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Bod-Inc: F-032

Festus, Sextus Pompeius

De verborum significatione (ed. Pomponius Laetus).


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Festus, Sextus Pompeius: De verborum significatione. ‘De interpretatione lingue Latine'.’ Edited by Pomponius Laetus, as stated in the colophon. Fest.; P. K. M[arshall], ‘Sex. Pompeius Festus', Texts and Transmission, 162-4 does not refer to this edition.


Imprint: [Rome: Georgius Lauer, 1471-2]. 4°.

Remarks: The initials ‘H. G.' at the end are probably those of Hans (Johannes) Glim: see BMC VII p. lx.


Collation: [a–f10 g–i8].


ISTC: if00142000

GW: GW 9861;

Hain: HR 7037;

Goff: Goff F‑142;


Proctor: Pr 3408;

Others: Sheppard 2728.

LCN: 14383760


Copy number: F-032(1)

Bound with:
1. Marcus Terentius Varro, De Lingua Latina. Analogia. [Rome: Georgius Lauer, c.1471-2] (V‑045).

Wanting the blank leaf [i8]; [a1] and [i7] are wanting with the missing text being supplied in pen-and-ink facsimile; this was noted in the Spencer sale catalogue (1821).

Binding: Parchment; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 276 × 208 × 36 mm.

Size of leaf: 270 × 193 mm.

Copious marginal annotations in a number of hands, one contemporary, mainly extracting key words; also underlining in the text. Some early notes in both items in the same hand. Manuscript pagination: 3-164.

Epigraphic initials are supplied in blue.

Provenance: Boccaccio family, of Florence; coat of arms on [a1r] of item 1: within a wreath, or, a leopard's head sable within a bordure indented of the tinctures, with motto ‘Dii meliora ferant'. Perhaps Luigi Serra, 4th Duca di Cassano (1747-1825); see Catalogo, 41. George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834); sale (1821), lot 314; purchased for £1. 7. 0: see Books Purchased (1821), 14 and the annotated sale catalogue.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 5.22(2).

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