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Bod-Inc: D-071

Diodorus Siculus

Bibliothecae historicae libri VI.


Analysis of Content

[*1v] [Table of contents.]

a1r Poggius Florentinus: [Introductory letter.] ‘Prohemium' [addressed to Nicolaus V, Pont. Max.] Incipit: ‘[N]ullus antea quantum vis praeclarus rerum scriptor . . .’

a1v ‘Capitula libri primi'.

a1v Diodorus Siculus: Bibliothecae historicae libri VI. Translated by Poggius Florentinus. Incipit: ‘[M]agnas merito gratias rerum scriptoribus homines debet . . .’ What is entitled chapter 1 in other editions is here called ‘Prohemium totius operis'.

s6r Tacitus, [Publius] Cornelius: Germania. Tac. Ger.

t7r Squarzaficus, Hieronymus: [Valediction, addressed to] Franciscus Leonus. Allenspach–Frasso 281-3, and on this edition see 254.


Imprint: Venice: Thomas de Blavis de Alexandria, 25 Nov. 1481. Folio.


Collation: [*2] a b8 c–s6 t8.


ISTC: id00212000

GW: GW 8376;

Hain: HCR 6190;

Goff: Goff D‑212;

BMC: BMC V 316;

Proctor: Pr 4754;

Others: BSB‑Ink D‑150; Sheppard 3812.

LCN: 14815931


Copy number: D-071(1)

Binding: Diced russia; gold-tooled spine; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 307 × 215 × 27 mm.

Size of leaf: 299 × 200 mm.

Marginal notes in red ink in one fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand. Book numbers supplied in faded black ink in the upper right-hand corner of each page.

Provenance: Purchased for £0. 15. 0; see Books Purchased (1828), 10, where the date is given as 1491.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 4.26.

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