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Bod-Inc: F-035

Festus, Sextus Pompeius

De verborum significatione.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Festus, Sextus Pompeius: [De verborum significatione.] Fest.

[k7v] [Valedictory blessing.] Incipit: ‘Laudetur Christus per quinque foramina lesus'.’


Imprint: Milan: [Pamfilio Castaldi with Antonius and Fortunatus Zarotus], 3 Aug. 1471. 4°.

Remarks: As assigned by GW.


Collation: [a–k8].


ISTC: if00141000

GW: GW 9864;

Hain: HC *7038;

Goff: Goff F‑141;

BMC: BMC VI 699;

Proctor: Pr 5767;

Others: BSB‑Ink F‑106; Ganda 1; Oates 2249; Sheppard 4796.

LCN: 14387865


Copy number: F-035(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [k8].

Binding: Nineteenth-century gold-tooled red morocco; marbled pastedowns; gilt-edged leaves. Dutch watermark in endpapers: at the front: ‘J. Honig' and at the back: crowned lion rampant, with scimitar. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 268 × 202 × 25 mm.

Size of leaf: 257 × 181 mm.

On the first leaves some early marginal annotations, expanding and supplementing the text; Greek words are supplied, also on the first leaves only.

Provenance: Perhaps Luigi Serra, 4th Duca di Cassano (1747-1825); see Catalogo, 18. George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834); sale (1821), lot 247; purchased for £3. 0. 0: see Books Purchased (1821), 6 and the annotated sale catalogue.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 5.8.

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