Festus, Sextus Pompeius
De verborum significatione (ed. Manilius Rhallus).
Analysis of Content
[a1v] [Rhallus], Manilius: [Letter addressed to] Pomponius Laetus. Incipit: ‘Nuper cum legissem Pompei Festi mutilatos libros qui priscorum uerborum . . .’
[a2r] Festus, Sextus Pompeius: De verborum significatione. ‘Collectanea priscorum uerborum'. Edited by Manilius Rhallus. Fest.
Imprint: [Rome: Bartholomaeus Guldinbeck], 31 Dec. 1477. Folio.
Collation: [a–c8 d–f6 g8].
GW: GW 9863;
Hain: HCR 7040;
Proctor: Pr 3563;
Others: Sheppard 2831.
Copy number: F-034(1)
Wanting the blank leaf [g8].
Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) gold-tooled mottled calf; marbled pastedowns; the gold stamp stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.
Size: 283 × 200 × 15 mm.
Size of leaf: 273 × 186 mm.
Early marginal annotations extracting key words; Greek words are not supplied in the spaces left blank. Bibliographical note by Earl Spencer.
On [a2r] a six-line epigraphic ‘A' is supplied in blue, edged in yellow and with red foliate decoration; other epigraphic initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red. On [a1v] two unidentified coats of arms in pen-and-ink: a cross embattled; and nine piles issuing from the dexter in bend; both are surmounted by a mitre.
Provenance: George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834); cancelled accession number ‘9390'; sale (1821), lot 249; Purchased for £0. 12. 0; see Books Purchased (1821), 6 and the annotated sale catalogue.
SHELFMARK: Auct. O 3.18.
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