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Bod-Inc: C-327

Cicero, Marcus Tullius

De officiis, et al.


Analysis of Content

a1v Marsus, Petrus: [Letter addressed to] Cardinal Franciscus Gonzaga of Mantua. Incipit: ‘[C]ato ille censorius immo naturae opus mirabile . . .’

a1v [Marsus, Petrus]: ‘De summo bono et uia ad officium'.’ See C‑324.

a3r [Marsus, Petrus: Commentary on De officiis.] Incipit: ‘  “[Q]uanquam te, Marce fili”. In omni re septem circumstantiae requiruntur . . .’ See Dykmans 60 no. 5.

a3r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De officiis. Cic. Off.

s1r Omnibonus Leonicenus [pseudo-: Preface to commentary on De amicitia.] Incipit: ‘[O]pusculum hoc “De amicitia” in duas consummi(!) partes a lectoribus . . .’

s1r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De amicitia. Cic. Amic.

s1r Omnibonus Leonicenus [pseudo-: Commentary on De amicitia.] Incipit: ‘  “[M]utius”. Ex Mutiorum familia fuit Scaeuola . . .’ See C‑326.

u6r [Phileticus, Martinus: Preface to commentary on De senectute.] Incipit: ‘[M]arcus Tullius Cicero linguae Romanae decus et splendor non in eloquentia . . .’

u6v [Phileticus, Martinus: Commentary on De senectute.] Incipit: ‘  “[O] Tite, si quid ego adiuto”. Adiuto: frequentatiuum a iuuo uas as(!) ultimo supino . . .’

u6v Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De senectute. Cic. Sen.

&5r [Omnibonus Leonicenus: Introduction to the commentary on Paradoxa stoicorum.] Incipit: ‘Titulus huius opusculi est Marci Tulli Ciceronis Paradoxorum liber. Paradoxa dicuntur . . .’

&5r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Paradoxa stoicorum. Cic. Parad.

&5r [Omnibonus Leonicenus: Commentary on Paradoxa stoicorum.] Incipit: ‘  “[A]nimaduerti, Brute”. Scribitur autem hoc opusculum ad Brutum . . .’ See C‑323.


Imprint: Venice: Bernardinus Rizus and Bernardinus Celerius, 12 Oct. 1484. Folio.


Collation: a–o8 p–r6 s8 t–z &6 [con]8.


ISTC: ic00601000

GW: GW 6954;

Hain: HC *5274;

Goff: Goff C‑601;

BMC: BMC V 400;

Proctor: Pr 4942;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑361; Sheppard 4062.


Copy number: C-327(1)

Wanting [con]6-7 torn out.

Binding: Sixteenth-century English blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, possibly Oxford, ‘Binder M' (Oldham, Blind-stamped Bindings, 23, n. 3), two catches and clasps lost; rebacked. On both covers fillets form concentric frames: between the second and third set of these is a repeated floral stamp (Oldham, Blind-stamped Bindings, pl. xxvii, no. 423); between the fourth and fifth and in the inner rectangle is a repeated lozenge-shaped floral stamp.

Size: 302 × 222 × 50 mm.

Size of leaf: 293 × 204 mm.

Marginal notes and underlining in text in a number of fifteenth- to seventeenth-century hands; one early hand extracts names and key words; another makes short summaries. Pen-trials and scribbles on a1r.

Provenance: John Foote (b. c.1565–after 1602/3). John Bancroft (1574-1640), Bishop of Oxford; inscription on [con]8v: ‘Jo. Bancrofte ex dono Magistri Foote tutoris eius'. Francis Dodington (b. c.1604); inscription on a1r: ‘Franciscus Dodingtonus me tenet teste Thomas Hammonde multisque aliis in hac schola'. Francis Blake (b. c.1662); inscription on a1r: ‘Franciscus Blake me tenet ex Aula Sancti Edmundi. August 17 an° [16]78'. Oxford, University College. Deposited during the 1940s by the Master and Fellows of University College, Oxford; not in the lists of books deposited in 1941 or 1947.

SHELFMARK: Univ. Coll. [Br.] d.2.

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