Proba Falconia, Venice, [1520], modern vellum
Proba Falconia, Venice, [1520], modern vellum
Proba Falconia, Venice, [1520], modern vellum
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Proba Falconia, Venice, [1520], modern vellum

Estimate: 500 - 700 GBP

Proba Falconia, Venice, [1520], modern vellum

Estimate: 500 - 700 GBP

Description

PROBA, FALTONIA BETITIA

Centones Vergilii. (Venice: Bernardinus Benalius), [c. 1520]


4to (206 x 152mm.), 12 ff., a-c4, woodcut initial, later vellum


This work, a religious poem by the fourth-century Christian poetess Faltonia (or Falconia) Proba, was printed as the fourth part of a volume also containing Philippus de Barberiis, Discordantiae sanctorum doctorum Hieronymi et Augustini, though there are many surviving copies of just the Centones so it may well have been issued separately. The Centones are extracts from Vergil arranged in order to describe episodes from the Old and New Testaments. Proba appears in Boccaccio's In praise of famous women.


LITERATURE:

Edit16 75942 (listing 2 copies); cf. ISTC ib00121000 (the larger work, previously assigned to the fifteenth century)


PROVENANCE:

Constantius Maria Zinelli, inscription on inside front cover; JBG, armorial bookplate

Condition Report

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Proba Falconia, Venice, [1520], modern vellum
Proba Falconia, Venice, [1520], modern vellum
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