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Bod-Inc: C-249

Cicero, Marcus Tullius

Orationes selectae.


Analysis of Content

a1r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Pro lege Manilia. ‘Pro lege Manilia siue de laudibus Cn. Pompeii siue de imperatore diligendo oratio.’ Cic. Man.

b5v Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Pro Archia. Cic. Arch.

b11v Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Pro Ligario. Cic. Lig.

c5v Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Pro Marcello. Cic. Marc.

c10v Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De lege agraria 3. Cic. Agr.

d1r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Post reditum in senatu. ‘Qua senatui gratias agit post reditum suum oratio'. Cic. Red. sen.


Imprint: [Paris: Louis Martineau, c.1482-4]. 4°.


Collation: a8 b c12 d8.


ISTC: ic00550100

GW: GW 6773;

Hain: HC 5151;


Proctor: Pr 7923A;

Others: Oates 2910; Sheppard 6179.

LCN: 14842287


Copy number: C-249(1)

Bound with:
1. Laurentius Gulielmus Traversanus, de Saona, Rhetorica nova sive Margarita eloquentie castigatae. St Albans: [Schoolmaster Printer], 1480 (T‑237);
3. Mahomet II, Epistola magni Turci. Laudivius Zacchia, Epistola ad Francinum Beltrandum. [Cologne: Johann Guldenschaff, c.1480] (M‑020(1)).

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf, rebacked; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; bound for the Bodleian; title of item 1 along the fore-edge of item 1: ‘Margarit. Eloqia'.

Size: 215 × 153 × 39 mm.

Size of leaf: 208 × 146 mm.

Early English marginal notes mainly structuring the text; interlinear notes provide synonyms.

Partial rubrication: on a1r, b5v, b11r-v, and b12r initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red, with capital strokes in red. Foliation in pencil: 364-403, continuing the earlier ink pagination of item 1.

Provenance: Joseph Maynard (1607?–1670); inscription on a1r of item 1: ‘Liber Bib. Bodleianæ ex dono Josephi Maynard in Artibus magistri et Socii Coll. Exon̄ Anno Domini 1635'. Given the similarities in the manuscript annotations in items 1 and 2 (for instance, the rubrication of some marginal notes), these two items were probably travelling together from the sixteenth century, and would, therefore, both have been presented in 1635; all three items were certainly together by 1674 (see below).

Former Bodleian shelfmark: 4° G 46 Art along the fore-edge; all three items with this shelfmark in 1674 (item 1 p. 137; item 2 p. 162; item 3 p. 213).

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 5.8(2).

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