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Bod-Inc: C-329

Cicero, Marcus Tullius

De officiis, et al.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Marsus, Petrus: ‘Recognitio commentariorum in Officia Ciceronis', [addressed to] Cardinal Raphael Riarius. Incipit: ‘[V]etus et amplissimo dignum preconio fuit institutum . . .’

a2r Marsus, Petrus: [Letter addressed to] Cardinal Franciscus Gonzaga of Mantua. Incipit: ‘[C]ato ille censorius immo nature opus mirabile . . .’

a2v [Marsus, Petrus]: ‘De summo bono et via ad officium'. See C‑324.

a4r Marsus, Petrus: [Commentary on De officiis.] Incipit: ‘  “[Q]uamquam te, Marce fili”. In omni re septem circumstantie requiruntur . . .’ See Dykmans 61 no. 17.

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

z1v [Marsus, Petrus: Letter addressed to the readers.] Incipit: ‘Hec habui, candidi lectores, que in his commentariolis delenda . . .’ Explicit: omnia tempus habent. Vale iterum.

z1v Omnibonus Leonicenus [pseudo-: Preface to commentary on De amicitia.] Incipit: ‘[O]pusculum hoc de amicitia duas consummi partes a lectoribus . . .’

z2r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De amicitia. Cic. Amic.

z2r Omnibonus Leonicenus [pseudo-: Commentary on De amicitia.] Incipit: ‘  “[M]utius”. Ex Mutiorum familia fuit Sceuola . . .’ See C‑326.

C5v Phileticus, Martinus: [Preface to commentary on De senectute.] Incipit: ‘[M]arcus Tullius Cicero lingue Romane decus et splendor non in eloquentia . . .’

C6r Phileticus, Martinus: [Commentary on De senectute.] Incipit: ‘  “[O] Tite, si quid ego adiuto”. Frequentatiuum a iuuo as ab ultimo supino . . .’

C6r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De senectute. Cic. Sen.

G4r [Omnibonus Leonicenus: Introduction to the commentary on Paradoxa stoicorum.] Incipit: ‘Titulus huius opusculi est Marci Tulli Ciceronis Paradoxorum liber. Paradoxa dicuntur . . .’

G4v [Omnibonus Leonicenus: Commentary on Paradoxa stoicorum.] Incipit: ‘  “[A]nimaduerti, Brute”. Scribitur autem hoc opusculum ad Brutum . . .’ See C‑323.

G4v Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Paradoxa stoicorum. Cic. Parad. Apparently ends imperfectly: ‘ . . . esse ratio et veritas ipsa conuincat'. A printed marginal note states: ‘Explicit liber de Amicitia de Senectute et Paradoxarum(!)'.


Imprint: [Lyons: Printer of Bricot, ‘Textus abbreviatus in cursum totius Physices Aristotelis', 1486 (GW 5542), for] Guillaume Boisson, [c.1499]. 4°.

Remarks: GW records format as folio. Sheppard considers GW‘s identification of printer unlikely, given the dates.


Collation: a–z A–H8.


ISTC: ic00613000

GW: GW 6970;

Hain: C 1625;

Goff: Goff C‑613;

Proctor: Pr 8713;

Others: Sheppard 6746.

LCN: 14883926


Copy number: C-329(1)

On this copy see Coates–Jensen 249, no. 10.

Wanting H8.

Binding: Seventeenth/eighteenth-century English blind-tooled calf.

Size: 240 × 174 × 42 mm.

Size of leaf: 235 × 160 mm.

At the beginning of the ‘De officiis' are copious early interlinear English translations of words; marginal notes in a number of English hands, mainly on ‘differentiae' and other lexicographical problems. Unidentified text on the remission of sins by grace in Latin on a1r written in a sixteenth-century hand. Early pen-trials and scribbles on a1v.

Provenance: Peter West[on](?) († before 1524/5); inscription on H7v: ‘Dominus Petrus West[on] monachus Glastonie'. Ry[chard] Clarovoi (sixteenth century); signature on H7v. Ralph Towsam (sixteenth century); inscription on a1v: signature on a1v. Richard Fugars (sixteenth century). John Lanham (sixteenth century); inscription on a1v: ‘John Lanham his booke reorde of Richarde Fugars'; above, two further inscriptions, apparently in the same hand: ‘And whan he sawe thate they separede him from'; ‘Brouther Humfri in my hartiste maner I recomende me unto your trustinge in goode helthe and so am I at this tym thus fare[well?] from Spaxton ninth daye of Aprile [Spaxton, near Bridgwater, Somerset].' ‘Come we now unto seconde the parti yn the which it behoueth to se and spek of the instrumentes and aparaill of the Church diabolike in the whiche ys the ordinances that folowethe. Ambros, Andrew, Adam, Ami, Amas . . .' [Thomas] Holcombe; signature on a1v. Purchased for £1. 9. 0 from [Henry T.] Wake; faint pencil note on pastedown; the shelfmark indicates a date of acquisition after 1887 but before c.1892; not found in Annual Reports of the Curators from 1888 to 1913.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 6.83.

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