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Creator:
Homer.
Title:
Hē tou Homērou poiēsis hapasa.
Alternate Title(s):
Title in Goff: Poiēsis hapasa
Works. 1489
Published/Created:
[Florence] : [Bernardus Nerlius, Nerius Nerlius, Demetrius Damilas], [9 December 1488, i.e. not before 13 January 1488/9]
Physical Description:
2 volumes ([880] pages) ; 33 cm (fol.)
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PA4018 .A2 1489+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
BEIN Zi +6194: Fol. 41b, 42, 440 blank; 440 wanting. Capital spaces blank. Contemporary manuscript marginal notes. Bibliographical notes in English on front and back paste-downs of v. 1. Other bibliographical notes on free front endpaper of v. 1. Armorial bookplates of Count Dmitriǐ Buturlin, godson of Catherine the Great, empress of Russia. From the Ionides collection, the gift of Professor C.B. Tinker, June, 1935. Italian late 18th-century binding, parchment on boards. Bound in 2 volumes. Printed waste used in binding.
Title from colophon; transliterated from the Greek characters.
Edited by Dēmētrios Chalkokondylēs.
Editio princeps.
Place of publication from colophon; printer statement from ISTC, Ridolfi, colophon, and the prefatory letter of Nerlius; date from prefatory letter.
"Of the two books here assigned to Nerlius, the Virgil (IB>27655) is dated 18 March 1487 (presumably 1488/9) and the Homer (IB.27657) 9 December 1488 though it was not finished until after 13 January 1488/9"--BM 15th cent.
Proctor identifies the printer as Bartolommeo di Libri.
Each book of the Iliad is preceded by a hypothesis attributed to Eustathius.
Colophon: Hē tou Homērou poiēsis hapasa entypōtheisa peras eilēphen ēdē syn theō en Phlōrentia, analōmasi men, tōn eugenōn kai agathōn andrōn, kai peri logous Hellēnikous spoudaiōn Bernardou kai Nēriou Tanaidos tou Neriliou Phlōrentinon. Ponō de kai dexiotēti Dēmētriou Mediolaneōs Krētos, tōn logiōn andrōn charin kai logōn Hellēnikōn ephiemenōn, etos tō apo tēs Christou gennēseōs chiliostō tetrrakosiostō ogdoēkostō ogdoō mēnos Dekembriou henatē.
39 lines. Types: 121 Gk.; 110 R., signatures; 96 R. Capital spaces.
Due to an imposition error in the inner form of sheet O2.7 (v. 1), the text on leaves O2v and O7r has been reversed. Cf. BM 15th cent.
Vol. 1: [250] leaves; v. 2: [190] leaves.
Signatures: vol. 1:[superscript pi]A-D⁸ [superscript pi]E¹ A-Z⁸ ET⁸ [con]⁸ [rum]⁸; v. 2: 2A-2Z⁸ 2ET⁶ ([superscript pi]E10, 2ET6 blank).
Vol. 1 begins (recto of leaf [superscript pi]A1): Bernardus Nerlius Petro Medicae Laurentii filio .S.
Verso of leaf [rum]8: Telos tes homerou Iliados.
Vol. 2 begins (recto of leaf 2A1): Hypothesis tes A Homerou Odysseias.
Hain, L. Repertorium bibliographicum, 8772
Copinger, W.A. Supplement to Hain's Repertorium bibliographicum, 8772
Proctor, R. Index to the early printed books in the British Museum, 6194 (ascribes the printing to di Libri)
Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Museum, vol. 6, p. 678-679
Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke, 12895
Goff, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries, H-300
Incunabula short title catalogue, ih00300000
Prefatory letter in Latin by Bernardus Nerlius dated: Florentiae Idibus Ianuariis, M. CCCC. LXXXVIII. [i.e. 13 January 1488/89].
Letter from Dēmētrios Chalkokondylēs addressed to the readers: fol. A1v-A2v (p. [2-4]).
"Exēgēsis peri tēs tou Homērou genesios kai biotēs" (Vita Homeri) of Pseudo-Herodotus: fol. A3r-B1r (p. [5-17]).
"Eis ton bion tou Homērou" (De Homero) of Pseudo-Plutarch: fol. B1r-E7v (p. [17-76]).
"Peri Homērou logos NG Diōnos tou Chrysostomou" (De Homero): fo, E7v-E9r (p. [76-79]).
BAC: British Art Center copy with several large initials illuminated in gold and colors; others alternate in red or blue. Bound in full levant morocco by Zaehnsdorf, London.
Subject Terms:
Achilles (Mythological character) -- Poetry.
Buturlin, Dmitrīĭ Petrovich, 1763-1829 -- Bookplate.
Epic poetry, Greek.
Incunabula in Yale Library.
Ionides, Constantine Alexander, 1833-1900 -- Ownership.
Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character) -- Poetry.
Tinker, Chauncey Brewster, 1876-1963 -- Ownership.
Form/Genre:
Annotations (Provenance) -- 15th century.
Annotations (Provenance) -- 19th century.
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
Printed waste (Binding)
Contributors:
Calcondila, Demetrio, 1423-1511.
Eustathius, Archbishop of Thessalonica, -approximately 1194.
Nerli, Bernardo, bookseller.
Nerli, Nerio, bookseller.
Demetrius, of Crete, active 1476-1488, bookseller.
Dio, Chrysostom. De Homero.
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