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Valla, Laurentius

Elegantiae linguae latinae, et al.


Analysis of Content

A1v [Alphabetical list of contents.]

a1r Valla, Laurentius: ‘Epistola' [addressed to] Johannes Tortellius. Incipit: ‘Libros de linguae latinae elegantia . . .’ See V‑026.

a2r Valla, Laurentius: Elegantiae linguae latinae. [Preface to book I.] See V‑026.

a2v Valla, Laurentius: Elegantiae linguae latinae. See V‑026; Ijsewijn–Tournoy 31 [group B].

m6v Valla, Laurentius: De reciprocatione ‘sui' et ‘suus' [dedicated to] Johannes Tortellius. ed. Sandström 4-74, 77: this edition belongs to the Venice tradition.

n6r 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.

n6r [Colophon.]


Imprint: Venice: Bartholomaeus de Zanis, 2 May 1488. Folio.


Collation: A6 a–c8 d e6 f–l8 m n6.


ISTC: iv00062000

Hain: HR 15816;

Goff: Goff V‑62;

BMC: BMC V 431;

Proctor: Pr 5155;

Others: CIBN V‑44; Sheppard 4161.

LCN: 14801844


Copy number: V-033(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century parchment over pasteboards, the spine gold-tooled and with a rectangular dark green (or black?) leather label at the head of the spine; yellow-edged leaves; green silk bookmark.

Size: 314 × 213 × 25 mm.

Size of leaf: 307 × 204 mm.

Provenance: Joseph Smith (1682-1770); armorial book-plate. Purchased for £1. 0. 0; see Books Purchased (1841), 39.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 2.14.

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