Epitomae proverbiorum Tarrhaei et Dydimi [Greek and Latin]].
Analysis of Content
[*2r] Ricardinus, Benedictus: [Letter addressed to] Georgius Datus. Incipit: ‘Veteres qui sapientius philosophati sunt et ante alios Aristoteles ut Synesius testatur . . .’ Dated Florence, 23 Sept. 1497.
[*3r] ‘ Ἐπανόρθωσις του̂ παρόντος βιβλίου ’.
Α1r Zenobius: Epitome proverbiorum Tarrhaei et Dydimi [Greek]. ‘ Ἐπιτομὴ τω̂ν Ταρρίου καὶ Διδύμου παροιμίων κατὰ στοιχε̂ιον. ‘ Incipit: ‘[A] βυδηνου̂ ἐπιφόρημα ἐπι τω̂ν ἀηδω̂ν . . .’
Imprint: Florence: Benedictus Ricardinus, for Philippus Giunta, [after 23 Sept.] 1497. 4°.
Remarks: The printer is named in the dedicatory letter. Pr assigns this work to [Bartolommeo di Libri].
Collation: [*]4 α–θ8.
Hain: HC *16283;
Goff: Goff Z‑24;
BMC: BMC VI 690;
Proctor: Pr 6221;
Others: BSB‑Ink Z‑40; Sheppard 5261-4.
Copy number: Z-012(1)
Wanting the blank leaf Α1.
Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century crushed red morocco; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; the appearance of the binding suggests that it was bound for the Library.
Size: 221 × 155 × 16 mm.
Size of leaf: 211 × 143 mm.
Provenance: Acquired by the early 1790s (binding, see above); the remains of a shelfmark are visible on the fore-edge below the gilding: ‘A 2 [or Z] S [or 5]'; the two copies listed in James, Catalogus (1620), 537 have shelfmarks B 2.5 [Art] and 4o M 26 [Art]; those listed in Hyde, Catalogus (1674), II 268 have shelfmarks B 2.5 Art and 4o Z 1 Art. Seld.; and in Fysher, Catalogus, II 710 AA 120 Art and 4o Z 1 Art. Seld. It is not clear which of these copies this item is.
SHELFMARK: Auct. K 4.12a.
Copy number: Z-012(2)
Formerly bound with MS. Auct. F. 4. 5 (SC 2290).
Wanting sheet θ1.8.
Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf.
Size: 203 × 147 × 18 mm.
Size of leaf: 197 × 136 mm.
Manuscript pagination: 442-577. Some annotations, including underlining in the text. On θ7r copious early scribbles (including some words in English), also a list of books in a sixteenth-century hand.
Provenance: (of MS. Auct. F. 4. 5): William Hutchinson, Archdeacon of Cornwall (†1616). Presented by Hutchinson in 1605; see SC.
Former Bodleian shelfmark: MS. Auct. F. 4. 5.
SHELFMARK: Auct. K 4.12b.
Copy number: Z-012(3)
Binding: Nineteenth-century gold-tooled red morocco; gilt-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns.
Size: 236 × 165 × 16 mm.
Size of leaf: 230 × 154 mm.
Provenance: James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford and 9th Earl of Balcarres (1847-1913); sale, 19 June 1889, lot 1102 (cutting from auction catalogue attached to the recto of the front endleaf). Joannes Gennadius (1844-1932); sale, lot 3216, for £15. 5. 0 (according to annotated cutting from auction catalogue attached to the recto of the front endleaf). Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); Elenchus, no. 3586. Bequeathed in 1914.
SHELFMARK: Byw. I 1.22.
Copy number: Z-012(4)
1. Cebes, Cebetis tabula, etc. [Louvain]: Thierry Martens, [c.1517];
2. Sententie siue apophthegmata septem sapientium Grecanica. [Paris]: Gilles de Gourmont, [not after 1517];
3. Lucianus, Opera. Paris: Gaspard Philippe, for Pierre Baquelier, 23 Dec. 1505;
4. Demosthenes, Olynth. Louvain: Thierry Martens, Feb. 1521;
5. S. Gregorius Nazianzus, Orationes duae. [Louvain]: Thierry Martens, [1515?];
6. Libanius, Aliquot declamatiunculae, trans. Desiderius Erasmus. Louvain: Thierry Martens, July 1519;
7. Marcus Tullius Cicero, De senectute, trans. T. Gaza. Paris: Gilles de Gourmont, [c.1530].
Wanting sheet θ1.8 and the blank leaf Α1.
Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century half calf, with marbled paper boards.
Size: 183 × 138 × 29 mm.
Size of leaf: 179 × 127 mm.
The colophon has been copied out in a sixteenth-century hand on θ7r.
Provenance: Robert Draper (sixteenth/seventeenth century); inscription on θ7r of item 8: ‘Rob. Draper librum possedit'. John Heaworthe (sixteenth/seventeenth century); gift from Draper; inscription on [a1r] of item 1: ‘Johannes Heawortheus est meus dominus ex dono magistri Draperi'. Roger White (seventeenth century); cancelled inscription on [a1r] of item 1: ‘Rogerus Whitus me optimo iure possidet'. Oxford, University College; book-plate; shelfmark: ‘W.44.13'; not in ‘List of Rare Books', nor in untitled list, but included in conspectus of shelfmarks with Bodleian shelfmarks. Deposited in 1941 by the Master and Fellows of University College, Oxford.
SHELFMARK: Univ. Coll. e.13(8).
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