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Bod-Inc: C-219

Cicero, Marcus Tullius

Rhetorica ad C. Herennium, et al.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.] ‘M. T. C. Rhetoricorum libri cum tribus commentariis.’

a1v Maturantius (Mataratius) Perusinus, Franciscus: [Letter addressed to] Antonius Moretus Brixiensis. Incipit: ‘[I]n aequo beatitudinis gradu in quadam ad Tacitum . . .’

a1v Maturantius (Mataratius) Perusinus, Franciscus: [Letter addressed to] Antonius Moretus Brixiensis. Incipit: ‘[M]isi ad te epistolam quam addas . . .’

a2r Mancinellus, Antonius: ‘Rhetoricen ad Herennium esse Ciceronis'. [Introductory letter, addressed to] Hieronymus Omphredi Justinianus. Incipit: ‘[A] quo uerba in ordinem primum redacta, vbinam primus orator . . .’

a2v ‘Tituli uoluminis primi'.

a3r Maturantius (Mataratius) Perusinus, Franciscus: [Commentary on Rhetorica ad Herennium.] Incipit: ‘  “[E]tsi negociis familiaribus”. Titulus est Marci Tullii Ciceronis ad Herennium . . .’

a3r Cicero, Marcus Tullius [pseudo-]: Rhetorica ad C. Herennium. ‘Rhetorices novae liber primus [–quartus]'. Rhet. Her.

a3r Mancinellus, Antonius: [Commentary on Rhetorica ad Herennium, addressed to] Hieronymus Omphredi Justinianus. Incipit: ‘  “[E]tsi negociis familiaribus impediti”. Primum beniuolentiam captat a persona sua . . .’ The distinction between the two commentaries is not maintained after f4r.

s6v Victorinus, Gaius Marius Fabius: [Commentary on De inventione.] See C‑208.

t1r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De inventione. ‘Rhetorices ueteris liber primus [–secundus]'. Cic. Inv.


Imprint: Venice: Philippus Pincius, 8 July 1496. Folio.


Collation: a–z6 &6 A6 B C8.


ISTC: ic00683000

GW: GW 6730;

Hain: HC *5083 = H 5082;

Goff: Goff C‑683;

Proctor: Pr 5313;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑823; Rhodes 589; Sheppard 4402.

LCN: 14886080


Copy number: C-219(1)

Bound with:
1. Omnibonus Leonicenus, Commentum in Ciceronis Oratorem. Vicenza: [Johannes de Reno?], 22 Dec. 1476 (L‑089); see also C‑233(2) for three leaves of Pr 4705, one bound before, and two after, this item. A pencil note on the verso of the second leaf of Pr 4705 (bound after Leonicenus) shows that a fragment of Cicero, Orator. De fato. Topica. Timaeus. [Bod-inc. C‑237 = Pr 5035] was also formerly bound in this volume: ‘Fragmentary dupl. of Auct. P infra II.9 taken out'; this fragment has not been located.

Wanting the blank leaf C8.

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf, for the Bodleian Library; the gold stamp of the Library on both covers. Spine damaged; the upper cover loose.

Size: 299 × 215 × 48 mm.

Size of leaf: 285 × 191 mm.

Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century(?) marginal notes, some cropped, mainly extracting key words and correcting the text.

Provenance: Oliviero Arzignano (fl. 1487); signature on a1r: ‘Olivarius Arsignanensis'. Item 1 acquired by 1605; see James, Catalogus (1605), 342, shelfmark L. 1.5. [Art.]; item 2 not found; item 1 is probably the copy mentioned in the Benefactors' Register I 32, given by Edward James (?1570-1617) in 1601: ‘Omnibonus Leonicenus in Cic. de Oratore cum Georgii Vallae et Fabii Victorii Com. in alios lib. Ciceronis. fo. Vicent. 1476'; the two items were certainly not together from early times: a1r shows clear signs of having been a first leaf; the items were certainly together when they had the shelfmark CC 18 Art.: 18 written across the fore-edge.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 2.3(2).

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