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Bod-Inc: C-004

Caesar, Gaius Julius

Commentarii (ed. Johannes Andreas de Bussis).


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Caesar, Gaius Julius: Commentarii de bello Gallico. Books I–VII. Edited by Johannes Andreas [de Bussis], Bishop of Aleria. Caes. Gal. On Johannes Andreas de Bussis as editor see Virginia Brown, The Textual Transmission of Caesar's Civil War, Mnemosyne, Supplementum 23 (Leiden, 1973), 1-2.

[g4v] Hirtius, Aulus: Commentarii de bello Gallico. Book VIII. ‘Belli Gallici commentarius nouissimus'. Caes. Gal. On authorship see Karl Barwich, Caesars Commentarii und das Corpus Caesarianum, Philologus, Supplementband 31/2 (Leipzig, 1938).

[h4r] Caesar, Gaius Julius: Commentarii de bello civili. Books I–III. Caes. Civ.

[n2r] Hirtius, [Aulus] or Oppius, [Gaius pseudo-]: Commentarii de bello Alexandrino. See CTC III 133-4. At the end of the table of contents the following editorial note: ‘Opii aut Hirtii commentarius'.

[o5v] Hirtius, [Aulus pseudo-] or Oppius, [Gaius pseudo-]: Commentarii de bello Africo. See CTC III 134-6.

[q4r] Hirtius, [Aulus pseudo-] or Oppius, [Gaius pseudo-]: Commentarii de bello Hispaniensi. See CTC III 136-9.

[r4v] [Colophon.]

[r5r] [Bussis], Johannes Andreas [de: Note by the editor.] Botfield 78-9; Bussi 28-9.

[r5v] [Table of contents.]


Imprint: Rome: In Domo Petri de Maximis (Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz), 12 May 1469. Folio.


Collation: [a b10 c12 d–m10 n12 o p10 q8 r6].


ISTC: ic00016000

GW: GW 5863;

Hain: HC *4212;

Goff: Goff C‑16;


Proctor: Pr 3299;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑23; Hillard 537; Sheppard 2609.

LCN: 13888335


Copy number: C-004(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [r6].

Binding: Early eighteenth-century Dutch gold-tooled red morocco; see Foot, ‘Incunable Collector', no. 4; inside the upper cover a square piece of marbled paper, presumably covering an earlier mark of ownership; a leather label with the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library.

Size: 338 × 232 × 40 mm.

Size of leaf: 321 × 217 mm.

Early marginal notes washed out; those still legible mainly excerpting topographical information. On [a1v]: ‘numero 3553. princeps editio' the lot number of an unidentified auction, followed by an erased inscription, probably referring to the auction, and a bibliographical note in French, written after 1740; cf. the reference to Maittaire, Histoire de l'origine de l'imprimerie (The Hague, 1740).

Initials are supplied in red.

Provenance: Paul Girardot de Préfond (†after c.1800); red leather label on front pastedown; not found in 1757 sale catalogue. Antoine Marie Pâris d'Illins (1746-1809); ‘Bibliotheca Parisiana'; sale, lot 516. Purchased for £53. 11. 0, through Peter Elmsley (ex informatione Roger Middleton); see Books Purchased (1791), 2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 2.6.

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