Elegantiae linguae latinae, et al.
Analysis of Content
a1v Valla, Laurentius: ‘Epistola' [addressed to] Johannes Tortellius. Incipit: ‘Libros de linguae latinae elengantia . . .’ Reprinted from Jenson's edition (Venice, 1471) (BMC).
a3r Valla, Laurentius: Elegantiae linguae latinae. [Preface to book I.] See V‑026.
a4v Valla, Laurentius: Elegantiae linguae latinae. See V‑026; Ijsewijn–Tournoy 36 [group B].
y1v Valla, Laurentius: De reciprocatione ‘sui' et ‘suus' [dedicated to] Johannes Tortellius. ‘De ego mei tui sui'. ed. Sandström 4-74; this edition not examined.
z1r [Alphabetical list of contents.]
Imprint: Brescia: Statius Gallicus, 23 Mar. 1475. Folio.
Collation: a–u8 x y10 z8.
Hain: HC 15803;
Goff: Goff V‑53;
BMC: BMC VII 964;
Proctor: Pr 6947;
Others: Oates 2616; Sheppard 5734.
Copy number: V-028(1)
Wanting a1-2 and c2.7.
Binding: Eighteenth-century English calf; on both covers a single gold fillet forms a frame; single gold fillet on edges of boards; Greek-key tool on turn-ins; gilt-edged leaves; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; marbled pastedowns; pink silk bookmark; probably bound for the Bodleian Library shortly after acquisition; for a similar binding see A‑522 (Auct. 7Q 2.23).
Size: 317 × 222 × 35 mm.
Size of leaf: 306 × 201 mm.
Paragraphs have been numbered mostly in arabic numerals in an early hand in brown ink.
Provenance: ‘Suor Monica' ‘Suor Carubina' in early hands in light brown ink, on a6r. Maffeo Pinelli (1735-1785); Morelli (1787), III no. 7456; sale (1789), lot 12361, the annotated sale catalogue gives no name of purchaser, but the same price as Books Purchased (1789). Purchased for £3. 0. 0; see Books Purchased (1789), 6.
Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. P 2.4.
SHELFMARK: Auct. O 4.4.
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