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Bod-Inc: C-231

Cicero, Marcus Tullius

De oratore.


Analysis of Content

a1r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De oratore. Cic. De Orat. The first part of Book 1 is entitled ‘praefatio' in the incunable edition.

m6r [Colophon.]

m6v Cicero, Marcus Tullius: [Note on the De oratore, addressed to] Quintus Lepta. Cic. Fam. 6. 18. 4.

m6v [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Felices quibus insonabis aures | O nate ingenio liber peracri'; 22 Phalaecian hendecasyllables.


Imprint: Milan: Philippus de Lavagnia, 8 Nov. 1477. 4°.


Collation: a–k8 l m6.


ISTC: ic00659000

GW: GW 6748;

Hain: HC *5101;

Goff: Goff C‑659;

BMC: BMC VI 705;

Proctor: Pr 5858;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑318; Sheppard 4817.

LCN: 14885350


Copy number: C-231(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf; marbled paper boards; bound for Kloß.

Size: 287 × 212 × 25 mm.

Size of leaf: 279 × 195 mm.

Some early marginal annotations.

Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; see sale (1835), lot 1047, where it is listed as a folio. Purchased for £1. 15. 0; see Books Purchased (1840), 8.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 3.14.

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