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Bod-Inc: C-307

Cicero, Marcus Tullius

De officiis, et al.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De officiis. Cic. Off.

[k4r] [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Tulius Hesperios cupiens conponere mores | Edidit hos libros appellans Officiorum'; 6 hexameters. See Walther, Initia, 19546.

[k4v] Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Paradoxa stoicorum. Cic. Parad.

[l6r] Basilius [pseudo-; Euphorbius: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[l6r] Asmenius] [pseudo-; Julianus: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[l6r] Lyomannus [pseudo-; Hilasius: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[l6r] Eusorbius [pseudo-; Palladius: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[l6v] Julianus [pseudo-; Asclepiades: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[l6v] Hilasius [pseudo-; Eustherius: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[l6v] Palladius [pseudo-; Pompilianus: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[l6v] Asclepias [pseudo-; Maximinus: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[l7r] Eustenius [pseudo-; Vitalis: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[l7r] Pompelianus [pseudo-; Basilius: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[l7r] Maximinus (Maximus) [pseudo-; Asmenius: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[l7r] Vitalis [pseudo-; Vomanius: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[l7v] Apollonius: [Epitaph for Cicero] ‘secundum Plutarchum'. Incipit: ‘Te nempe, Cicero, et laudo et admiror . . .’ Explicit: per te Romam accessisse’

[l7v] [Colophon.]

[l8r] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: Carmen. Hor. Carm. 4. 7.


Imprint: [Mainz]: Johann Fust and Peter Schoeffer, 1465. Folio.


Collation: [a–l8].


ISTC: ic00575000

GW: GW 6921 (Anm. 1,3);

Hain: HR 5238;

Goff: Goff C‑575;

BMC: BMC I 23;

Proctor: Pr 80;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑309; de Ricci, Mayence, 84; R. W. Hunt and others, The Survival of Ancient Literature: Catalogue of an Exhibition of Greek and Latin Classical Manuscripts Mainly from Oxford Libraries Displayed on the Occasion of the Triennial Meeting of the Hellenic and Roman Societies (Oxford, 1975), no. 148; Oates 27; Rhodes 566; Sheppard 36.

LCN: 14884712


Copy number: C-307(1)

Binding: Early eighteenth-century English red morocco over wooden boards, bound for the Bodleian; marbled pastedowns; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on the upper cover. Rebacked. On both covers triple gold fillets form an outer frame, within which is a floral roll; triple fillets form an inner frame, within which is a cresting roll; the inner rectangle is decorated with an ornamental centre-piece, containing an eagle displayed, the centre-piece on the upper cover being obscured by the Bodleian's gold stamp. The spine is decorated with a floral and other small ornamental tools. This replaced a binding which had at one stage been chained, since there are staple-marks of a hasp on the front endleaf, previously the front pastedown.

Size: 264 × 184 × 40 mm.

Size of leaf: 252 × 170 mm.

Printed on parchment.

Back parchment endleaf, stained green, contains the text of Verg., A. 9.687-709, 712-35 written in a ninth-century hand: see SC 3084.

On [l7v] a manuscript note in a sixteenth-century hand, previously ascribed to Robert Talbot: ‘Hic est ille Johannes Faustus coadiutor Johannis Gotenbergii primi typographie inventoris'.

Principal initials are supplied in red, blue, or interlocked red and blue, within a pen-work border and with pen-work decoration in the area defined by the letter and extensions into the margins in red or purple. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue. Capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Ownership formerly attributed to Robert Talbot (1505?-1558), with reference to Neil R. Ker, ‘Medieval Manuscripts from Norwich Cathedral Priory', Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society, 1 (1949), 1-28, at 3 and pl. 1A, being an illustration of Talbot's hand in a Cambridge manuscript; however, the letters which Ker regards as being distinctive do not seem to match those in the inscription in this incunable. Thomas Draper (1563-post 1612). Donated by Draper in 1601: see Letters of Sir Thomas Bodley, no. 5; this item omitted in Benefactors' Register I 36; James, ‘Catalogus' (1602), fol. 218v; James, Catalogus (1605), 297; inscription on recto of front endleaf: ‘Ex dono Tho. Draper, in artibus magistri, et socii Coll. Omnium Animarum'.

Former Bodleian shelfmarks: Arch. A 147; Arch. B 95; Arch. C 93.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 3.6.

Copy number: C-307(2)


Leaf [f8] only, printed on parchment.

Bound with a large number of other miscellaneous fragments in a modern guard-book.

Size of fragment: 235 × 155 mm.

Note on the recto by Douce.

Two-line initials and running book numbers are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Francis Douce (1757-1834). Bequeathed in 1834

SHELFMARK: Douce Fragm. b.1(2).

Copy number: C-307(3)

Fragment, printed on paper.

Leaf [k2] only, badly damaged. Two lumps of red sealing wax on the recto.

Bound as copy 2 above.

Size of fragment: 181 × 118 mm.

Note by Douce in red ink on the recto.

Provenance: Francis Douce (1757-1834). Bequeathed in 1834

SHELFMARK: Douce Fragm. b.1(3).

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