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Bod-Inc: A-364


Historia Romana [Partes I–II].


Analysis of Content

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

a2v ‘Capitula.’

a3r Appianus: ‘De ciuilibus Romanorum bellis.’ Translated by Petrus Candidus Decembrius. Incipit: ‘[S]enatus populusque Romanus mutuis saepenumero contentionibus de legum latione uel si quando debitorum abrogationes agrorumue partitiones fierent uel in comitiis una adessent dissidebant . . .’

t2r P[etrus] Candidus [Decembrius: 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 . . .’

t2v Appianus: Historia Romana. Translated by Petrus Candidus Decembrius. Incipit: ‘[R]omanorum historiam scribere adorsus necessarium in primis mihi existimaui terminos praeponere quibus nationibus imperent Romani . . .’


Imprint: Venice: Christophorus de Pensis de Mandello, 20 Nov. 1500. folio.


Collation: a8 b–z & [con] [rum] A6 B C8.


ISTC: ia00929000

GW: GW 2291;

Hain: HC 1312;

Goff: Goff A‑929;

BMC: BMC V 473;

Proctor: Pr 5253;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑652; Hillard 167; Oates 2061; Rhodes 117; Sheppard 4330.

LCN: 14268893


Copy number: A-364(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf; bound for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 300 × 216 × 24 mm.

Size of leaf: 287 × 200 mm.

Copious early marginal notes in gatherings a–d. On C8v note in German in a sixteenth-century hand [beginning of a letter?].

On a3r a ten-line initial is supplied in ink, with floral decoration in lower margin.

Provenance: Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich, no. 5990 in list of duplicates in folio. Acquired between 1847 and c.1892, probably in 1850; not in Catalogus (1843) with Appendix.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 5.37.

Copy number: A-364(2)

Not in Sheppard.

Bound with A‑168(5); see there for details of binding and provenance.

Sheet C4.5 only.

Size of fragments: 298 × 204 mm.

Foliation in black ink in the upper right-hand corner of each leaf: 174-5.

SHELFMARK: Gibson 403(8).

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