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Bod-Inc: C-209

Cicero, Marcus Tullius

Rhetorica ad C. Herennium.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Cicero, Marcus Tullius [pseudo-]: Rhetorica ad C. Herennium. Rhet. Her.


Imprint: [Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 1470]. 4°.

Remarks: Probably issued with GW 6733 (C‑222). The first three lines set up as GW, not as BMC.


Collation: [a–f10 g8].


ISTC: ic00672000

GW: GW 6709;

Hain: H *5057 (I);

Goff: Goff C‑672;

BMC: BMC V 166;

Proctor: Pr 4065 (I);

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑817 (I); Lowry, Jenson, 239, no. 4; Oates 1624 (I); Sheppard 3237 (I).


Copy number: C-209(1)

Bound with:
2. Marcus Tullius Cicero, De inventione, sive Rhetorica vetus. Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 1470 (C‑222).

Binding: Half red morocco over wooden boards; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 305 × 203 × 53 mm.

Size of leaf: 285 × 188 mm.

In the first gathering, early marginal notes extracting key words and phrases, some in red ink.

On [a1r] a six-line Italian epigraphic initial ‘E' is supplied in gold, surrounded by white vine-stems on a blue, pink, and green ground. See Pächt and Alexander II, 109 no. pr. 60. The two items in the volume are decorated in the same style.

Provenance: Jacobus Bettonius (sixteenth century); signature on [g10v] of item 2: ‘Jacobus Bettonius'; also: ‘Jacopino Bectonius se questo libro'(?). Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792); printed label of the sale (1789), part III, lot 3215; in the annotated catalogue marked down to Payne for Fl. 100. Purchased through Payne for £8. 15. 0; see Books Purchased (1790), 6.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 3.2(1).

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