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Phalaris Epistolae [Latin] (trans. Franciscus Griffolinus Aretinus).
Analysis of content:
  1. [a1r] [Griffolinus] Aretinus, Franciscus: ‘Prefatio' [addressed to] Malatesta Novellus. Incipit: ‘[V]ellem Malatesta Nouelle princeps illustris tantam mihi dicendi facultatem dari . . .’
  2. [a4r] Phalaris [pseudo-]: Epistolae. Translated by Franciscus Griffolinus Aretinus. ‘Phalaris Alciboo'. Incipit: ‘[P]olicletus Messenius quem proditionis apud ciuis . . .’ See P‑240.
  3. [g6r] [Griffolinus] Aretinus, Franciscus: [Dedication of the translation of four further letters to] Alphonsus I (V), King of Aragon. Incipit: ‘[Q]uatuor Phalaridis epistolas quas nuper in alio libello inuentas . . .’ See P‑240.
Brescia: Thomas Ferrandus, 1 Sept. [1472]. 4°. As dated by Luigi Balsamo, ‘Revisiting Early Printed Books at Brescia “Thoma Ferrando auctore” (1471-4)', in Incunabula, ed. Davies, 7-26, at 14-21. Goff dates 1 Sept. [1473?].
Source: Bodleian ISTC: ip00551000 HR 12890; Goff P‑551; BMC VII 962; Pr 6944; Sheppard 5729; Veneziani, Brescia, 3. LCN: 14490675
  1. P-245(1) Copy Binding: Nineteenth-century quarter calf over diced russia; sprinkled red and blue-edged leaves, marbled pastedowns, and green silk bookmark. Size: 212 × 157 × 25 mm. Size of leaf: 206 × 139 mm. Some marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, and pointing hands in an early hand. Remains of a circular orange seal(?) on front pastedown. On [a1r] a four-line initial ‘V' is supplied in blue within a square ground made of red pen-work decoration. Other initials are supplied in red or blue. Provenance: Purchased for £7. 17. 6; see Books Purchased (1855), 48. SHELFMARK: Auct. Q inf. 1.1.