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Bod-Inc: F-108

Frontinus, Sextus Julius

De aquaeductibus (ed. Pomponius Laetus and Johannes Sulpitius).


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Frontinus, Sextus Julius: [De aquaeductibus.] ‘De aquis quae in urbem influunt libellus mirabilis'. Edited by Pomponius Laetus and Johannes Sulpitius. Front. Aq.

[b8v] [Colophon with note on the editors.] Incipit: ‘Libellum hunc de aqueductibus cum esset mendosissimum . . .’


Imprint: [Rome: Eucharius Silber, before 16 Aug. 1487]. Folio.

Remarks: As assigned by Sheppard; Pr assigns to [Georgius Herolt]. Following Hermann Degering, ‘Wer war der Drucker der Erstausgabe des Vitruv? Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte des römischen Buchdrucks', in Wiegendrucke und Handschriften. Festgabe Konrad Haebler zum 60. Geburtstage, ed. Isak Collijn (Leipzig 1919), 175-202, at 197-202, GW assigns to the [Printer of Vitruvius], because the book is often bound with the first edition of Vitruvius (Goff V‑306), as is in the Bodleian copy. The copy at Corpus Christi College, Oxford was bought in Rome on 16 Aug. 1487.


Collation: [a b8].


ISTC: if00324000

GW: GW 10408;

Hain: H 7389;

Goff: Goff F‑324;

BMC: BMC IV 123 & VII 1132;

Proctor: Pr 3940;

Others: BSB‑Ink F‑274; Rhodes 791; Sheppard 3095.

LCN: 14829309


Copy number: F-108(1)

Bound with:
1. Marcus Vitruvius Pollio, De architectura. [Rome: Eucharius Silber, between 1486 and 16 Aug. 1487] (V‑149).

Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled red morocco; the spine is tooled with urns and fleurons; triple fillets on both covers; similar tool on spine of Auct. L 4.20; same tool on turn-ins, and same marbled paper as Auct. O inf. 1.23, both of which have the same combination of provenances as this item; gilt-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns; stamped with the arms of George John, 2nd Earl Spencer, impaling Bingham quartered with Turberville, motto: ‘Dieu defend le droit'.

Size: 277 × 195 × 22 mm.

Size of leaf: 270 × 184 mm.

Eighteenth/nineteenth-century bibliographical note in French pasted to front pastedown.

Provenance: Karl Emerich Reviczky, Freiherr von Revisnye (1737-1793), catalogue (1784), pp. 60 and 99; catalogue (1794), pp. 139-40 and 174; note in the Spencer sale catalogue: ‘this copy was count Reviczky's'. George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834); cancelled accession number ‘3144'; sale (1821), lot 335; in the annotated sale catalogue marked down to [Robert] Heathcote (†1823) for £12. 12. 0. Richard Heber (1773-1833); see Catalogue, 6 (1835), lot 3947, sold for £3. 13. 6. Purchased for £5. 15. 6, according to Books Purchased (1835), 29.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 5.27(2).

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