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Bod-Inc: V-069

Vergerius, Petrus Paulus

De ingenuis moribus ac liberalibus studiis, et al.


Analysis of Content

A2r Vergerius, Petrus Paulus: De ingenuis moribus [ac liberalibus studiis, addressed to] Ubertinus Carrariensis. See V‑063.

B7r [Brunus] Aretinus, Leonardus: Epistola [addressed to] Coluccius [Salutatus]. See V‑063.

B7v Basilius Magnus: De legendis antiquorum libris [Homil. 22; also known as De liberalibus studiis et ingenuis moribus]. Translated from the Greek by Leonardus Brunus Aretinus, as stated in his letter. See V‑063.

C5r [Brunus] Aretinus, Leonardus: [Preface to translation of Hiero, addressed to] Nicolaus [Niccoli]. ‘Traductio De Tyrannide'. Incipit: ‘[X]enophontis philosophi quendam libellum quem ego . . .’ expl: ausi sumus attingere See V‑063.

C5v Xenophon: [Hiero sive tyrannus.] ‘Traductio Dialogi'. Translated from the Greek by Leonardus Brunus Aretinus, as stated in the heading on C5r. Incipit: ‘[C]um ad Hieronem tyrannum Simonides poeta aliquando uenisset . . .’ expl: tibi inuidebit See V‑063.

D3v Guarinus Veronensis: ‘In Plutarcum praefatio' [addressed to] Angelus [Corbinellus]. See V‑064.

D4r Plutarchus [pseudo-]: De liberis educandis. Translated from the Greek by Guarinus Veronensis, as stated in his letter. Incipit: ‘[Q]uid nam est quod de ingenuorum educatione liberorum dicere . . .’ Explicit: confici constat ingenio. See V‑064.

E4v Hieronymus [pseudo-]: De officiis liberorum erga parentes admonitio (ep. 11), [siue De honorandis parentibus]. See P‑387.

E5v Calphurnius Brixiensis, Johannes: [Endnote addressed to] the reader. Incipit: ‘Habes, optime lector, te enim appello . . .’ Calphurnius recommends the texts in the edition to the reader.

E5v [Colophon.]


Imprint: Paris: Guy Marchant, 21 Nov. 1494. 8°.


Collation: A–D8 E6.

Types: Types: 200 G, 76 G1, see BMC. Capital spaces.

Leaves: 38 leaves.

Line number: 39 lines (A3r).

Type area: Type area: 148 ×91 mm (A3r).

Remarks: Leaf A2r: ‘¶ Petri Pauli Vergerii | Iuſtino Politani ad Ubertinum Cararienſem De Ingenuis | moribus opus preclariſſimum. | fRanciſcus ſenior auus tuus: cuius vt extāt plurīæ | . . .'; E5v: ‘ . . . nō tam accurate [[qui] ] prudēter explicuit. | Uale. | Pariſius per Guidonē Mercatoris | M.CCCCLXXXXIIII. die. xxi. nouēbris'; [woodcut, 69 ×52 mm, showing God the Father, enthroned below a canopy with mantling, holding a ‘T'-shaped cross on which is the crucified Christ, with a dove (representing the Holy Ghost) sitting on the Cross, on the left].


ISTC: iv00138000

Hain: HC 15995;

Goff: Goff V‑138;

Proctor: Pr 7994;

Others: CIBN V‑100; Hillard 2052; Sack, Freiburg, 3636; Sheppard 6216-17. Microfiche: Unit 25: Italian Humanism: Part II: IH 180.

LCN: 14695320


Copy number: V-069(1)

Wanting the blank leaves A1 and E6.

Binding: Early eighteenth-century calf, the spine gold-tooled.

Size: 216 × 139 × 17 mm.

Size of leaf: 208 × 133 mm.

A few marginal notes in a contemporary French hand in red ink, supplying brackets and paragraph marks, and extracting key words. Pencilled number ‘18/6' on front pastedown; ‘17-6' on the recto of the front endleaf.

Initials, capital strokes, and underlining are supplied in red ink.

Provenance: Bookseller's circular label, numbered ‘[3]345' on a paper label on the head of the upper cover. William Constable (1721-1791); armorial book-plate; Catalogue of the Burton Constable Library of Printed Books (London: Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 27 June 1889), lot 871. Sheppard records that this item was purchased in 1889, presumably at the Constable sale, but it has not been identified in Library Bills.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 7.59.

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