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Bod-Inc: C-015

Caesar, Gaius Julius

Commentarii de bello Gallico.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Celsus, Julius pseudo-; Petrarca, Francesco]: Vita Julii Caesaris. Incipit: ‘[G]ay Iuly Cesaris dictatoris exordia. Vt pleraque mortalium fragilia . . .’ Explicit: nec hominibus placuisse etcetera An extract from the author's De viris illustribus. Francisci Petrarchae, Historia Iulii Caesaris, ed. C. E. C. Schneider (Leipzig, 1827), on which closely depends Francesco Petrarca, De viris illustribus, ed. L. Razzolini, Collezione di opere inedite o rare (Bologna, 1874-9), II 2-694; see also G. Martellotti, ‘Il De gestis Cesaris nel Corpus Caesarianum’, Italia medioevale e umanistica, 17 (1974), 281-311 repr. in G. Martellotti, Scritti Petrarcheschi, ed. M. Feo and S. Rizzo, Studi sul Petrarca, 16 (Padua, 1983), 424-56.

[h12r] [Colophon.]

[i1r] Caesar, Gaius Julius: Commentarii de bello Gallico. Books I–VII. Caes. Gal.; see CTC III 87-139.

[p4r] Celsus, Julius [pseudo-; Hirtius, Aulus]: Commentarii de bello Gallico. Book VIII. Caes. Gal.

[q3r] Celsus, Julius [pseudo-; Hirtius, Aulus]: Commentarii de bello Gallico. 8. 51.1-52.4.

[q3r] [Colophon.]

[q3v] ‘Tabula siue registrum librorum commentariorum Julii Cesaris'.


Imprint: [Strasbourg: Heinrich Eggestein?], 1473. Folio.

Remarks: Assigned by Pr and BMC to [Esslingen: Conrad Fyner]. First distinguished by Victor Scholderer, ‘Notes on the Incunabula of Esslingen', Gb Jb (1950), 167-71, 168 as the Printer of the 1472 Aquinas ‘Summa'; Kurt Ohly, ‘Eggestein, Fyner, Knoblochtzer', Gb Jb (1962), 122-35, argues for Heinrich Eggestein as printer.


Collation: [a–g10 h–l12.10 m4 n10 o12 p10 q6].

Remarks: Collation as BMC, not as GW.


ISTC: ic00027000, ip00416000

GW: GW 5874;

Hain: H *4224 (I); H *4226 (II);

Goff: Goff C‑27; P‑416;

BMC: BMC II 512;

Proctor: Pr 2456;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑24; CIBN P‑170; Hillard 1558; Rhodes 492; Sack, Freiburg, 892, 2745; Sheppard 269.

LCN: 13890277


Copy number: C-015(1)

Wanting the blank leaves [q5,6].

Binding: Eighteenth-century English (c.1796) gold-tooled diced calf; gilt-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns; purple silk bookmark; bound for the Bodleian Library; the gold stamp of the Library on both covers.

Size: 305 × 225 × 32 mm.

Size of leaf: 296 × 204 mm.

Principal initials are supplied in blue or red with pen-flourishing in red or blue; other initials are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Lüder Kulenkamp (1724-1794); sale (Göttingen, 1796), lot 451 no. 1. Purchased for £1. 6. 6; see Books Purchased (1796), 1.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 2.7.

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