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Bod-Inc: V-115

Vergilius Maro, Publius

Bucolica I–IX [Italian] (trans. Evangelista Fossa).


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.] ‘Bucholicha Vulgare de Virgilio composta per el clarissimo poeta Frate Euangelista Fossa de Cremona del ordinie di Serui', With woodcut; see Sander and Essling.

a1v Fossa Cremonensis, Evangelista: Egloga [addressed to] Philippo Cavatia OSM. ‘Colocutori Frate Raimondo et Frate Euangelista Fossa'. G. M. Besutti, ‘Repertori e sussidi generali. Edizioni del secolo XV (1476-1500)', in Bibliografia dell'Ordine dei Servi, Bibliotheca Servorum Romandiolae, 4 (Bologna, 1971), 69-212, at 131-2, no. 1, with full text of the eclogue; see DBI XLIX 477.

a2v [Vergilius Maro, Publius: Bucolica [Italian], here addressed to] Philippo Cavatia. ‘Egloga. Interlocutori Melibeo et Titiro amici'. Incipit: ‘[T]ityro tu te ne staila sotto a un fago | Cantando quiui alumbra a questo lago'; tercets.

f6r [Colophon.]

f6r ‘Registro'.


Imprint: Venice: Christophorus de Pensis, de Mandello, for Johannes Antonius de Legnano, 20 Dec. 1494. 4°.


Collation: a–b8 c–e4 f6.

Illustrations: Woodcut; woodcut initials.


ISTC: iv00217500

Hain: C 6140;

BMC: BMC V 469;

Proctor: Pr 5230;

Others: BSB‑Ink V‑102; Copinger, ‘Incunabula Virgiliana', 144; Davies–Goldfinch 150; Essling 54; C. Kallendorf, A Bibliography of Renaissance Italian Translations of Virgil, Biblioteca di Bibliografia Italiana, 136 (Florence, 1994), 6; Mambelli 995; Sander 7641; Sheppard 4311. Microfiche: Unit 2: Classics in Translation: Part I, CT 118.

LCN: 14694908


Copy number: V-115(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century Italian(?) red morocco. Gilt-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns; green silk bookmark. Dirt on a1r and f6v indicates that this volume was unbound at some time prior to current binding.

Size: 201 × 145 × 9 mm.

Size of leaf: 195 × 135 mm.

Shelfmark ‘302' on paper tab attached to the rear pastedown.

Provenance: Purchased for £2. 2. 0; see Books Purchased (1847), 36.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 6.6.

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