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Bod-Inc: A-363


Historia Romana [Partes I‑II].


Analysis of Content

1a2r [Decembrius], P[etrus] Candidus: [Preface addressed to] Nicolaus V, Pont. Max. Incipit: ‘[A]ppiani Alexandrini historiam seu ueterum incuria seu temporum iniquitate deperditam et ueluti longo postliminio ad nos redeuntem . . .’

1a3r Appianus: Historia Romana. Translated by Petrus Candidus Decembrius. Incipit: ‘[R]omanorum historiam scribere adorsus necessarium in primis mihi existimaui terminos preponere quibus nationibus imperent romani . . .’

1o10r First colophon.

2a2r [Decembrius], P[etrus] Candidus: [Preface addressed to] Alphonsus II of Aragon, King of Naples. Incipit: ‘[P]arthorum regem, ut ab Anneo accepimus, sine munere salutare nemo potest . . .’

2a3r ‘Capitula.’

2a4r Appianus: ‘De ciuilibus Romanorum bellis.’ Translated by Petrus Candidus Decembrius. Incipit: ‘[S]enatus populusque Romanus mutuis sepenumero contentionibus de legum latione uel si quando debitorum abrogationes agrorumue partitiones fierent uel in comiciis una adessent dissidebant . . .’ On the text see Emilio Gabba, Appiano, La Storia delle guerre civili, Biblioteca di cultura, 59 (Florence, 1956).

2x10r Second colophon.


Imprint: Venice: Bernhard Maler (Pictor), Erhard Ratdolt, and Peter Löslein, 1477. 4°.

Remarks: In two parts.


Collation: Part I: 1a–i10 k–n8 o10; part II: 2a–c10 d12 e–x10.

Illustrations: Woodcut borders on 1a2r and 2a2r; woodcut initials.


ISTC: ia00928000

GW: GW 2290;

Hain: H *1307 [II, I];

Goff: Goff A‑928;

BMC: BMC V 244;

Proctor: Pr 4367, 4368;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑651; CIBN A‑482; Essling 221; Oates 1739-42; Rhodes 116; Sander 482; Sheppard 3532-3.

LCN: 14268955


Copy number: A-363(1)

Wanting the blank leaves1 a1 and2 a1.

Leaf1 o8 backed.

Binding: Nineteenth-century English (Durham) blind-tooled calf by F. Brown, ticket on the front pastedown; for a similar label see J. R. Abbey, 'British Signed Bindings in My Library', Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society, 1,3 (1951), 270-9, at 276.

Size: 268 × 206 × 73 mm.

Size of leaf: 261 × 188 mm.

Woodcut borders printed in red.

Provenance: ‘Bibliothecæ . . .'; cropped and unread note on 1a2r. Edward Shipperdson (1780-1855); armorial book-plate. Gilbert R. Redgrave (1844-1941); inscriptions, both dated 1885, on the rectos of both front endleaves; book-plate. James Patrick Ronaldson Lyell (1871-1949); pencil note in the hand of David Rogers, 'The Lyell Copy', on the verso of the front endleaf. Acquired in 1950; Bodleian Library stamp dated 26 Oct. 1950 on the verso of the title-page.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Inc. d. I4.2.

SHELFMARK: Inc. d. I4.1477.3.

Copy number: A-363(2)

Part I only. Wanting the blank leaf 1a1.

Leaf 1o10 backed.

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century calf; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 282 × 210 × 27 mm.

Size of leaf: 275 × 203 mm.

Occasional sixteenth/seventeenth-century marginal notes.

Woodcut border printed in red. In the shield in the border on 1a2r is a roughly-drawn coat of arms: a fesse between a fleur-de-lis and a lion's gamb.

Provenance: Richard Furney (†1753). Bequeathed in 1755; see Benefactors' Register II, under 1755.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. P 1.9.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 3.30.

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