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Bod-Inc: S-327


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.

a4v [Guarinus Veronensis: Dedicatory preface.] See S‑326.

a5r [Guarinus Veronensis: Dedicatory preface addressed to] Jacobus Antonius Marcellus. ‘Eiusdem Guarini prohemium alterum ad Iacobum Antonium Marcellum Venetum'. See S‑326.

a7r 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 . . .’ Gregorius' translation starts on &8v, with the incipit of book XI: ‘[E]urope continua est Asia ad Tanaim flumen . . .’

Q5r Parthenius Benacensis, Bartholomaeus: [Letter addressed to] Franciscus Tronus. Incipit: ‘Apollonius Tyaneus Pythagoricus cuius uitam philosopho conuenientem . . .’ See Diller, Textual Tradition, 134.

Q5v [Table.]


Imprint: [Treviso]: Johannes Rubeus Vercellensis, 26 Aug. 1480. Folio.

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


Collation: a10 b–z & A–P8 Q6.


ISTC: is00796000

Hain: HC *15089;

Goff: Goff S‑796;

BMC: BMC VI 896;

Proctor: Pr 6493;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑597; CIBN S‑473; Oates 2464; Rhodes 1644; Rhodes, Treviso, no. 84; Sack, Freiburg, 3296; Sheppard 5535-6.

LCN: 14008600


Copy number: S-327(1)

Gathering m is bound after n.

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 312 × 210 × 54 mm.

Size of leaf: 306 × 193 mm.

The title is supplied in a sixteenth-century hand in black ink on a1r. A heading for de Bussis' letter is supplied in a contemporary North European hand on a2r. Running headings are supplied in brown ink in a sixteenth-century hand at the head of each recto. Ownership inscription on a2r obscured.

Two- to six-line initials are supplied in red, some with reserved white decoration.

Provenance: Purchased for £1. 0. 0; see Books Purchased (1822), 1.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 5.27.

Copy number: S-327(2)

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Binding: Contemporary English, ‘Antwerp Binder' (Cambridge?), blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, two English clasps and metal label (on the lower cover) lost; rebacked in the early nineteenth century. On both covers triple fillets form a triple frame; within the outer frame a circular stamp bearing the arms of Antwerp surrounded by four small flower-petal stamps; within the next frame alternate square stamps and square stamps sideways on a wingless dragon eating a snake (flower according to Oldham) or a fleur-de-lis. The inner rectangle is divided by triple fillets into lozenge-shaped compartments, each containing a lozenge-shaped stamp bearing a double-headed eagle with a crown, or a circular stamp bearing the arms of Antwerp; and triangular compartments containing a small flower-petal stamp. For the printer and stamps see Oldham, English Blind-stamped Bindings, 19-20, and pl. xiv, nos 99, 104, 106, 107, 109, which Oldham assigns to ‘the Antwerp Printer'. The title in manuscript (c.1500) along the fore-edge.

Size: 308 × 213 × 75 mm.

Size of leaf: 297 × 194 mm.

A few marginal notes in Webbe's hand, extracting key words and phrases, and supplying brackets.

Provenance: Roger Webbe (b. c.1559); inscription ‘Roger' Webb' on a2r. University College, Oxford; book-plate on the front pastedown, with the shelfmarks ‘W.21.11' and ‘N.200.44' both erased, and ‘FF.30.15'; remains of a paper shelfmark label (‘N.200 | 44') at the head of the spine; ‘List of Rare Books', p. 1. Deposited in 1941 by the Master and Fellows of University College, Oxford.

SHELFMARK: Univ. Coll. c.24.

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