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Bod-Inc: V-032

Valla, Laurentius

Elegantiae linguae latinae, et al.


Analysis of Content

[*1v] [Alphabetical list of contents.]

a1v Valla, Laurentius: ‘Epistola' [addressed to] Johannes Tortellius. Incipit: ‘Libros de linguae latinae elengantia . . .’ See V‑026.

a3r Valla, Laurentius: Elegantiae linguae latinae. [Preface to book I.] See V‑026.

a5r Valla, Laurentius: Elegantiae linguae latinae. See V‑026; Ijsewijn–Tournoy 36 [group B].

&5r Valla, Laurentius: De reciprocatione ‘sui' et ‘suus' [dedicated to] Johannes Tortellius. ed. Sandström 4-74, 77: this edition belongs to the Venice tradition.

[rum8r] [Colophon.]

[rum8r] Calphurnius [Brixiensis, Johannes: Verse addressed to] Antonius Pasqualinus de Sancto Germano Campaniae. Incipit: ‘Restituit quondam patriae uexilla Camillus | Et raptas gallis solus ademit opes'; 5 elegiac distichs.


Imprint: Venice: [Printer of 1480 Valla], 1480. Folio.


Collation: [*] a8 b6 c–g8 h6 i8 k6 l m8 n–q6 r8 s6 t8 u6 x–z & [rum]8.


ISTC: iv00058000

Hain: HC *15809;

Goff: Goff V‑58;

BMC: BMC V 298;

Proctor: Pr 5679;

Others: BSB‑Ink V‑31; CIBN V‑43; Sack, Freiburg, 3621; Sheppard 3729.

LCN: 14801943


Copy number: V-032(1)

Wanting gathering [*], also sheet [rum]4.5 and the blank leaf [rum]7.

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century Italian quarter red morocco over marbled pasteboards; bound for Boutourlin. ‘[ ]31 H' across the upper edge in brown ink. Marbled pastedowns. Impression of brown and red ink from manuscript strips, from the original binding, is noticeable on a1r.

Size: 310 × 220 × 33 mm.

Size of leaf: 302 × 205 mm.

On a5r-v two marginal notes, extracting key words on grammar and a quotation from Aristotle, in a contemporary hand in brown ink.

Provenance: Fiesole, Observant Franciscans (sixteenth century); inscription in brown ink on a1r: ‘Del Conuento di San Francesco di Fiesole. P. 10'. Dimitrij Petrovich, Count Boutourlin (1763-1829); armorial book-plate and shelfmark no. 275, see Catalogue (1831); not identified in Boutourlin sale catalogues; purchased for £0. 15. 0; see Books Purchased (1842), 43.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 2.17.

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