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Bod-Inc: D-069

Diodorus Siculus

Bibliothecae historicae libri VI.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] [Table of contents.]

[b2r] [Poggius Florentinus: Introductory letter.] ‘Prohemium', [addressed to Nicolaus V, Pont. Max.] Incipit: ‘[N]ullus antea quantum vis praeclarus rerum scriptor . . .’ Explicit: ipse Diodorus loquatur

[b2v] [Table of contents for Book I.]

[b2v] Diodorus Siculus: Bibliothecae historicae libri VI. Translated by Poggius Florentinus, as stated in his letter of introduction. Incipit: ‘[M]agnas merito gratias rerum scriptoribus homines debet . . .’ Explicit: scribetur a nobis This work, in five books in the original Greek, is in six in the Latin translation.

[n5r] [Colophon.]

[o1r] Tacitus, [Publius] Cornelius: Germania. Tac. Ger.


Imprint: Bologna: [Balthasar Azoguidus], 1472. Folio and 4°.


Collation: [a2 b10 c–g8 h6 i–m8 n6 o8].

Remarks: Collation as GW and Quaquarelli, ‘Azzoguidi'; Sheppard collated as BMC: [a10 b–f8 g6 h–l8 m6 n8].

Leaves: 104 leaves, as Quaquarelli, ‘Azzoguidi'; BMC records 102 leaves.


ISTC: id00210000

GW: GW 8374;

Hain: HCR 6188;

Goff: Goff D‑210;

BMC: BMC VI 799;

Proctor: Pr 6516;

Others: Sack, Freiburg, 1252; Quaquarelli, ‘Azzoguidi', 61-2; Sheppard 5289-90.

LCN: 14815858, 14815948


Copy number: D-069(1)

Wanting gathering [o], containing Tacitus's Germania, and the blank leaves [a1], [b1] and [n6].

Leaf [i4] bound after [i5].

Binding: Eighteenth-century French blue (olive-green?) morocco, with gold triple fillets on both covers, a gold roll of zig-zag fillets and fern tips on the turn-ins, and the spine decorated with a gold acorn stamp; gilt-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 288 × 218 × 25 mm.

Size of leaf: 281 × 204 mm.

Some marginal annotations, extracting key words, and pointing hands. Manuscript pagination supplied.

Provenance: Paul Girardot de Préfond (†after c.1800)(?); ‘n° 4766 B. J. D. B.' and n° 53 on the front endleaf. P in pencil inside upper cover; a white label with manuscript no. in pencil: ‘53'; not found in 1757 sale catalogue. Purchased for £2. 12. 6; see Books Purchased (1815), 2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. K 3.24a.

Copy number: D-069(2)

Wanting the blank leaves [a1] and [o8].

Binding: Parchment over pasteboards; marbled pastedowns; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 288 × 218 × 33 mm.

Size of leaf: 283 × 211 mm.

Frequent early marginal notes, in one hand in both black and red ink, mainly extracting proper names; also notes in a slightly later hand.

Provenance: Purchased for £1. 0. 0; see Books Purchased (1819), 3.

SHELFMARK: Auct. K 3.24b.

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