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Bod-Inc: G-055

Gellius, Aulus

Noctes Atticae.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] [Table of contents.]

[b6r] [Gellius, Aulus: Noctes Atticae.] Gel. Modern edition finishes with 20.11.5, which is at the beginning of 19.10 as numbered in this incunable edition.

[s7r] [Bussis, Johannes Andreas de: Note on the missing book 8.] Incipit: ‘Volumina commentariorum ad hunc diem uiginti iam facta sunt . . .’


Imprint: Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 1472. Folio.


Collation: [a–l10 m8 n–q10 r s8].


ISTC: ig00120000

GW: GW 10594;

Hain: HR 7519;

Goff: Goff G‑120;

BMC: BMC V 171;

Proctor: Pr 4084;

Others: Lowry, Jenson, 242, no. 30; Rhodes 815; Sheppard 3257.

LCN: 14829060


Copy number: G-055(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [s8].

Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled diced russia, probably bound for Askew; marbled pastedowns; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; the upper cover detached.

Size: 328 × 232 × 43 mm.

Size of leaf: 318 × 217 mm.

Early marginal notes in the hand of Calphurnius, mainly key words, some in Greek. On [a1r] an early manuscript note in now faint black ink, unread. On the recto of the back endleaf an early manuscript note on grammar.

Provenance: Johannes Calphurnius (†1503); inscription [a1v]: ‘Ioannes Calphurnius oratoriam artem grece latineque Patauii gloriose docens: librum hunc Canonicis Regularibus sancti Iohannis in Viridario deuotus legauit Vt inde profitiens lector sis gratus. M° ccccc 3°'. Padua, Augustinian Canons Regular of the Lateran, S. Johannes Baptista in Viridario; inscription (see above). Anthony Askew (1722-1772); shelfmark(?): ‘D.3.12' on the recto of the front endleaf; sale (13 Feb. 1775), lot 1754, for £11. 10. 0; note on the recto of the front endleaf. London, British Museum; shelfmark from the Montagu House period: ‘3Xm'; this copy was presumably acquired by the BM at Askew's sale or certainly before 1799, the date at which the Cracherode copy arrived in the BM, when this copy would have become a duplicate; duplicate stamp, dated 1804, on [a2v]; Catalogue of the Duplicate Books of the British Museum (London: Sotheby, 19 Feb. 1819), lot 889; note on the recto of the front endleaf: ‘Purchased from Brit. Museum 1819'. Purchased for £10. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1819), 4.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 3.33.

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