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Bod-Inc: C-311

Cicero, Marcus Tullius

De officiis, et al.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De officiis. Cic. Off.

[k4v] [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Tullius Hesperios cupiens componere mores | Edidit hos libros appellans Offitiorum'; 6 hexameters. See Walther, Initia, 19546.

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

[l6r] Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De amicitia. Cic. Amic.

[o1r] Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De senectute. Cic. Sen.

[q3r] Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Somnium Scipionis. Cic. Rep. 6. 9-26.

[q8r] [Colophon.]

[q8r] [Verse on the printer.] Incipit: ‘E Spira nato Ciceronis opuscula quinque | Hec Vindelino formis impressa fuere'; 2 hexameters.

[r1r] Basilius [pseudo-; Euphorbius: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[r1r] Asmenius [pseudo-; Julianus: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[r1r] Lyomannus [pseudo-; Hilasius: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[r1r] Eusorbius [pseudo-; Palladius: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[r1v] Julianus [pseudo-; Asclepiades: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[r1v] Hilasius [pseudo-; Eustherius: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[r1v] Palladius [pseudo-; Pompilianus: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[r1v] Asclepias [pseudo-; Maximinus: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[r2r] Eustenius [pseudo-; Vitalis: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[r2r] Pompelianus [pseudo-; Basilius: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[r2r] Maximus (Maximinus) [pseudo-; Asmenius: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[r2r] Vitalis [pseudo-; Vomanius: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[r2r] Apollonius: [Epitaph for Cicero] ‘secundum Plutarchum'. Incipit: ‘Te nempe, Cicero, et laudo et admiror . . .’


Imprint: Venice: Vindelinus de Spira, 13 Aug. 1470. 4°.


Collation: [a10 b–m8 n10 o–q8 r4].

Illustrations: Woodcut initials at the beginning of each work, and vine-stem border on [a2r].


ISTC: ic00577000

GW: GW 6926;

Hain: HCR 5257;

Goff: Goff C‑577;

BMC: BMC V 155;

Proctor: Pr 4020;

Others: Essling 7; Sack, Freiburg, 1004; Sheppard 3197.

LCN: 14884725


Copy number: C-311(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [a1].

Binding: Eighteenth-century morocco, bound c.1790 by H. Walther for the Bodleian Library; label inside front endleaf; marbled pastedowns; gilt-edged leaves; the gold stamp of the Library on both covers; according to Morelli the previous binding was Dutch.

Size: 278 × 183 × 33 mm.

Size of leaf: 270 × 165 mm.

On [a2r] a woodcut initial ‘Q' and vine-stem border illuminated in gold, blue, maroon, and green, with initials at the beginning of each work coloured similarly; other epigraphic initials supplied in red or blue. On [a2r] a coat of arms is supplied in outer margin, on a kite-shaped shield, within a green wreath, decorated above and below with gold dots: azure, a lion rampant or, over all a bend of the same charged with three roses gules, the arms of Lion, of Venice (see below): see Pächt and Alexander II, 109 no. pr. 58.

Provenance: Lion family, Venice; coat of arms: see Casimiro Freschot, La nobiltà veneta (Venice, 1707), 360-1. Maffeo Pinelli (1735-1785); see Morelli (1787), I no. 1449; sale (1789), lot 6360. Purchased through Peter Elmsley for £11. 11. 0; see the annotated sale catalogue and Books Purchased (1789), 5.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 2.22.

Copy number: C-311(2)

Bound with B‑339(1); see there for details of binding and provenance..

Fragment. Cropped single leaf, [a1] (Cic., Off., I.1.1-2.4), bound between [I10] and [K1] of Biblia [Italian]. [Venice: Adam de Ambergau], 1 Oct. 1471 (B‑339(1)).

Size of fragment: 202 × 202 mm.

On the recto, an eight-line Italian initial ‘Q' is supplied in gold, surrounded by white vine-stems defined in red, blue or green, extending into the inner margin.

SHELFMARK: Holk. b.3.

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