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Bod-Inc: F-078

Florus, Lucius Annaeus

Epitomae rerum Romanarum (ed. Philippus Beroaldus).


Analysis of Content

[a1v] Beroaldus, Philippus: [Letter addressed to] Petrus Maria Rubeus [Rossi] Parmensis. Incipit: ‘Quemadmodum Dinocrates architectus, clarissime vir, procera statura facie aut . . .’ Explicit: si superest locum rogantem. Vale. The letter suggests that Beroaldus did the editorial work at the request of Stephanus Corallus, the printer, and that 1000 copies were to be printed.

[b1r] Florus, Lucius Annaeus: Epitomae rerum Romanarum. Edited by Philippus Beroaldus. Flor. Epit.


Imprint: [Parma]: Stephanus Corallus, [c.1476-8]. 4°.

Remarks: The printer's name appears in the dedicatory letter. As dated by GW; Sheppard dates [c.1476].


Collation: [a2 b–k8 l6].


ISTC: if00235000

GW: GW 10097;

Hain: HC (Addenda) 7200;

Goff: Goff F‑235;


Proctor: Pr 6845;

Others: Sheppard 5653.

LCN: 14828598


Copy number: F-078(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century English diced russia; marbled pastedowns. On both covers fillets form a frame, inside which is a dentelle roll in gilt; with gold-tooled spine and turn-ins; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 233 × 173 × 30 mm.

Size of leaf: 224 × 154 mm.

Provenance: Corner of front endleaf cut away. Hon. John Trevor (1749-1824), later 3rd Viscount Hampden; book-plate: see Howe, Book Plates, 29821(?); sale, lot 485. Purchased for £5. 15. 6: see Books Purchased (1825), 10.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 5.31.

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