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Bod-Inc: C-495

Curtius Rufus, Quintus

Historiae Alexandri Magni.


Analysis of Content

a2r Curtius Rufus, Quintus: Historiae Alexandri Magni. See C‑493.


Imprint: Milan: Antonius Zarotus, for Johannes de Legnano, 26 Mar. 1481. 4°.


Collation: a–p8 q6.


ISTC: ic01000000

GW: GW 7873;

Hain: HCR 5882 = H 5881?;

Goff: Goff C‑1000;

BMC: BMC VI 717;

Proctor: Pr 5808;

Others: Ganda 85; Rhodes 644; Sheppard 4857.

LCN: 14428241


Copy number: C-495(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Early marginal notes, extracting key words, now washed.

Binding: Eighteenth-century red morocco; marbled pastedowns; the spine gold-tooled; gold-tooled dentelle border, consisting of two rolls on both covers, and a roll on turn-ins. Perhaps bound for Lord Harley.

Size: 275 × 203 × 32 mm.

Size of leaf: 266 × 187 mm.

Provenance: Milan, Dominicans, S. Maria Gratiarum; on q5v, faded inscription: ‘Est conuentus S. Marie gratiarum M[edio]l[an]i, in suburbio porte V[er]cellin[e]'. Perhaps Edward, Lord Harley, later 2nd Earl of Oxford (1689-1741); evidence of binding; not found in London, BL, MS. Harley 3886; not found in Catalogus Bibliothecae Harleianae; upper corner of the front endleaf not cut off, as in other Harleian books. William George Spencer Cavendish (1790-1858), 6th Duke of Devonshire; note by Heber with price £3. 16. 0. Richard Heber (1773-1833); see Catalogue, 6 (1835), lot 1511. Purchased for £2. 14. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 24.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N inf. 1.24.

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