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].
GW: GW 7871;
Hain: HC *5878;
Goff: Goff C‑998;
BMC: BMC V 163;
Proctor: Pr 4054;
Others: BSB‑Ink C‑720; Sheppard 3221.
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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