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Bod-Inc: C-220

Cicero, Marcus Tullius

Rhetorica ad C. Herennium, et al.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Maturantius (Mataratius) Perusinus, Franciscus: [Letter addressed to] Antonius Moretus Brixiensis. Incipit: ‘[I]n aequo beatitudinis gradu in quadam ad Tacitum . . .’

a2r Maturantius (Mataratius) Perusinus, Franciscus: [Letter addressed to] Antonius Moretus Brixiensis. Incipit: ‘[M]isi ad te epistolam quam addas . . .’

a2r Mancinellus, Antonius: [Introductory letter, addressed to Hieronymus Omphredi Justinianus.] ‘Rhetoricen ad Herennium esse Ciceronis'. 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 nouae 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. ‘Rhetoricae ueteris liber primus [–secundus]'. Cic. Inv.


Imprint: Venice: Philippus Pincius, 12 Sept. 1500. Folio.


Collation: a–z & A6 B C8.


ISTC: ic00685000

GW: GW 6732;

Hain: H *5085;

Goff: Goff C‑685;

Proctor: Pr 5325;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑824; Oates 2078; Sack, Freiburg, 1028; Sheppard 4411.

LCN: 14886123


Copy number: C-220(1)

Bound with:
2. Marcus Tullius Cicero, Tusculanae disputationes. Venice: Bartholomaeus de Zanis, 17 July 1499 (C‑298).

Binding: Parchment over pasteboards; marbled edges; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 317 × 226 × 45 mm.

Size of leaf: 308 × 208 mm.

A few early marginal notes; frequent corrections in the text in the same hand in both items.

Provenance: Rome, Dominicans, S. Maria supra Minervam; inscription on a1r: ‘Conuentus Minerue ponatur in scamno 3 ex parte meridionali'. Purchased for £0. 10. 6; see Books Purchased (1789), 4.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 2.5(1).

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