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Bod-Inc: A-359


De re coquinaria.


Analysis of Content

[*1v] Motta Mediolanensis, Antonius: [Letter addressed to] Johannes Mollus. Botfield 215-16.

[*2v] Motta Mediolanensis, Antonius: Carmen ad lectorem. Botfield 216.

[*2v] Mollus, Bernardinus: ‘Tetrastichon ad genitorem.’ Botfield 216; see Santoro, Uffici, 60.

a1r Apicius: De re coquinaria. [Edited by Johannes Baptista Pius.] Apicius, L'art culinaire, ed. Jacques André, new edn (Paris, 1974), 3-119. On the edition see Mary Ella Milham ‘Toward a Stemma and fortuna of Apicius', Italia medioevale e umanistica, 10 (1967), 259-320, at 274-6, and 289; Joseph Dommers Vehling, Apicius, Cookery and Dining in Imperial Rome (New York, 1977), 260-1. On the editor see Milham 275 and 295-6. On the nature of the authorship see, for instance, Friedrich Vollmer, ‘Studien zu dem römischen Kochbuche von Apicius', Sitzungsberichte der bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 6 (Munich, 1920), at 29-36, and Edward Brandt, ‘Untersuchungen zum römischen Kochbuche. Versuch einer Lösung der Apicius-Frage', Philologus, supplement 19 (1927).

e8v Motta Mediolanensis, Antonius: ‘Ad vulgus.’ Botfield 217.

e8v Salandus, Johannes: ‘Lectori.’ Botfield 217.


Imprint: Milan: Guillermus Le Signerre, 20 Jan. 1498. 4°.


Collation: [*2] a–e8.


ISTC: ia00921000

GW: GW 2267;

Hain: H *1283;

Goff: Goff A‑921;

BMC: BMC VI 789;

Proctor: Pr 6069;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑647-8; CIBN A‑476; Sheppard 5031.

LCN: 14266681


Copy number: A-359(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century gold-tooled calf for the Bodleian Library; the gold stamp of the Library on both covers.

Size: 198 × 138 × 8 mm.

Size of leaf: 195 × 131 mm.

Occasional early marginal notes, early foliation. Greek words added in brown ink.

Provenance: Sir Mark Masterman Sykes (1771-1823); armorial label: see sale (1824), lot 265. Purchased for £10. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1824), 2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 4.23.

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