Cicero, Marcus Tullius
Rhetorica ad C. Herennium.
Analysis of Content
a2r Cicero, Marcus Tullius [pseudo-]: Rhetorica ad C. Herennium. Rhet. Her.
Imprint: Naples: Mathias Moravus, [c.1476]. Folio.
Remarks: Probably issued with GW 6758.
Collation: a10 b–d8 e f6 g8 h6.
Remarks: GW records a second collation: a–e8 f6 g8 h6.
GW: GW 6718;
Hain: HCR 5068;
Goff: Goff C‑678;
BMC: BMC VI 862;
Proctor: Pr 6699;
Others: Fava–Bresciano 111; Sheppard 5433.
Copy number: C-214(1)
2. Marcus Tullius Cicero, De oratore. Venice: Andreas de Paltasichis, 20 Aug. 1478 (C‑232(1)).
Wanting the blank leaf a1.
Leaf a2 signed ai, a3 aii, etc.
Binding: Seventeenth/eighteenth-century diced russia. Each cover is decorated with a single gold fillet, with four gold-tooled floral corner-pieces, with a dolphin beneath a crown and small stars, and the spine decorated with gold floral and ornamental tools.
Size: 286 × 213 × 37 mm.
Size of leaf: 280 × 197 mm.
Early marginal and interlinear notes on leaves a2-3, mainly providing synonyms.
Provenance: A Catalogue of a Very Extensive and Curious Collection of Books . . . (London: Thomas Payne, 1788), no. 724. Acquired by Michael Wodhull (1740-1816) in 1788, at Payne's sale; see notes on front endleaf, apparently by Wodhull: ‘Payne's sale, Feb. 22d. 1788 £3. 3. =.'; not found in Wodhull's sales in 1801 or 1803. Purchased for £1. 7. 6; see Books Purchased (1835), 8.
SHELFMARK: Auct. N inf. 1.31(1).
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