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Bod-Inc: C-276

Cicero, Marcus Tullius

Epistolae ad familiares (comm. Hubertinus Clericus Crescentinas).


Analysis of Content

a1v Accursius Pisanus, Bonus: [Letter addressed to] Johannes Franciscus Turrianus. Incipit: ‘Cum omnes homines ut stoicorum sententia est . . .’

a2r Clericus Crescentinas, Hubertinus: [Letter addressed to] Bonus Accursius Pisanus. Incipit: ‘Cum iam multos et eosdem utiles libros, uir eruditissime Bone Accursi . . .’

a2v Clericus Crescentinas, Hubertinus: [Commentary on Epistolae ad familiares.] Incipit: ‘[H]uius uoluminis epistolas etsi omnes communi appellatione . . . “[E]go omni officio”. Sensus est ego omne officium meum aut . . .’

a4r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Epistolae ad familiares. Cic. Fam. 1-10; 11. 1-26; 11. 28; 11. 27; 11. 29; 12; 13. 1-49; 2. 14; 13. 50-79; 14; 15. 1-6; 15. 9; 15. 7-8; 15. 10-21; 16. 5; 16. 7; 16. 1-4; 16. 6; 16. 8-9; 16. 11-12; 16. 10; 16. 15; 16. 14; 16. 13; 16. 16-27.

O5r [Colophon.]

O5v [Clericus Crescentinas, Hubertinus: Valedictory letter addressed to] Bonus Accursius Pisanus. Incipit: ‘Habes, doctissime atque optime Bone Accursi Pisane, opus longe maius atque huberius . . .’ Saxius 484.

O6r Clericus Crescentinas, Hubertinus: [Verse addressed to the book.] ‘Hubertinus Clericus Crescentinas librum suum alloquitur'. Incipit: ‘Vade, liber, nobis propere dimissus et acris | Inuidiae telis saepe petendus abi'; 23 elegiac distichs.

O6v Platinus, Petrus Antonius: [Verse dedicated to] Octavianus Vicomercatus. Incipit: ‘Ingeniis antiqua suis ne secula tantum | Illustrata putes inclita nostra uide'; 8 elegiac distichs.


Imprint: Venice: [Baptista de Tortis], 1481. Folio.


Collation: a–d8 e6 f–y8 z10 A–O8.


ISTC: ic00522000

GW: GW 6835;

Hain: H *5188 = 5228;

Goff: Goff C‑522;


Proctor: Pr 4606;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑333; Sheppard 3823.

LCN: 14840966


Copy number: C-276(1)

Wanting the blank leaf O8.

Sheet E4.5 incorrectly imposed with parts of 3. 10 and 3. 13.

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf with gold fillets, a repeated small gold floral stamp on the spine, and marbled fore-edge.

Size: 296 × 206 × 43 mm.

Size of leaf: 284 × 188 mm.

Initials supplied in red or interlocked red and blue; paragraph marks supplied in red. Some manuscript catchwords supplied in black ink in an early hand.

Provenance: Desiderius Birstorff (fl. 1487); title of book and inscription on a1r: ‘Desiderius de Birstorff magnus ecclesie Deodatensi prepositus'. Desiderius Birstorff the younger (fl. 1487), as gift of his uncle; inscription on O6v: ‘Hunc librum michi Desiderio de Birstorff juniori dedit patruus meus magister Desiderius de Birstorff ecclesie sancti Deodati magnus prepositus et Tullensis canonicus et hoc fuit cum redirem ab vniuersitate Aquensi in Prouincia anno domini millesimo cccc octuagesimo septimo duodecima Aprilis'. Guyot (eighteenth century?); printed label on verso of front endleaf. Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843); book-plate with handwritten shelfmark ‘VII.D.f.19': see Lee, Royal Bookplates, 41, no. 24; sale, presumably pt V, lot 237, where it is recorded as being bound in russia. Purchased for £0. 17. 0; see Books Purchased (1845), 7.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 4.12.

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