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Bod-Inc: D-021

Dares Phrygius

De excidio Troiae historia.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Genealogical note.] Incipit: ‘[O]rigo Troyanorum Dardanus fuit . . .’

[a1r] Cornelius Nepos: [Letter to] Sallustius Crispus. Dares Phrygius, De excidio Trojae historia, ed. Ferdinand Meister (Leipzig, 1873), 1.

[a1v] Dares Phrygius [pseudo-]: De excidio Troiae historia. ‘Hystoria Troiana'. Dares, De excidio Trojae historia, ed. Meister, 2-52. See S. Merkle, ‘  “Troiani belli verior textus”. Die Trojaberichte des Dictys und Dares', Die deutsche Trojaliteratur des Mittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit. Materialien und Untersuchungen, ed. Horst Brunner, Wissensliteratur im Mittelalter. Schriften des Sonderforschungsbereiches 226 Würzburg/Eichstätt, 3 (Wiesbaden, 1990), 491-522, at 507-22.

[c6r] [Carmen buranum 101.] Carmina burana, ed. A. Hilka and O. Schumann, vol. 1/2 (Heidelberg, 1941), 139-60, distichs no. 1, 45, 16-18, 15, 14, 26, and 23.

[c6v] [Historical notes.] Incipit: ‘Tempore Iosue Ericheus in Troia quadrigam iunxit . . .’


Imprint: [Cologne: Printer of Dares (Johann Schilling [Solidi]), not after 1472]. 4°.


Collation: [a b8 c6].


ISTC: id00040000

GW: GW 7986;

Hain: HC *5957 = 5958;

Goff: Goff D‑40;

BMC: BMC I 213;

Proctor: Pr 993;

Others: BSB‑Ink D‑13; Oates 485-6; Sheppard 759; Voulliéme, Köln, 360.

LCN: 14815545


Copy number: D-021(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf; bound by Schinner; the spine gold-tooled.

Size: 220 × 150 × 9 mm.

Size of leaf: 213 × 143 mm.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining. Early foliation in red from 194 to 216.

Provenance: Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; armorial book-plate on front pastedown, cancelled with duplicate stamp, and old shelfmark ‘302a’. Label ‘A. Gr. 412' on the upper cover. Collation note on front pastedown signed F[idelis] B[utsch] (1805-1879) and dated 8/8/[18]57; possibly in sale (1858), lot 49 or lot 50. Purchased for £5. 3. 0; see Books Purchased (1858), 29.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 6.80.

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