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Bod-Inc: V-071

Vergilius, Polydorus

Proverbiorum libellus.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.] ‘Prouerbiorum libellus'.

a1v Vergilius, Polydorus: ‘Epigramma' [addressed to] his book. Incipit: ‘[V]ade liber genio Guidi suffultus et aura | Rectus ad Feltranos tramite curre lares'; 11 elegiac distichs.

a2r Vergilius, Polydorus: ‘Praefatio' [addressed to] Guidubaldus de Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino. Incipit: ‘[T]roezeni Atticae regionis (sicuti a Plutarcho accepimus) . . .’ expl: obtestor. Vale

i6v [Correction to the text]. Incipit: ‘In Prouerbio sapientia uino obumbratur . . .’

i6v [Notice of privilege.] Incipit: ‘Cum priuilegio libellus hic impressus est . . .’


Imprint: Venice: Christophorus de Pensis, de Mandello, 10 Apr. 1498. 4°.


Collation: a–h8 i6.


ISTC: iv00147000

Hain: HC *16009;

Goff: Goff V‑147.

BMC: BMC V 471;

Proctor: Pr 5243;

Others: BSB‑Ink V‑140; Rhodes 1797; Sheppard 4318. Microfiche: Unit 24: Italian Humanism: Part I, IH 77.

LCN: 14695267


Copy number: V-071(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century gold-tooled maroon morocco; bound by J. Mackenzie and Son. Gilt-edged leaves. Marbled pastedowns.

Size: 214 × 160 × 12 mm.

Size of leaf: 208 × 151 mm.

Frequent marginal notes in a contemporary Italian hand, extracting proper names and supplying brackets. On a1r and i5v –i6v notes, now washed out, in a seventeenth-century Italian hand ‘calendas Graecas ibi . . . moribus procreantur . . . quod Polluci ibi [ ] Nasturtius ibi . . .’

Provenance: Purchased for £2. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1848), 42.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 6.62.

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