Cicero, Marcus Tullius
Analysis of Content
[a1r] Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De officiis. Cic. Off.
Imprint: [Rome: Ulrich Han, c.1469]. 4°.
Remarks: Often found with GW 6980, 6993, and 7010.
Collation: [a b10 c8 d e10 f8].
GW: GW 6915;
Hain: H *5251 (I);
BMC: BMC IV 19;
Proctor: Pr 3339 (I);
Others: Sheppard 2655 (I).
Copy number: C-305(1)
2. Marcus Tullius Cicero, De amicitia, sive Laelius de amicitia. [Rome: Ulrich Han, c.1469] (C‑336);
3. Marcus Tullius Cicero, Paradoxa stoicorum. [Rome: Ulrich Han, c.1469] (C‑342);
4. Marcus Tullius Cicero, Cato maior de senectute, et al. [Rome: Ulrich Han, c.1469] (C‑333).
Binding: Parchment over cardboard with coloured pastedowns in Buntpapier; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.
Size: 296 × 212 × 36 mm.
Size of leaf: 286 × 201 mm.
Early marginal and interlinear notes and pointing hands in item 1, mainly providing synonyms; a few notes supplement the text; on the first leaf two corrections of the text in a hand imitating the type-face.
Provenance: Giacomo Soranzo (before 1729-c.1780), 1734; signature on verso of front endleaf: ‘1734. Di Giaco. Soranzo'. Edward Knight (1734-1812); sale (4 May 1821), lot 646, with purchase price noted in the Bodleian copy of the sale catalogue as £8. 15. 0. Purchased for £9. 12. 6; see Books Purchased (1821), 4.
SHELFMARK: Auct. L 5.10(1).
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