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Bod-Inc: C-224

Cicero, Marcus Tullius

De inventione, et al.


Analysis of Content

Part I.

a1v Victorinus, Gaius Marius Fabius: [Commentary on De inventione.] See C‑208.

a2r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De inventione. ‘Rhetoricae ueteris liber primus [–ultimus]'. Cic. Inv.

Part II

A2r [Guarinus, Baptista: Commentary on Rhetorica ad Herennium.] Incipit: ‘[S]olebant maiores in exponendis libris multa . . .’ See Sabbadini 93-7.

A2r Cicero, Marcus Tullius [pseudo-]: Rhetorica ad C. Herennium. Rhet. Her.


Imprint: Venice: Baptista de Tortis, 24 Jan. 1481/2. Folio.


Collation: Part I: a–l8 m4; part II: A8 B–O6.


ISTC: ic00647000

GW: GW 6736;

Hain: HC *5076;

Goff: Goff C‑647;

BMC: BMC V 322, XII 23;

Proctor: Pr 4605;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑303; Rhodes 580; Sheppard 3825.

LCN: 14886148


Copy number: C-224(1)

Wanting the blank leaf A1.

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf; bound for Kloß; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 305 × 225 × 43 mm.

Size of leaf: 295 × 210 mm.

Early marginal and interlinear notes in a number of German hands. The interlinear notes mainly provide glosses; the marginal notes comment on the text.

Initials are supplied in red, blue, or interlocked red and blue, many with extensions into the margins. Paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue. Running book numbers are supplied in red and blue. Capital strokes and some underlining in red.

Provenance: Heavily erased inscription, dated 1814, on O6v. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 1038. Purchased for £1. 0. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 7.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P 3.11.

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