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Bod-Inc: F-034

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].


ISTC: if00144500

GW: GW 9863;

Hain: HCR 7040;

Proctor: Pr 3563;

Others: Sheppard 2831.

LCN: 14387982


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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