Cicero, Marcus Tullius
Analysis of Content
[a2r] Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Tusculanae disputationes. Cic. Tusc.
Imprint: Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 1472. Folio/4°.
Remarks: The Bodleian copies are in 4°.
Collation: [a10 b–g8 h6 i–l8].
GW: GW 6890;
Hain: H *5313;
Goff: Goff C‑631;
BMC: BMC V 171, XII 13;
Proctor: Pr 4088;
Others: BSB‑Ink C‑403; Lowry, Jenson, 242, no. 28; Oates 1633; Sheppard 3255-6.
Copy number: C-292(1)
Wanting the blank leaves [a1] and [l7-8].
Last word on [f3r]: ‘uoluptatē'.
Binding: English (London) eighteenth-century (c.1790) red morocco for the Bodleian Library, probably by H. Walther; single gilt fillets on both covers and on the spine; Greek key roll on the turn-ins; marbled pastedowns; gilt-edged leaves; the gold stamp of the Library on both covers.
Size: 283 × 207 × 30 mm.
Size of leaf: 272 × 190 mm.
Early marginal notes, especially towards the end, extracting key phrases.
On [a2r] a six-line initial is supplied in gold on a ground of blue and olive green; the area defined by the letter is divided into a red and a green section straddled by a crude silver foliate(?) ornament; white and silver dots; a paragraph mark is supplied in red.
Provenance: Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792); sale (1789), part II lot 1539, pencil no. on [l6v]; in the annotated catalogue marked down to Payne for Fl. 75. Purchased through Payne for £6. 11. 0; see Books Purchased (1790), 6.
SHELFMARK: Auct. N 2.21.
Copy number: C-292(2)
Wanting the blank leaf [l8].
Last word on [f3r]: ‘uoluptates'.
Binding: Parchment over pasteboards; edges green.
Size: 297 × 210 × 34 mm.
Size of leaf: 285 × 193 mm.
Early marginal notes, some in the hand of the ex libris inscription, mainly extracting key words. Unread note on recto of front endleaf.
Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red. Capital strokes and underlining in red.
Provenance: Vienna, Dominicans, S. Maria; inscription on [a1r]: ‘Iste liber est conuentus Wienn' ordinis fratrum predicatorum in Austria'. Purchased for £5. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1851), 16.
SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 4.24.
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