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Bod-Inc: C-324

Cicero, Marcus Tullius

De officiis.


Analysis of Content

a1r Marsus, Petrus: [Letter addressed to] Cardinal Franciscus Gonzaga of Mantua. Incipit: ‘[C]ato ille censorius immo naturae opus mirabile . . .’ Explicit: munere fraudarentur

a1v [Marsus, Petrus]: ‘De summo bono et uia ad officium'. M. Dykmans, L'humanisme de Pierre Marso, Studi e Testi, 327 (Vatican City, 1988), 117-24.

a4r Marsus, Petrus: [Commentary on De officiis.] Incipit: ‘  “[Q]uamquam te, Marce fili”. In omni re septem circumstantiae requiruntur . . .’ Explicit: admotis calcaribus impellat See Dykmans 55-69, at 59 no. 1.

a4r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De officiis. Cic. Off.

y7v [Colophon.]

y8r Marsus, Petrus: ‘Andes Virgilii natale solum siluaque Petri Marsi', [addressed to] Federicus I Gonzaga, Marquis of Mantua. Incipit: ‘[S]alue clara parens et tanti conscia partus | Vagitusque sacri tellus andina Maronis . . .’ See Dykmans 59 no. 3.


Imprint: Venice: Baptista de Tortis, 12 Oct. 1481. Folio.

Remarks: Variant colophon known with mention of Franciscus de Madiis as joint printer (CR 1623; BMC V 321).


Collation: a–i K l–x8 y10.


ISTC: ic00597000

GW: GW 6950;

Hain: HC *5271 (I); CR 1623 (var.);

Goff: Goff C‑597;

BMC: BMC V 321 (var.);

Proctor: Pr 4607 = part of 4614;}

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑311; Sack, Freiburg, 1006; Sheppard 3820.

LCN: 14883184


Copy number: C-324(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Binding: Late seventeenth/early eighteenth-century blind-tooled calf; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 308 × 213 × 30 mm.

Size of leaf: 298 × 190 mm.

Marginal and interlinear notes and underlining in the text, in a number of fifteenth- to seventeenth-century(?) hands, an early hand providing interlinear English translations of individual words. On y8-9 a manuscript table of contents dated ‘28 februarii 1487'.

Some initials supplied in black ink.

Provenance: Thomas Rawlinson (1681-1725); ‘C & P' on pastedown; sale, 22 Nov. 1727, lot 1594, for £0. 3. 0. Possibly part of the Richard Rawlinson (1690-1755) bequest of 1755; but not found in Notitia (1795); certainly acquired before c.1820, judging from its shelfmark.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 2.27.

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