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Bod-Inc: H-094


Epistolae ad Athletam et Heliodorum, et al.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Hieronymus: Epistola [addressed to] Athleta [i.e Laeta]. ed. Hilberg, no. cvii.

a6r Hieronymus: Epistola [addressed to] Heliodorus. ed. Hilberg, no. xiv.

b1r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Epistolae ad familiares XIV–XVI. Cic. Fam. 14. 1-24, 15. 1-6, 9, 7-8, 10-21, 16. 5, 7, 1-4, 6, 8, 11-12, 10, 15, 14, 13, 16-27.

e4v Brunus Aretinus, Leonardus: ‘Prefatio' [addressed to] Colluccius Salutatus. Basilio di Cesarea, Discorso ai giovani. Oratio ad adolescentes. Con la versione latina di Leonardo Bruni, ed. Mario Naldini (Rome, 1984), 231-2; Bruni, Schriften, 99-100; see B‑130.

e4v ‘Tituli.’

e5r Basilius Magnus: De legendis antiquorum libris, sive De liberalibus studiis et ingenuis moribus, [dedicated to his nephews]. Translated by Leonardus Brunus Aretinus. ed. Naldini, 232-48. See B‑130; for this edition see Luzi Schucan, Das Nachleben von Basilius Magnus «ad adolescentes». Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte des christlichen Humanismus, Travaux d'humanisme et renaissance, 133 (Geneva, 1973), 169, and 245, no. 48.

f3r [Introductory verse.] Incipit: ‘Infracto ut possis animo contemnere mortem | Ad nomen cuius uulgus inane tremit'; 2 elegiac distichs.

f3v Canter Frisius, Jacobus: [Letter addressed to] Johannes Rincus. Incipit: ‘[A]xiochum quem mihi ante annos aliquot dono dedisti . . .’

f4r Canter Frisius, Jacobus: ‘Epigramma' [addressed to] Johannes Rincus. Incipit: ‘Magna canunt vates Alcide facta per orbem | Nempe animam exclusit anguibus ipse puer'; 9 elegiac distichs.

f4v Agricola, Rudolphus: ‘Epistola prohemii locum tenens' [addressed to] Rudolphus Langius. Incipit: ‘[R]odolphus Agricola Rodolpho Langio salutem. Libellum Platonis qui Axiochus inscribitur latinum feci . . .’ See P. S. Allen, ‘The Letters of Rudolf Agricola', EHR 21 (1906), 302-17, 311, ep. 14.

f4v Plato [pseudo-]: Axiochus seu De morte contemnenda. Edited by Jacobus Canter Frisius. Translated by Rudolphus Agricola. Incipit: ‘[E]xeunti ad cynosarges mihi cum ad Dissum venissem vox . . .’ See Antonio Belli, Le versioni umanistiche dell'Assioco pseudoplatonico, La Parola del passato, 9 (Naples, 1954), 442-67.

g3v Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: Sermones. Hor. S. 1. 1.


Imprint: [Deventer: Richard Pafraet, between 30 Oct. 1499 and 6 June 1500]. 4°.


Collation: a–f8.4 g6.

Types: Types: 175 G, 76 G later state, 106 (98) G 2nd state.


ISTC: ih00177500

Hain: C 2953;

Proctor: not in Pr;

Others: Campbell 928; HPT II 410; ILC 1182; Polain 1952; Sheppard 6960.

LCN: 14499470


Copy number: H-094(1)

Previously bound with other tracts, of which the titles are written on the title-page. On a1r, l. 3: ‘ . . . epiſtolȩ . . .'; on f3v, l. 1: ‘ . . . Canter . . .', not as Polain. Impressions of bearer-type on a1 and on g6.

Binding: Half parchment; marbled red paper boards. Eighteenth/nineteenth-century paper title-label on the outside of the upper cover.

Size: 200 × 142 × 15 mm.

Size of leaf: 195 × 138 mm.

Occasional marginal annotations, and crossings out in the text in black ink. The list of contents on the title-page continues in manuscript: ‘Epistole breuiores Ciceronis | Dialogus Maphei Vegii inter Philaletem et veritatem | Gesta Romanorum Lucii Flori | Centhone Virgilii | Prudentius De anime pugna | Oratio Hermolai Barbari | Elucidarius carminum [probably one of several editions of Hermannus Torrentinus, Elucidarius carminum et historiarum printed by Pafraet]| Ars memoratiua Georgi Sibut | Summula Johannis Andree | Luciij Flori Epitoma de gestis romanorum.’

One- to five-line initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes and underlining in red.

Provenance: Liesborn, Westphalia, Benedictines, SS. Cosmus, Damianus, et Simeon; inscription on a1r: ‘Liber conuentus in Lessborn'. Fr. Hilfoordt; nineteenth-century inscription on the recto of the front endleaf: ‘Fr. Hilfoordt'. Pierre-Philippe-Constant Lammens (1762-1836); book-label: ‘Ex bibliotheca P. P. C. Lammens'. Purchased 19 Oct. 1922 from R. Atkinson, bookseller, London; pencil note on the front pastedown; cutting from catalogue attached to the recto of the front endleaf; price £1. 5. 0; see Annual Report of the Curators of the Bodleian Library, Oxford University Gazette, 14 Feb. 1922, 348.

SHELFMARK: Inc. e. N8.1.

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