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Bod-Inc: C-139

Catullus, Gaius Valerius

Carmina (ed. Hieronymus Squarzaficus).


Analysis of Content

a1v [Polentonus, Sicco: Life of Catullus.] Edited by Hieronymus Squarzaficus. Allenspach–Frasso 265, and, on the lives in general, 247.

a2r Guarinus Veronensis [pseudo-; Campesanus, Benvenutus]: ‘Hextichum . . . in libellum Valerii Catulli'.’ Catullus, Carmina, ed. R. Ellis (Oxford, 1904), p. v, n. 1; see Remigio Sabbadini, ‘Se Guarino Veronese abbia fatto una recensione di Catullo?', Revista di filologia e istruzione classica, 13 (1885), 266-9; Roberto Weiss, ‘Benvenuto Campesani (1250/52-1323)', Bollettino del Museo Civico di Padova, 54 (1955), 129-44; see Walther, Initia, 413.

a2r Catullus, Gaius Valerius: [Carmina.] Catul.

Part II: Tibullus.

[2a1v] [Polentonus, Sicco]: ‘Tibulli vita'.’ Edited by Hieronymus Squarzaficus. Allenspach–Frasso 265-6.

[2a2r] Tibullus, Albius: [Elegiae.] Tib. See R. H. R[ouse] and M. D. R[eeve], ‘Tibullus', Texts and Transmission, 420-5.

[2d6v] ‘Summa uitae Albii Tibulli'. Albius Tibullus, Carmina, ed. G. Luck (Stuttgart, 1998), 11.

[2d6v] [Domitius Marsus]: ‘Epitaphium Tibulli'.’ Tibullus, ed. Luck, 112; on the attribution of authorship; see R. H. R[ouse] and M. D. R[eeve], ‘Tibullus', Texts and Transmission, 424.

[2d6v] Ovidius Naso, Publius: ‘Epistola in qua conqueritur de morte Tibulli'.’ Incipit: ‘[M]emnona si mater, mater plorauit Achillem | Et tangunt magnas tristia facta deas'. Ov. Am. 3. 9.

Part III: Propertius.

[A1v] [Polentonus, Sicco]: ‘Vita Propertii'.’ Edited by Hieronymus Squarzaficus. Allenspach–Frasso 266-7.

[A2r] Propertius, Sextus Aurelius: [Elegiae.] Prop. See R. J. T[arrant], ‘Propertius', Texts and Transmission, 324-6.

[H6v] [Printer's note on the publishers.] Incipit: ‘Catulli, Tibulli, Propertii et liber Siluarum Statii Papinii in isto uolumine . . .’

Part IV: Statius.

[2A1r] Statius, Publius Papinius: Silvae. Stat. Silv.


Imprint: [Milan: Philippus de Lavagnia] for Johannes de Colonia and Johannes Manthen, 1475. Folio.


Collation: Part I (Catullus): a–c8 [d e6]; part II (Tibullus): [2a–d8]; part III (Propertius): [A–F8 G H6]; part IV: (Statius): [2A–D8 E F8 G H6].


ISTC: ic00322000

GW: GW 6387;

Hain: HC 4759; R 334 (Statius);

Goff: Goff C‑322 (incl. S‑699);

BMC: BMC VI 702;

Proctor: Pr 4303;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑197; Rhodes 528; Sheppard 4806-7.

LCN: 14009947, 14838890


Copy number: C-139(1)

Wanting the blank leaves [e6], [d8], and [H6].

Signatures cut away.

Binding: Eighteenth-century English red morocco (c.1790), bound by Walther for the Bodleian Library; ticket on recto of front endleaf; gilt-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns; the gold stamp of the Library on both covers. The previous binding is described by Morelli as Dutch.

Size: 277 × 177 × 38 mm.

Size of leaf: 267 × 162 mm.

Principal initials are supplied in gold on a blue, red, and green ground, with reserved white vine-stem decoration; foliate extensions with some gold dotting in the outer margin; Italian, perhaps from Rome: see Pächt and Alexander II, 108 no. pr. 33. Other epigraphic initials are supplied in blue.

Provenance: Maffeo Pinelli (1735-1785); see Morelli (1787), II 4496; sale (1789), lot 9397. Purchased through Peter Elmsley for £22. 11. 6; see the annotated sale catalogue and Books Purchased (1789), 6.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 3.3.

Copy number: C-139(2)

Part IV (Statius) only.

Wanting the blank leaf [H6].

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) English diced red morocco, with gold-tooled fillets and spine; gilt-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 242 × 166 × 20 mm.

Size of leaf: 232 × 150 mm.

Occasional marginal annotations and ‘nota' marks.

On [2A1r] a six-line epigraphic initial ‘D' is supplied in pink on a ground of blue, red, and green and with reserved white vine-stem decoration. Other epigraphic initials are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Acquired between 1835 and 1847; see Catalogus (1843), Appendix, 884.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 5.6.

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