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Bod-Inc: D-058

Dictys Cretensis

Historia Troiana (ed. Masellus Venia Beneventanus).


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Venia Beneventanus, Masellus: [Letter to] Bartholomaeus Chalcus. Incipit: ‘[C]um videam, vir magnifice et praestantissime . . .’ Saxius 466.

[a2r] Septimius, [Lucius]: [Letter to] Quintus Aradius. ‘Ephemeris Dictys Cretensis'. Edited by Masellus Venia Beneventanus. Dictys Cretensis, ed. Eisenhut, 1-2.

[a2v] Dictys Cretensis [pseudo-]: Historia Troiana. Edited by Masellus Venia Beneventanus. Dictys Cretensis, ed. Eisenhut, 3-133.

[g6v] ‘Ad lectorem'. Incipit: ‘Troica qui cupies paucis cognoscere facta'; 3 elegiac distichs.

[g6v] ‘Item ad lectorem'. Incipit: ‘Si placet noster studiose sudor'; 2 sapphic strophes.

[g6v] [Colophon.]


Imprint: Milan: [Archangelus Ungardus], 19 May 1477. 4°.


Collation: [a–f8 g6.]


ISTC: id00185000

GW: GW 8326;

Hain: HCR 6156;

Goff: Goff D‑185;

BMC: BMC VI 735;

Proctor: Pr 5857;

Others: Rhodes 678; Sheppard 4912.

LCN: 14815844


Copy number: D-058(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf, bound for the Bodleian Library; older blue wrappers are bound in (Weigel's?).

Size: 243 × 168 × 15 mm.

Size of leaf: 235 × 155 mm.

Early marginal annotations extracting key words, mainly names, and providing brief summaries or captions.

Initials and paragraph marks are partly supplied in (oxydized) red and ink; red capital strokes and underlining.

Provenance: On [g6v] an inscription: ‘Emi mediolanj xxvij die maij 1484. h. hug.' Weissenau, Württemberg, diocese of Konstanz, Premonstratensians, SS. Petrus et Paulus; an erased inscription on [a1r] and ‘Monasterij Weissenau'. Purchased for £3. 6. 0; via Parker, from Theodor Weigel; number in Weigel's catalogue: 417; see Library Bills (1856-8), 130v and Books Purchased (1856), 17.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q inf. 2.72.

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