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Vita di Gesù Cristo e della Vergine Maria [Italian].


Analysis of Content

[*1r] [Title-page.] ‘La vita della nostra donna'.

[*2r] ‘Tauola'.

a1r Vita di Gesù Cristo e della Vergine Maria. ‘Prologo diuoto nel libro sequente de la Vita de la gloriosa vergene Maria de li miraculi fati per lei a li soi deuoti. Capitulo primo'. Incipit: ‘[E]l glorioso elcelso e benignissimo dio diffundendo la sua bonta de commo se conuiene al summo bene . . . voglio del mio regno.’

i4r [Colophon.]

i4r ‘Registro'.


Imprint: Venice: Bernardinus Rizus, Novariensis, 18 Aug. 1489. 4°.


Collation: [*4] a–h8 i4.

Types: Type: 78 R.

Leaves: 72 leaves.

Line number: 40 lines (a1r).

Type area: Type area: 155 ×109 mm (a1r).

Remarks: Leaf [*1r], title: ‘LA VITA DELLA NOSTRA DONNA.'; [*1v]: ‘Tauola de quelle coſe che ſe conteneno in la uita del noſtro ſignore miſ | ſere . . .'; a1r: ‘Prologo diuoti nel libro ſequēte de la Vita de la glorioſa Vergene | Maria . . . | Capitulo primo: | eL glorioſo elcelſo e benigniſſimo dio . . .'; i4r, l. 36: ‘Finiſſe la uita de la p̄cioſa uerzene maria . . . | . . . in uenetia per Bernadino de nouara nel anno de la ſalute. | M.cccc.lxxxix. a di. xviii de aguſto. | Regiſtro. | . . .'; i4v blank.


ISTC: iv00304400

Hain: R 1656;

Proctor: Pr 4950;

Others: Sheppard 4070.

LCN: 14549435


Copy number: V-146(1)

By an error of imposition the text of f7r and f8r has changed places.

Binding: Nineteenth-century(?) quarter parchment dyed green over green pasteboards, corners covered with calf. Title gilt on a rectangular red leather label at the head of the spine; green silk bookmark.

Size: 207 × 148 × 15 mm.

Size of leaf: 200 × 144 mm.

Occasional notes, extracting key words and providing corrections to the text, in Italian, and page numbering [1]-144 in a sixteenth-century Italian hand in brown ink.

Provenance: Unidentified Italian early monogram on [*1r] in brown ink: ‘M. R. A.' Maffeo Pinelli (1735-1785); see Morelli (1787), [ ] and sale (1789), lot 750 (label covered over but still legible). Thomas Crane (1808-1859); engraved monogram: T. C., surrounded by motto: ‘Qui corvos pascit pascere potest grues'. Catalogue of Books and Manuscripts, the Property of Various Collectors . . . (London: Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 17 Nov. 1884), lot 334, marked down in the Bodleian's annotated copy of the auction catalogue for £0. 8. 0. Purchased at this sale, through Quaritch, for £0. 5. 0; see Library Bills, 18 Nov. 1884.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 7.3.

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