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Bod-Inc: T-228

Tortus, Caesar

Sonetti ed altre poesie [Italian].


Analysis of Content

a1r Tortus Esculanus, Caesar: [Letter addressed to] Andreas Matthaeus [Aquaviva], Marquess of Bitonto. Incipit: ‘[C]ostume e antiquo et da natura dato . . .’

a2v Tortus Esculanus, Caesar: [Letter addressed to] a female friend. Incipit: ‘[I]n principio di mia dolente lettera . . .’

a4r Tortus Esculanus, Caesar: Triumphus amoris. Incipit: ‘[M]ortifero pensiero aflicto core | Igniferi sospiri lachryme amare'. It includes verses by Nicolaus Gaeranus, Augustinus Urbinas, Nicolaus Salibeni Senensis, Bernardus Illicinus (i.e. Bernardo da Siena), Simon Sardini Senensis alias dicto Sauiozo, Antonius Thybaldeus Ferrariensis (i.e. Antonio Tebaldeo).


Imprint: [Florence: Bartolommeo di Libri] for Piero Pacini, 1497-1500]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated by Sheppard.


Collation: a–d8 e10.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials and borders.


ISTC: it00358000

Goff: Goff T‑358;

Proctor: Pr 6273;

Others: Kristeller 417; Sander 7306; Sheppard 5169.

LCN: 14716888


Copy number: T-228(1)

Leaf a1r, l. 2: ‘ . . . Illu- | triſſimo', not as Sander.

Binding: Nineteenth-century English gold-tooled red morocco; bound by J. Clarke. Gilt-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 210 × 138 × 12 mm.

Size of leaf: 205 × 131 mm.

Provenance: ‘262' in brown ink on a circular paper label in the lower left-hand corner of the upper cover. Date of acquisition unknown; books with neighbouring shelfmarks in Auct. 2Q 6 before this one were mainly acquired during the 1830s and 1840s, those with the following shelfmarks (Auct. 2Q 6.80-7) mainly in the late 1850s to 1861.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 6.79.

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