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Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)


Poggio Bracciolini, Letter to Domenico Capranica, cardinal Firmanus
Incipit: Vereor pater reverendissime

ed. T. Tonelli, Poggii Epistolae, Flor., 1832, bk.XIII.30.

Colophon: (fol.8v)Florencie scriptus anno domini MoCCCCoLIXo sabbato post festum ascenssionis Dominice I.W.G.

On fol.4 the scribe has written in a more formal script the beginning of Poggio's preface to Cosimo de' Medici for his translation of Lucian, ed. Opera, 1513, fol.52.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper, watermark three hills with cross, cf.Briquet 11853.
Extent: 13 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 205 × 145 mm.
Dimensions (written): 165 × 95 mm.




31 long lines


Poor humanist hand


Plain red initial, fol. 4


Origin: 1459 ; Italian, Florence

Provenance and Acquisition

C. Inglis (bookplate), his sale at Sotheby's ('... formed by the late J. B. Inglis ...'), 11 June 1900 and three following days, lot 584, bought by Tregaskis for 16 shillings

J. R. Magrath

Given to A. C. Clark , 1907

Given to the Bodleian, 1935.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff, revised by Peter Kidd, late 1990s.

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.