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Bod-Inc: C-005

Caesar, Gaius Julius



Analysis of Content

[a2r] Caesar, Gaius Julius: Commentarii de bello Gallico. Books I–VII. Caes. Gal; see also C‑004.

[g4v] Hirtius, Aulus: Commentarii de bello Gallico. Book VIII. ‘Belli Gallici commentarius nouissimus'. Caes. Gal.

[h3r] Caesar, Gaius Julius: Commentarii de bello civili. Books I–III. Caes. Civ.

[n1v] Hirtius, [Aulus] or Oppius, [Gaius] [pseudo-]: Commentarii de bello Alexandrino. See CTC III 133-4.

[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.


Imprint: Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 1471. Folio.


Collation: [a b10 c–e8 f–i10 k–m8 n10 o8 p10 q12].


ISTC: ic00017000

GW: GW 5864;

Hain: H 4213;

Goff: Goff C‑17;

BMC: BMC V 169;

Proctor: Pr 4074;

Others: Hillard 538; Rhodes 489; Sheppard 3246.

LCN: 13888338


Copy number: C-005(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [q12].

Binding: Early eighteenth-century gold and blind-tooled calf; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 347 × 240 × 38 mm.

Size of leaf: 338 × 225 mm.

Copious early marginal notes, mostly identifying places and peoples.

Initials are supplied in red with reserved white decoration; on [h3r] with pen-flourishing in brown.

Provenance: James St Amand (1687-1754); manuscript catalogue, fol. 15 no. 256; on [a2r] inscriptions: ‘St. Am. Cat. n°. 256' and ‘f° S. Am. 106'. Bequeathed in 1754.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 3.1.

Copy number: C-005(2)

Not in Sheppard.

Wanting leaves [d1-7].

Binding: Eighteenth-century English gold- and blind-tooled brown russia; ascribed in a pencil note to Roger Payne; the spine repaired.

Size: 310 × 220 × 34 mm.

Size of leaf: 300 × 207 mm.

On [a2r] a six-line Venetian initial is supplied in gold, surrounded by white vine-stems, defined in red, blue, and green, within a blue frame. Other initials are supplied in blue.

Provenance: Syston Park; probably bought by Sir John Hayford Thorold (1773-1831); not found in his sale (12 Dec. 1884). Michael Tomkinson (1841-1921); armorial book-plate. Herbert Tomkinson (1873-1951). Miriam Robinette Tomkinson (1916-1986); book-plate with handwritten date 1951. Donated by M. R. Tomkinson in December 1984.

SHELFMARK: Byw. adds. 6.

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