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Bod-Inc: C-301

Cicero, Marcus Tullius

De natura deorum, et al.


Analysis of Content

a1r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De natura deorum. Cic. N.D.

2A1r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De divinatione. Cic. Div.

aa1r [Table of contents, giving the order of works as described here.]

aa1v Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De legibus. Cic. Leg.

dd1r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Academica. ‘Fragmenta ex Academicis. In duobus diuisa libris.' ‘Academicarum quaestionum libri duo'. ‘Academicarum quæstionum liber primus qui primus falso inscribebatur pars libelli Ciceronis de philosophia.' ‘Academicarum quaestionum liber secundus qui prius falso inscribebatur Ad Hortensium'. Cic. Ac.

A1r [Table of contents, giving the following order of works: De finibus, De natura deorum, De divinatione, De legibus, Academica, Commentariolum petitionis, De fato, De universitate, Somnium Scipionis.]

A2r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De finibus bonorum et malorum. Cic. Fin.

HH1r Cicero, Quintus Tullius: Commentariolum petitionis. ‘De petitione consulatus'. Cic. Comment. Pet.

HH5r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De fato. Cic. Fat.

II3r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Timaeus. ‘De uniuersitate'. Cic. Tim.

II6v Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Somnium Scipionis. Cic. Rep. 6. 9-26.


Imprint: Venice: Simon Bevilaqua [and Petrus de Quarengiis], 18 Sept. 1496. Folio.


Collation: Part I: De natura deorum: a–e6; part II: De divinatione: A–C6 D4; part III: De legibus. Academica: aa bb6 cc4 dd–ff6; part IV: De finibus, etc.: A8 B–G6 HH6 II8.

Types: Type: With the exception of A2.5 Fin. (gatherings A–G) is printed with type 109 R of Petrus de Quarengiis.


ISTC: ic00572000

GW: GW 6905 (Anm. 1,2);

Hain: HC *5232 (II–IV);

Goff: Goff C‑572, C‑567;

BMC: BMC V 521;

Proctor: Pr 5399;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑375; Sheppard 4474.

LCN: 14883295


Copy number: C-301(1)

Arranged following the order of the second table of contents, here bound first.

Binding: Italian(?) eighteenth-century parchment over pasteboard; endpapers watermarked with three crescents and a fleur-de-lis surrouded by the letters A and G; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 311 × 210 × 25 mm.

Size of leaf: 303 × 200 mm.

Early manuscript note on II8v: ‘Catalusso tam via quam [ ] est . . .’

Provenance: Area of heavy erasure(?) on A2r. William Pickering. Purchased via Charles J. Stewart at Pickering's sale (London: Sotheby's, 30 Oct. 1854), lot 950, for £0. 2. 6; see Library Bills (1851-5), 418; Books Purchased (1855), 14.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P 3.28.

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