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Caesar, Gaius Julius



Analysis of Content

a2r Caesar, Gaius Julius: Commentarii de bello Gallico. Books I–VII. Caes. Gal.

[i2v] Hirtius, Aulus: Commentarii de bello Gallico. Book VIII. Caes. Gal.

k3r Caesar, Gaius Julius: Commentarii de bello civili. Books I–III. Caes. Civ.

q2r Hirtius, [Aulus] or Oppius, [Gaius pseudo-]: Commentarii de bello Alexandrino. See CTC III 133-4.

s1r Hirtius, [Aulus pseudo-] or Oppius, [Gaius pseudo-]: Commentarii de bello Africo. See CTC III 134-6.

u3v Hirtius, [Aulus] [pseudo-]; or Oppius, [Gaius] [pseudo-]: Commentarii de bello Hispaniensi. See CTC III 136-9.

x5r [Colophon.]

x5r Bononius, Hieronymus: [Letter to] Antonius Zoianus Vicentinus. Incipit: ‘D. Caesaris Commentarios librariis exemplar . . .’

x6r Bononius, Hieronymus: ‘Carmen ex illustrium operum argumentis'. Incipit: ‘Quem iuuat historiam diuini Caesaris omnem'; 12 elegiac distichs.

A1r Marlianus, Raimundus: ‘Index commentariorum G. Iulii Caesaris'. Incipit: ‘[C]aesar in commentariis . . .’


Imprint: Treviso: Michael Manzolus, 30 June 1480. Folio.


Collation: a–u8.6 x6 A B8 C6. Gathering i is numbered but not signed.


ISTC: ic00021000

GW: GW 5868;

Hain: HC *4217;

Goff: Goff C‑21;

BMC: BMC VI 889;

Proctor: Pr 6476;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑27; Rhodes, Treviso, no. 52; Sack, Freiburg, 890; Sheppard 5507.

LCN: 13888321


Copy number: C-009(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled calf; on both covers a floral roll forms a border; a foliate roll forms a frame; in each corner is a large crown (31 mm); in the centre a stamp of Minerva with spear and shield (66 mm).

Size: 300 × 205 × 35 mm.

Size of leaf: 288 × 190 mm.

A few early marginal notes, mainly supplying omitted passages.

Major epigraphic initials are supplied in interlocked dark red and violet or blue, with some highlighting in yellow, within frames of light blue or red floral ornaments. On a2r a painted coat of arms: two mermen holding a shield quartered azure(?) and or, the centre mutilated. See Pächt and Alexander II, 111 no. pr. 93.

Provenance: Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792); sale (1789), lot 6176; according to annotated sale catalogue bought in by van den Berg for Fl. 16.10, the equivalent of c.£1. 7. 10 according to the exchange rate used by Thomas Payne at the sale. Purchased for £2. 12. 6; see Books Purchased (1790), 6.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 3.5.

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