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Bod-Inc: A-239

Ammianus Marcellinus

Res gestae libb. XIV–XXVI.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Sabinus, Angelus: [Preface] addressed to Ludovicus Donatus, bishop of Bergamo. Botfield 153-5.

[a3r] Ammianus Marcellinus: Res gestae libb. XIV–XXVI Edited by Angelus Sabinus. Ammianus Marcellinus, Res gestae, ed. W. Seyfarth, 2 vols (Leipzig, 1978); text ‘S' in Seyfarth's edition. On the textual transmission see L. D. Reynolds, ‘Ammianus Marcellinus', Texts and Transmission, 6-8, and Rita Cappelletto, Recuperi Ammianei da Biondo Flavio (Rome, 1983).


Imprint: Rome: Georgius Sachsel and Bartholomaeus Golsch, 7 June 1474. Folio.


Collation: [a–i10 k8 l–n10 o8].


ISTC: ia00564000

GW: GW 1617;

Hain: HC 926;

Goff: Goff A‑564;


Proctor: Pr 3480;

Others: CIBN A‑306; Oates 1408; Sheppard 2788.

LCN: 14421753


Copy number: A-239(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [a1].

Binding: Eighteenth-century Dutch gold-tooled red morocco; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library inside the upper cover; see Foot, ‘Incunable Collector', no. 17, fig. 3.

Size: 332 × 235 × 38 mm.

Size of leaf: 323 × 223 mm.

Marginal notes erased. ‘Nota' marks in margins. Occasional additions and corrections inserted in text.

Some guide-letters for initials added in ink, but coloured initials not supplied. Greek characters not supplied.

Provenance: Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792): printed label of the Crevenna sale (1789), part III lot 6340; in the annotated catalogue marked down to Payne for Fl. 280. Purchased through Payne for £24. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1790), 6, and Macray 274.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 2.8.

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