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Bod-Inc: C-493

Curtius Rufus, Quintus

Historiae Alexandri Magni.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Curtius Rufus, Quintus: Historiae Alexandri Magni. See Texts and Transmission, 148-9.

[q3v] ‘Loquitur lector ad Vindelinum Spirensem artificem qui Q[uintum] C[urtium] reddit in lucem'. Incipit: ‘Vindeline mee, prius hic redditurus in auras'; 2 elegiac distichs.


Imprint: [Venice]: Vindelinus de Spira, [c.1471]. 4°.


Collation: [a–p10 q4].


ISTC: ic00998000

GW: GW 7871;

Hain: HC *5878;

Goff: Goff C‑998;

BMC: BMC V 163;

Proctor: Pr 4054;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑720; Sheppard 3221.

LCN: 14428322


Copy number: C-493(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [q4].

Binding: Late eighteenth-century (c.1790) English (London) red morocco; bound by H. Walther for the Bodleian Library; gold-tooled spine; marbled pastedowns; the gold stamp of the Library on both covers.

Size: 293 × 210 × 36 mm.

Size of leaf: 284 × 195 mm.

Copious early marginal notes in a humanist hand, mainly extracting key words, but several notes discuss the contents and compare them with other sources; some interlinear corrections of the text.

On [a1r] an eight-line initial is supplied in brown ink.

Provenance: Maffeo Pinelli (1735-1785); Morelli (1787) II 2700; sale (1789), lot 7601. Purchased through Peter Elmsley for £25. 10. 0; see the annotated sale catalogue and Books Purchased (1789), 5.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 3.10.

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