Cicero, Marcus Tullius
Pro Milone oratio.
Imprint: [Oxford: Theodoricus Rood, c.1483]. 4°.
Collation: a–e6 (?).
GW: GW 6789 (1,3);
Proctor: Pr 9746;
Others: Duff 104; Madan 2, no. 5 (4); Rhodes 560; Sheppard 7491; STC 5312.
Copy number: C-250(1)
Sheets b3.4 [Cic. Mil. 9. 25–11. 32] and e3.4 [Cic. Mil. 33. 89–35. 97] only.
Binding: Nineteenth-century blue morocco; marbled pastedowns. Upper margins of each leaf repaired.
Size: 243 × 153 × 11 mm.
Size of leaf: 208 × 144 mm.
Letter from W. H. Cope to Coxe (see below), recording that these leaves were formerly endleaves in a volume in the library at Bramshill, containing five treatises dating from 1491 to 1505, and probably bound in Oxford for William Cope. Note on the typography by W. Blades, dated 31 Jan. 1889, on a slip of blue paper attached to recto of front endleaf. Sheppard records the following note by [Falconer Madan], which appears to be missing: ‘They were fly-leaves in a volume containing five treatises dated from 1491 to 1505, probably bound in Oxford for William Cope (d. 1513), who lived [at Hanwell] near Banbury'; this volume of treatises has not been identified in the manuscript catalogue, drawn up in 1772, and now Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. misc. c. 307.
Provenance: Possibly Sir William Cope (1450-1513). Revd Sir William Henry Cope (1811-1892), 12th Bt, of Bramshill; Third Report of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts (London, 1872), 244 [report on the library at Bramshill compiled by Alfred J. Horwood]: ‘P.S. Some fly-leaves in a volume in the library gave evidence that Roode, the Oxford printer, issued an edition of the Orations of Cicero, a fact not previously known . . .’ Presented by Cope in 1872: a letter dated 28 Mar. 1872, addressed to [H. O.] Coxe, is attached to the pastedown.
Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. R sup. 3.
SHELFMARK: Arch. G d.33.
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