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Bod-Inc: C-010

Caesar, Gaius Julius



Analysis of Content

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

h2r Hirtius, Aulus: Commentarii de bello Gallico. Book VIII. Caes. Gal.

i1v Caesar, Gaius Julius: Commentarii de bello civili. Books I–III. Caes. Civ.

o4r Hirtius, [Aulus] or Oppius, [Gaius pseudo-]: Commentarii de bello Alexandrino. See CTC III 133-4.

q1v Hirtius, [Aulus pseudo-] or Oppius, [Gaius pseudo-]: Commentarii de bello Africo. See CTC III 134-6.

s1v Hirtius, [Aulus pseudo-] or Oppius, [Gaius pseudo-]: Commentarii de bello Hispaniensi. See CTC III 136-9.

s8v Bononius, Hieronymus: [Letter to] Antonius Zoianus Vicentinus. Incipit: ‘D. Caesaris Commentarios librariis exemplar . . .’

t1v Bononius, Hieronymus: ‘Carmen ex illustrium operum argumentis'. Incipit: ‘Quem iuuat historiam diuini Caesaris omnem'; 12 elegiac distichs.

t1v Marlianus, Raimundus: ‘Index commentariorum G. Iulii Caesaris'. Incipit: ‘[C]aesar in commentariis . . .’


Imprint: Venice: Octavianus Scotus, 21 Aug. 1482. Folio.


Collation: a8 b–x8.6. Leaf s2 erroneously signed rii.


ISTC: ic00022000

GW: GW 5869;

Hain: HC *4218;

Goff: Goff C‑22;

BMC: BMC V 277;

Proctor: Pr 4571;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑28; Sheppard 3635.

LCN: 13888378


Copy number: C-010(1)

Binding: Seventeenth-century English blind-tooled calf; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at head of the upper cover. Both boards detached.

Size: 290 × 210 × 30 mm.

Size of leaf: 288 × 199 mm.

Sheets from Thomas Gianninius, De lumine et speciebus spiritalibus, mente effectrice et speciebus intelligibilibus used as pastedowns: on front pastedown, pp. 193/4 and 199/200; on back pastedown, pp. 103/4 and 105/6; see also the Ferrara edition of 1615 (Bodleian copy: 4° U 18 Art).

On a2r a nine-line initial is supplied in blue and pink with white highlighting on a gold background; floral infill in black and yellow on a green background; some gold dotting in the inner margin. Principal initials are supplied in red or blue with pen-flourishing in blue, red, or violet. See Pächt and Alexander II, 112 no. pr. 99.

Provenance: Unidentified coat of arms on a2r within a (pre-existing) wreath in the lower margin, decorated with gold dotting and floral extensions: tierced in fess, in chief gules a cross argent, in fess azure three indistinct charges argent(?), in base argent fretty sable. John Lumley, 1st Lord Lumley (1534?–1609); below coat of arms, a cropped inscription: ‘Lumley'; not in Sears Jayne, The Lumley Library: The Catalogue of 1609 (London, 1956). Not in Fysher, Catalogus (1738), but in the Bodleian Library by 1795; see Notitia (1795), 30.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: AA 42 Th. Seld., corrected to AA 42 Art. Seld.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 3.6.

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