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Bod-Inc: A-620

Aurelius Victor, Sextus

De viris illustribus.


Analysis of Content

a1r Plinius Secundus, Gaius [pseudo-; Aurelius Victor, Sextus pseudo-]: De viris illustribus. ‘C. Plinii Secundi iunioris Liber illustrium virorun (!) incipit'.’ Incipit: ‘[P]roca rex Albanorum Amulium et Numitorem filios habuit . . .’ d4v Explicit: ‘... Qui non continens lachrimas illud plurimis, et preciosissimis odoribus cremandum curavit. | Caii Plinii Secundi Veronensis Liber illustrium virorum finit foeliciter.’ See A‑616.

d4v Colophon: ‘Impressum Venetiis anno Domini M.CCCCLXXXV. die vero XIIII. Ianurii [sic].’


Imprint: Venice: [Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio?], 14 Jan. 1485/6. 4°.

Secundo folio: ris suae se facere simulans. Ob hanc tantam iustitiam bellum ei nemo


Collation: a–d4.


ISTC: ia01389000

Hain: HCR 13118; C 779;

Goff: Goff A‑1389;

BMC: BMC V 352;

Proctor: Pr 4506;

Others: Sheppard 3917.

LCN: 14767680


Copy number: A-620(1)

Binding: English, eighteenth-century (c.1790) half calf, bound for Wodhull; on both covers a single fillet form a border; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 210 × 152 × 7 mm.

Size of leaf: 204 × 143 mm.

Occasional early(?) marginal notes.

Provenance: Possibly Maffeo Pinelli (1735-1785); not found in Morelli (1787) nor in sale (1789), p. 300; an annotation in Wodhull's hand: ‘Pinelli Appendix'; in the Appendix to the Pinelli sale no. 128 is described as ‘Plinii Secundi liber Illustrium virorum, Venetiis, MCCCCLXXXVIII, 4to'; as no 1488 edition has been traced, this entry may refer to the present item. Michael Wodhull (1740-1816); on recto of front endleaf, note signed ‘M. Wodhull', and dated 26 Feb. 1790, giving price of book as £0. 1. 0, and cost of rebinding as £0. 3. 0. Purchased from William Lowndes for £1. 1. 0: see Library Bills no. 77; Books Purchased (1815), 4.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 5.15.

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