Cicero, Marcus Tullius
Rhetorica ad C. Herennium (ed. Omnibonus Leonicenus), et al.
Analysis of Content
a2r Cicero, Marcus Tullius [pseudo-]: Rhetorica ad C. Herennium. Rhet. Her.
f5v Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De inventione. Edited by Omnibonus Leonicenus. Cic. Inv.
l8r [Verse on Omnibonus' editorial work.] Incipit: ‘Emendata manu sunt exemplaria docta | Omniboni quem dat utraque lingua patrem'; 1 elegiac distich.
Imprint: [Venice: Thomas de Blavis de Alexandria], 1476. Folio.
Collation: a–k6 l8.
GW: GW 6719;
Hain: HC *5060;
Goff: Goff C‑679;
BMC: BMC V 246;
Proctor: Pr 4409;
Others: BSB‑Ink A‑820; Sheppard 3542.
Copy number: C-215(1)
Binding: Nineteenth-century calf; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.
Size: 295 × 215 × 22 mm.
Size of leaf: 288 × 197 mm.
Five endleaves at the beginning containing two manuscript indices, one ‘In utramque rhetoricam communiter' and one ‘In Rhetoricam ad Herennium', written in a fifteenth-century hand. The fifteenth-century manuscript headline of the index ascribes the Ad Herennium to Cornificius. On a1r a cropped note, written in a fifteenth-century hand, with one section entitled, ‘Status et constitucio pro eodem apud oratores accipi consueuerunt', and with incipit; ‘Causa et res que cum certarum personarum . . .'; on a1v: ‘Boicius in 4to thopicorum', with incipit: ‘Rhetorice species sunt tres iudicialis demonstratiua, deliberatiua . . .' Copious early marginal notes in at least two fifteenth-century hands, including the hand of the manuscript index, which inter alia provides extensive commentaries and comparisons with Georgius Trapezuntius.
Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red. Running headlines and book numbers are supplied in black ink.
Provenance: Purchased from Thomas Thorpe (1791-1851), according to note on front endleaf, for £0. 10. 6, but not found in Thorpe's 1827 catalogue; see Books Purchased (1827), 5.
SHELFMARK: Auct. N inf. 1.2.
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