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Bod-Inc: C-317

Cicero, Marcus Tullius

De officiis, et al.


Analysis of Content

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

f8v [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Tullius Hesperios cupiens componere mores | Edidit hos libros appellans Officiorum'; 6 hexameters. See Walther, Initia, 19546.

g1r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Paradoxa stoicorum. Cic. Parad.

h1v Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De amicitia. Cic. Amic.

[i5v] Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De senectute. Cic. Sen.

l2v [Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Somnium Scipionis.] Cic. Rep. 6. 9-26.

l5v Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Timaeus. ‘De essentia mundi'. Cic. Tim.

m5r Basilius [pseudo-; Euphorbius: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

m5r Asmenius [pseudo-; Julianus: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

m5r Lyomannus [pseudo-; Hilasius: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

m5r Eusorbius [pseudo-; Palladius: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

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

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

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

m5v Asclepias [pseudo-; Maximinus: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

m5v Eustenius [pseudo-; Vitalis: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

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

m6r Maximus (Maximinus) [pseudo-; Asmenius: Epitaph for Cicero.] See C‑287.

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

m6r Apollonius: [Epitaph for Cicero] ‘secundum Plutarchum'. Incipit: ‘Te nempe, Cicero, et laudo et admiror . . .’


Imprint: Venice: Jacobus de Fivizano, Lunensis, for Marcus de Comitibus, 1477. Folio.


Collation: [a10 b] c–f8 g6 h [i]8 K6 l m6.}; gathering i numbered but not signed]


ISTC: ic00586000

GW: GW 6935;

Hain: H *5261;

Goff: Goff C‑586;

BMC: BMC V 242;

Proctor: Pr 4362;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑356; Sheppard 3526-7.

LCN: 14883921, 14883946


Copy number: C-317(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [a1].

Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled green calf; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 290 × 202 × 35 mm.

Size of leaf: 284 × 190 mm.

Copious early marginal notes in two hands, one using red and the other brown ink, both extracting key words or phrases; a few summaries in brown ink; ‘nota' marks, some in red or purple ink.

Provenance: Louis César de la Baume le Blanc, duc de La Vallière (1708-1780); number ‘V.2282'; sale catalogue, lot 2282. Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792); printed label of the sale (1789), part II lot 1751; according to the annotated catalogue bought in by P. den Hengst for Fl. 10, the equivalent of £0. 17. 6, using the exchange rate used by Payne at the sale. Charles-Pierre-Joseph Le Candele (1761-1830), baron de Gyseghem; armorial book-plate: see Linnig 65; sale, 1838. Purchased for £1. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1838), 7.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 3.12.

Copy number: C-317(2)

De officiis only (gatherings [a]-f).

Wanting the blank leaf [a1].

Binding: Quarter parchment over marbled paper boards; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 292 × 212 × 14 mm.

Size of leaf: 285 × 201 mm.

Copious early marginal and interlinear notes in a number of English hands; interlinear notes mainly providing synonyms; marginal notes commenting and summarizing the text.

Provenance: John Shawe (sixteenth century); inscriptions on [a2r]: ‘for d John Shawe'; ‘per me Johannem Shawe'. Thomas Rawlinson (1681-1725); sale (22 Jan. 1727/8), lot 3355, for £0. 1. 6. Possibly part of the Richard Rawlinson (1690-1755) bequest of 1755; the present shelfmark indicates a date of acquisition before c.1818.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Rawl. 43.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 2.25.

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