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Bod-Inc: D-078

Diogenes Laertius

Vitae et sententiae philosophorum (ed. Benedictus Brognolus).


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v Benedictus Brognolus: [Letter to] Laurentius Georgius [Zorzi] and Jacobus Baduarius [Badoer]. Incipit: ‘[T]imonem ferunt, optimi iuuenes . . .’ Dated Venice, 12 Aug. 1475.

a2r [Traversarius], Ambrosius: [Letter to] Cosimus de' Medici. Incipit: ‘[V]oluenti mihi quaedam Graeca volumina . . .’ See D‑076.

a2v ‘Tabula secundum ordinem librorum'.

a3r Diogenes Laertius: Vitae et sententiae philosophorum. Translated by Ambrosius Traversarius. Incipit: ‘[P]hilosophiam a barbaris initia sumpsisse . . .’ See D‑076.


Imprint: Venice: [Bonetus Locatellus] for Octavianus Scotus, 18 Dec. 1490. 4°.


Collation: a–o8.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: id00222000

GW: GW 8381;

Hain: HC *6202;

Goff: Goff D‑222;

BMC: BMC V 438;

Proctor: Pr 5024;

Others: BSB‑Ink D‑157; Hillard 733; Oates 1959; Sheppard 4184.

LCN: 14817757


Copy number: D-078(1)

Binding: Sixteenth-century(?) pasteboards; stitched onto two leather ties which have been stabbed through the spine and the covers.

Size: 221 × 167 × 18 mm.

Size of leaf: 217 × 159 mm.

Copious early marginal notes in a humanist hand, extracting key words and providing captions.

Provenance: Purchased either in 1858 for £0. 8. 6 (Books Purchased (1858), 32); or in 1860 for £0. 7. 0 (Books Purchased (1860), 23).

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. 1Q 5.84.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O inf. 1.65.

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