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Author: Valturio, Roberto, d. 1483
Short Title: De re militari (1472)
Title: Elenchus et index rerum militarium quae singulis codicis huius i[n] uolumi[ni]bus continet[ur] : ut i[m]promptu sint uniuersa hoc est ne talium rerum curiosi perlegant ...
Imprint: Verona: [Joannes Nicolai de Verona, 1472]
Comments and Notes: ISTC does not list this for the Dibner Library, but rather for the Burndy Library. This work was dedicated to Sigismondo Malatesta, tyrant of Rimini. The illustrations are attributed to Giovanni Alvise and Matteo de' Pasti. Imprint from Goff. Colophon (p. [523]): Iohannes ex uerona oriundus: Nicolai cyrugiae medici filius: artis impraessoriae magister: hunc de re militari librum elegantissimum: litteris & figuratis signis sua in patria primus impraessit. An. M.CCCCLXXII. Leaves printed on both sides; 37 lines per page. Unsigned gatherings. Pages [9]-[12] and [524] are blank. Spaces for initials, including first letter of title. Imperfect copy: numerous pages wanting, including: [53], [54], [71], [72], [93], [94], [111], [112], [127], [128], [187], [188], [201], [202], [205]-[224], [269]-[296], [299], [300], [313], [314], [335], [336], [349], [350], [355], [356], [421], [422], [425]-[428], [433]-[436], [439], [440], [481], [482], [499] and [500]. Pages [225]-[268] are misbound between p. [316] and [317]; p. [125]-[126] are repeated once in sequence; p. [181]-[184] are repeated and misbound after p. [268]. Some ms. caption headings and initials are supplied in red and blue ink. Inscribed in ink inside front cover: Liber M[a]g[ist]ri Ioh[ann]is Ugelnheymer, in quo [con]tinatur Uegeti[us] [i.e. Ualturius] De re militari. Bookplate: Burndy Library ... gift of Bern Dibner. Contemporary binding of quarter-calf over wooden boards; raised bands; metal and leather clasps (probably later); vellum ms. waste used to reinforce spine; in modern buckram box.
Smithsonian Call Number: U101 .V215 1472
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UKBYIV00088000-B
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Author: Vegetius Renatus, Flavius
Short Title: De re militari (1473)
Title: Flauij Vedati [i.e. Vegeti] Renati viri illustris Epitome de re militari incipit : in epitoma i[n]stituto[rum] rei militaris de co[m]me[n]tarijs Catho[n]is, Augusti Traiani, Adriani necno[n] et Ianie Frontoni [i.e. Julii Frontini] in quatuor p[ar]tes distinctu[m].
Imprint: Utrecht: [Nicolaus Ketelaer and Gerard Leempt, 1473 or 1474]
Comments and Notes: Imprint from Goff. Leaves printed on both sides; 31 lines per page. Signatures: [a-d10 e-f8] Spaces for initials; spaces left for the insertion of Greek. Imperfect: Dibner Library copy lacks the first five leaves, including the blank leaf at front; leaves [2]-[5] replaced by photographic reproductions from a Harvard College library copy; final blank leaf also wanting? Rubricated throughout. Bookplate: Ex biblio. dimicat. Egerton Castle; stamp of Egerton Castle at head of t.p. Bookplate: Burndy Library ... gift of Bern Dibner. Modern full leather binding; gilt-lettered spine; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt; re-backed; binding signed: Bound by J. Clarke.
Smithsonian Call Number: U101 .V42 1473
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Author: Frontinus, Sextus Julius
Short Title: De re militari (1496)
Title: Sextus Iulius Frontinus vir consularis De re militari. Flauius Vegetius vir illustris De re militari. Aelianus De instruendis aciebus. Modesti libellus De vocabulis rei militaris.
Imprint: Bologna: Plato de Benedictis ..., 16 Kalen. Februarias [17 Jan.] 1496.
Comments and Notes: Listed in ISTC under: Scriptores rei militaris, sive Scriptores veteres de re militari. Ed: Johannes Sulpitius Verulanus and Philippus Beroaldus. In four parts, dated: I) 10 July 1495; II) 16 Nov. 1495; III) [n.d.]; IV) [n.d.]; (general colophon) 17 Jan. 1496. Contents: Sextus Julius Frontinus: Strategematicon liber; Flavius Vegetius Renatus: De re militari; Aelianus Tacticus: De instruendis aciebus (Tr: Theodorus Gaza); Modestus: De vocabulis rei militaris [an extract from Vegetius]. Imprint from general colophon. Signatures: 2A-2E6 2F4 2G-2M6 N4 O6 2P- 2R6. Filippo Beroaldo claims, in his letter on leaf 2A1 verso, to have edited all four tracts, but they are printed from the first edition of the recension of Sulpitius Silber, Rome, 1487. cf. BM Cat., v. 6, 828. First 2 tracts have own colophons dated 1495. Bookplate on t.p. verso identified by Dr. Dibner as that of Lazzaro Carafini, Bishop of Como. Bookseller's label: Il Polifilo, Milano. Ms. marginalia in an unidentified hand.
Smithsonian Call Number: U14 .F93 1496
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