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Bod-Inc: C-142

Catullus, Gaius Valerius



Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v [Privilege to Palladius Fuscus, mentioning the printer, Johannes Tacuinus.] Incipit: ‘[S]erenissime ac excellentissime princeps, et illustrissimum dominium suplicatur uestrae sublimitati . . .’ Privilege granted 14 Mar. 1496.

a2r Fuscus, Palladius: [Letter addressed to] Laurentius Bragadenus. Julia Haig Gaisser, ‘Catullus', CTC VII 240; see Gaisser, Renaissance Readers, 97-102.

a2r Civalellus, Donatus: ‘In Palladii Fusci commentarios endecasyllabon'. CTC VII 240.

a2v ‘Vita Catulli'. Incipit: ‘[V]alerius Catullus quem ob eximiam eruditionem posteriores . . .’ Partly printed in CTC VII 240.

a2v Fuscus, Palladius: [Letter addressed to the reader.] CTC VII 241.

a3r Fuscus, Palladius: [Commentary on Carmina.] Incipit: ‘  “[Q]uoi dono”. Versus est endecasyllabus, idem Phalecius ab inuentore . . .’ Partly printed in CTC VII 241. On the commentary see CTC VII 239-40.

a3r Catullus, Gaius Valerius: [Carmina.]

f6r Fuscus, Palladius: [Valedictory letter addressed to] Laurentius Bragadenus. CTC VII 241.


Imprint: Venice: Johannes Tacuinus, de Tridino, 28 Apr. 1496. Folio.


Collation: a–f6.


ISTC: ic00325000

GW: GW 6390;

Hain: HC *4768;

Goff: Goff C‑325;

BMC: BMC V 530;

Proctor: Pr 5440;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑199; Oates 2114; Sheppard 4531.

LCN: 14838832


Copy number: C-142(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half purple morocco; bound for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 291 × 204 × 10 mm.

Size of leaf: 284 × 194 mm.

A few early marginal notes, extracting key words.

Provenance: Ludovicus Fumarellus (fl. 1500); inscription on f6v: ‘Ego Lodouicus Fumarellus ad quintum cal' Aprilis Vinc[entie] hunc emi 6 marculis librum 1500'. Purchased from Libreria H. F. Münster, 5 June 1883, no. 146, for 15 Lire; see Library Bills (1883).

SHELFMARK: Auct. P inf. 2.4.

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