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Valla, Laurentius

Raudensianae notae, et al.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Valla, Laurentius: Raudensianae notae. ‘Invectiva in Antonium Raudensem' [addressed to] Johannes ‘Lucina' [i.e. Olzina], secretary to king Alphonsus. Incipit: ‘[I]ntellexi Ioannes cum alias non nunquam tum uero impraesentiarum accidere . . .’ Olzina's name as dedicatee only appears in the printed editions, while the work was originally dedicated to Johannes Tortellius, as it is evident from the manuscript tradition; see M. Regoliosi, ‘Due nuove lettere di Lorenzo Valla', Italia medioevale e umanistica, 25 (1982), 151-88, at 175; at 169-71 the edition of the opening.

[a5r] Valla, Laurentius: Raudensianae notae. Incipit: ‘A. ab. abs praepositiones sunt a quidem consonantibus omnibus recte praeponitur . . .’ See V‑027.

i1r Valla, Laurentius: Epistola [addressed to] Alphonsus I (V), King of Aragon, Sicily and Naples. Incipit: ‘[C]um Titum Liuium quotidie Romanorum historicorum eloquentissimum aut audias aut legas . . .’ Laurentius Valla, Opera (Basel: Henricus Petrus, 1540), 438-45.

l2v Valla, Laurentius: Confutatio in Benedictum Morandum Bononiensem. Incipit: ‘[U]trum de me peius mereantur an melius inimici et hostes mei . . .’ Laurentius Valla, Opera, 445-55.

o4r Valla, Laurentius: Confutatio altera in Benedictum Morandum Bononiensem [addressed to] Baverius [de Baveriis] medicus. Incipit: ‘[L]ecta quam uix perlegere potui . . .’ Laurentius Valla, Opera, 455-9.

q3r Valla, Laurentius: Apologus in Poggium. Incipit: ‘[A]udio Pogium alteram in me composuisse inuectiuam . . .’ See V‑037.

s5v ‘Index operis'.


Imprint: Venice: Lucas Dominici F., Venetus, 4 Oct. 1481. 4°.

Remarks: Sheppard records as a folio.


Collation: [a–c] d–h8 i–r4 s8.


ISTC: iv00069000

Hain: HC *15824;

Goff: Goff V‑69;

BMC: BMC V 280;

Proctor: Pr 4492;

Others: BSB‑Ink V‑40; Sheppard 3651. Microfiche: Unit 25: Italian Humanism: Part II, IH 178.

LCN: 14800444


Copy number: V-038(1)

Wanting the blank leaves [a1] and [s8].

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf over marbled pasteboards; marbled pastedowns. Binder's label partially removed from the verso of the front endleaf. ‘R' in black ink along the lower edge, also author's name and title along the fore-edge.

Size: 208 × 148 × 18 mm.

Size of leaf: 202 × 133 mm.

Copious marginal notes, washed, mainly extracting key words, in a humanist hand in light brown ink. On s7r, below the colophon: ‘Apud Dominicum . . .' in faded brown ink, in a humanist hand, probably slightly later.

Provenance: Purchased for £0. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1861), 60.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 6.85.

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