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Vergerius, Petrus Paulus

De ingenuis moribus ac liberalibus studiis, et al.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Vergerius, Petrus Paulus: De ingenuis moribus ac liberalibus studiis [addressed to] Ubertinus Carrariensis. C. Miani, ‘Petri Pauli Vergerii ad Ubertinum de Carraria de ingenuis moribus et liberalibus adolescentiae studiis liber (Codicum conspectum recognouit breuique adnotatione critica instruxit Carlo Miani)', in Atti e memorie della Società istriana di archeologia e storia patria 72-3, ns 20-1 (1972-3), 183-251. See John McManamon, Pierpaolo Vergerio: the Humanist as orator, Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 163 (Tempe, Arizona, 1996), 89-108; John M. McManamon, Pierpaolo Vergerio the Elder and Saint Jerome: An Edition and Translation of ‘Sermones pro Sancto Hieronymo’, Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 177 (Tempe, Arizona, 1999), 22, 96-101 for its collocation with the treatises of Basilius, Xenophon, and Pseudo-Plutarchus, with further bibliography given in n. 13; and 271-9, at 279 no. 8, for a list of manuscripts and early printed editions. D. Robey, ‘Humanism and Education in the Early Quattrocento: The De ingenuis moribus of P. P. Vergerio', Bibliothèque d'humanisme et Renaissance, 42 (1980), 27-58, at 56 for the manuscripts; Paul F. Grendler, Schooling in Renaissance Italy: Literacy and Learning 1300-1600 (Baltimore and London, 1989), 117-18; Bertalot II/1: 7700; L. Bertalot, Studien zum Italienischen und Deutschen Humanismus, ed. P. O. Kristeller, 2 vols (Rome, 1975), II 417.

[e1r] [Brunus] Aretinus, Leonardus: Epistola [addressed to] Coluccius [Salutatus]. See B‑130; Bertalot II/1: 5718.

[e2r] Basilius Magnus: De legendis antiquorum libris [Homil. 22; also known as De liberalibus studiis et ingenuis moribus]. ‘Traductio'. Translated from the Greek by Leonardus Brunus Aretinus, as stated in his letter. See B‑130.

[f5r] [Brunus] Aretinus, Leonardus: [Preface to translation of Hiero, addressed to] Nicolaus [Niccoli]. ‘Traductio De Tirannide'. Incipit: ‘[X]enophontis philosophi quendam libellum quem ego . . .’ expl: ausi sumus attingere See D. Marsh, ‘Xenophon', in CTC VII 149-58, at 149.

[f6v] Xenophon: [Hiero sive tyrannus.] ‘Traductio dialogi'. Translated from the Greek by Leonardus Brunus Aretinus, as stated in the heading on [f5r]. Incipit: ‘[C]um ad Hieronem tirannum Simonides poeta aliquando uenisset . . .’ expl: tibi inuidebit On Bruni's translation of Hiero see McManamon, Pierpaolo Vergerio, 99 at n. 19; Luzi Schucan, Das Nachleben von Basilius Magnus «ad adolescentes». Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte des christlichen Humanismus, Travaux d'humanisme et renaissance, 133 (Geneva, 1973), 78-85, at 78-9. See CTC VII 149-55 for the manuscripts, and at 155 for the early printed editions.

[g11r] [Verse colophon.] Incipit: ‘Ingenuos mores formis hic pressit Adamque | et studia ingenuis concelebranda uiris'; 2 elegiac distichs.


Imprint: [Venice]: Adam de Ambergau, [c.1471]. 4°.


Collation: [a b10 c12 d1 e f10 g12].

Remarks: Collation from C.

Types: Type: 113 R. Capital spaces.

Leaves: 65 leaves.

Line number: 25 lines ([e3r]).

Type area: Type area: 139 ×89 mm ([e3r]).

Remarks: Leaf [e1r]: ‘E MAGNO BASILIO: LEONA | RDI ARETINI TRADVCTIO: | AD COLUCIUM | EPISTOLA | [ ]Go tibi hūc librum Coluci ex media (ut | aiunt) græcia delegi: ubi eiuſcemodi rer | um . . .'; [g11r]: ‘Ingenuos mores formis hic preſſit adāq ƺ | Et ſtudia ingenuis concelebranda uiris. | Baſilius magnus: xenophō hierōq ƺ tyrānus | Hic fantur: mira quilibet arte loquēs:.’


ISTC: iv00128000

Hain: H 15986 (var.); C 5983;

Goff: Goff V‑128;

Proctor: Pr 4147 (II, III);

Others: Sheppard 3317. Microfiche: Unit 8: Printing in Italy before 1472: Part II: PI 95.

LCN: 13931746


Copy number: V-063(1)

Gatherings [e–g] only, containing Basil and Xenophon. Wanting the blank leaf [g12].

Binding: Nineteenth-century brown paper boards. Gilt title on black leather label on the spine. ‘FS' printed on blue label on spine. External paper reinforcement guards from an incunable.

Size: 208 × 151 × 12 mm.

Size of leaf: 202 × 144 mm.

A fifteenth-century hand supplies manuscript signatures a–c. ‘D/90' in pencil on [e1r]. ‘2/1' in pencil on rear pastedown.

Provenance: Gatherings containing Vergerius removed not long after production; see manuscript signatures. Date of acquisition unknown; other books with neighbouring shelfmarks were acquired during the 1840s.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 6.63.

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