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Bod-Inc: C-312

Cicero, Marcus Tullius

De officiis, et al.


Analysis of Content

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

[g7r] [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Tullius Hesperios cupiens componere mores | Edidit hos libros appellans officiorum'; 6 hexameters. See Walther, Initia, 19546.

[g7r] Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Paradoxa stoicorum. Cic. Parad.

[h4v] Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De amicitia. Cic. Amic.

[k2v] Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De senectute. Cic. Sen.

[m1v] [Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Somnium Scipionis.] Cic. Rep. 6. 9-26.

[m5v] Basilius [pseudo-; Euphorbius: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[m5v] Asmenius [pseudo-; Julianus: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[m5v] Lyomannus [pseudo-; Hilasius: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[m5v] Eusorbius [pseudo-; Palladius: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[m5v] Julianus [pseudo-; Asclepiades: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[m6r] Hilasius [pseudo-; Eustherius: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[m6r] Palladius [pseudo-; Pompilianus: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[m6r] Asclepias [pseudo-; Maximinus: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[m6r] Eustenius [pseudo-; Vitalis: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[m6r] Pompelianus [pseudo-; Basilius: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[m6v] Maximus (Maximinus) [pseudo-; Asmenius: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[m6v] Vitalis [pseudo-; Vomanius: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

[m6v] Apollonius: [Epitaph for Cicero] ‘secundum Plutarchum'. Incipit: ‘Te nempe, Cicero, et laudo et admiror . . .’


Imprint: [Venice: Printer of Ausonius, c.1472]. Folio.

Remarks: Probably issued with GW 6913 (C‑303).


Collation: [a–k10 l m6].


ISTC: ic00581000

GW: GW 6927;

Hain: HC 5241 (I);

Goff: Goff C‑581;

BMC: BMC V 211;

Proctor: Pr 4232 (I);

Others: Sack, Freiburg, 1005; Sheppard 3400-1.

LCN: 14884761


Copy number: C-312(1)

Bound with C‑303; see there for details of the binding and provenance.

Size of leaf: 286 × 171 mm.

Early marginal notes, some in red ink, and ‘nota' marks.

On [a1r] a seven-line woodcut initial ‘Q' and borders of branch-work and two cherubs with geese painted in gold (colour now lost), green, blue, purple, and pink. For a similar but reversed woodcut of putti with geese see British Library, G. 11326 (IB.29811b) Petrarca, Canzoniere. Padua: Bartholomaeus de Valdezocco and Martinus de Septem Arboribus, 1472. Other initials are supplied in red or blue. Paragraph marks are supplied in red. The woodcut initial is not found in other copies.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 2.24(1).

Copy number: C-312(2)

Leaves [i3-6] bound between [d5] and [d6]; leaves [h5-8] bound after [g10].

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf; gilt-edged leaves; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 281 × 193 × 26 mm.

Size of leaf: 264 × 174 mm.

Early marginal notes (washed out).

Provenance: Unidentified Evans sale, Mar. 1817, purchased by Heber for £0. 17. 6; note by Heber on recto of front endleaf. Richard Heber (1773-1833); see Catalogue, 6 (1835), lot 1086. Purchased for £0. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 7.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P 3.14.

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