Cicero, Marcus Tullius
Analysis of Content
[a2r] Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De oratore. Cic. De Orat.
Imprint: [Rome: Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz, c.1468-9]. 4°.
Remarks: Probably issued with GW 6754 (C‑236).
Collation: [a–i10 k8 l12].
GW: GW 6744;
Hain: H 5105 (I); R 473;
Goff: Goff C‑656;
BMC: BMC IV 5;
Proctor: Pr 3295 (I);
Others: BSB‑Ink C‑315 (I); Sheppard 2605 (I).
Copy number: C-228(1)
2. Marcus Tullius Cicero, Brutus, et al. Rome: In Domo Petri de Maximis [Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz], 12 Jan. 1469 (C‑236).
Binding: Contemporary south German (Nuremberg?) blind-tooled leather over modern boards, with two metal clasps; corner-pieces(?) and boss on the lower cover lost. On both covers fillets form concentric frames; on the upper cover, within the outer frame is a repeated foliate staff stamp; in the inner rectangle a headed-outline tool makes up merrythoughts each containing a fleuron (very similar to Kyriß pl. 53, no. 1 (workshop no. 23)); on the lower cover the inner rectangle is divided by fillets into triangular compartments with a rosette stamp at the intersection of the fillets. Remains of manuscript labels on spine. A slip of paper notes that the book was repaired with new boards, Aug. 1908, by F. J. Ward.
Size: 300 × 205 × 63 mm.
Size of leaf: 287 × 194 mm.
Rubric titles are supplied in red. Title, in black ink, along lower edge: ‘Tullius De oratore'.
Provenance: Behaim von Schwarzburg family, Nuremberg. Nuremberg, Stadtbibliothek; see Christoph Theophil von Murr, Memorabilia Bibliothecarum Publicarum Norimbergensium et Universitatis Altdorfinae, 3 vols (Nuremberg, 1786-9), at I 266-7, with shelfmark no. 47; a circular book-plate on [a2r] containing three shields with the arms of Nuremberg and one with those of Behaim von Schwarzburg, lettered above ‘Bib. Nor.'; see Warnecke 1473. ‘A.373' in pencil on upper pastedown. Unidentified symbol in black ink on upper pastedown: a cross on a hill, with a star on each side. Purchased for £31. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1842), 13.
SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 3.25(1).
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