payne in his transactions with the Bodleian at this sale. Purchased for £12. 12. 0; see Books Purchased (1790), 5.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. P 1.4.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 1.21.

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