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Bod-Inc: F-111

Fulgentius, Fabius Planciades

Enarrationes allegoricae fabularum (ed. Johannes Baptista Pius).


Analysis of Content

a1v Sforza, Ludovicus Maria, Duke of Milan: Privilegium. Incipit: ‘Cum industrius uir . . .’ Dated Milan, 9 Nov. 1497.

a2r ‘Tabula'. [Table of contents.]

a2v Pius, Johannes Baptista: [Letter addressed to] Antonius Maria Bentivola. Incipit: ‘[L]ex uetustissima est . . .’ Dated Milan, 12 Nov. 1497.

a3r Pius, Johannes Baptista: ‘Commentarius in Fulgentium'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uamuis inefficax. Fulgentius autor qui maxime . . .’

a3r Fulgentius, Fabius Planciades: Enarrationes allegoricae fabularum. [Also known as Mythologiae.] Edited by Johannes Baptista Pius. Fulgentius, Opera, ed. Rudolf Helm (Leipzig, 1898, repr. Stuttgart, 1970), 3-80; see CPL 849. Text surrounded by commentary.

f5v [Colophon.]

g1r Fulgentius, Fabius Planciades: Voces antiquae cum testimonio. [Also known as Expositio sermonum antiquorum.] Dedicated to Calcidius. Incipit: ‘[N]e de tuorum praeceptorum . . .’

g5r Pius, Johannes Baptista: [Poem.] Dedicated to Antonius Maria Bentivola. Incipit: ‘Digne coronatam triplici diademate frontem'; 5 elegiac distichs.

g5v [On the life and works of Fulgentius.] Incipit: ‘[Q]uoniam summatim, strictim et carptim . . .’

g6v [List of errata.]


Imprint: Milan: Uldericus Scinzenzeler, 23 Apr. 1498. Folio.


Collation: a–d8 e4 f g6.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: if00326000

GW: GW 10423;

Hain: HC *7392;

Goff: Goff F‑326;

BMC: BMC VI 773;

Proctor: Pr 6037;

Others: BSB‑Ink F‑280; Hillard 835; Oates 2310-12; Rhodes 792; Sheppard 5010.

LCN: 14829259


Copy number: F-111(1)

Binding: Italian quarter parchment; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on leather ovals on both covers.

Size: 305 × 220 × 15 mm.

Size of leaf: 300 × 203 mm.

Early marginal notes in a humanist hand, extracting key words. After g6 is bound a manuscript index in an early humanist hand on four leaves, only partly referring to this item.

Provenance: Ambrogio Trivisio, on a1r a seventeenth-century(?) inscription: ‘Amb. Triuisio Bass.' Maffeo Pinelli (1735-1785); sale (1787), lot 10772. Purchased through Peter Elmsley for £1. 5. 0; see the annotated sale catalogue and Books Purchased (1789), 5, dated as 1494.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 3.21.

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