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].
GW: GW 1617;
Hain: HC 926;
Goff: Goff A‑564;
BMC: BMC IV 54;
Proctor: Pr 3480;
Others: CIBN A‑306; Oates 1408; Sheppard 2788.
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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