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Bod-Inc: H-206

Horatius Flaccus, Quintus

Opera (comm. Christophorus Landinus).


Analysis of Content

[a1v] Politianus, Angelus: ‘Ode dicolos tetrastophos' [addressed to] Q. Horatius Flaccus. Walther Ludwig, ‘Horazrezeption in der Renaissance oder die Renaissance des Horaz', in Horace. L'œuvre et les imitations. Un siècle d'interpretation, ed. Walther Ludwig, Entretiens sur l'antiquité classique, 39 (Geneva, 1993), 305-71, at 363-4.

[a2r] Landinus, Christophorus: ‘Proemium' [addressed to] Guidubaldus de Montefeltro, 2nd Duke of Urbino. Landino, Scritti critici, I 198-202.

a3v ‘Tabula vocabulorum.’

[b1r] Landinus, Christophorus: [Introduction.] Incipit: ‘[V]etustum sane institutum est et quod deinceps ab omnibus pene doctioribus perpetua . . .’

[b3r] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: Carmina. [Edited by Christophorus Landinus.] Hor. Carm. Landinus's work as editor is noted in the ‘Proemium.’

[b3r] Landinus, Christophorus: [Commentary on Carmina.] Incipit: ‘  “Mecenas”. Ad Mecenatem scribit cui quantum debuerit paulo ante in sua uita . . .’

[t4r] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: Epodae. Hor. Epod.

[t4r] Landinus, Christophorus: [Commentary on Epodes.] Incipit: ‘  “Ibis liburnis inter alta nauium”. Versus iambicus est, sed primus iambicus trimeter, secundus dimeter . . .’

[x3r] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: Carmen saeculare. Hor. Saec.

[x3r] Landinus, Christophorus: [Commentary on Carmen saeculare.] Incipit: ‘  “Phœbe siluarumque potens Diana”. Carmen seculare sane inter lyrica carmina referri potest . . .’

[x4v] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: Ars poetica. Hor. Ars.

[x4v] Landinus, Christophorus: [Commentary on Ars poetica addressed to] Guidubaldus de Montefeltro. Incipit: ‘Permagna res est, illustrissime Guido Feltrane, Poeticam artem pro dignitate . . .’

[z3v] Landinus, Christophorus: [Commentary on Sermones addressed to] Guidubaldus de Montefeltro. Incipit: ‘Permagna res est, illustrissime Guido Feltri, et hominibus ac ciuitatibus apprime utilis . . .’

[z4v] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: Sermones. Hor. S. 1. 10. 9-92 only.

[F7v] Landinus, Christophorus: [Commentary on Epistolae addressed to] Guidubaldus de Montefeltro. Incipit: ‘Magnum profecto mortalibus, illustrissime Guido Feltri, adiumentum attulit ea que . . .’

[F8r] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: Epistolae. Hor. Ep.

[M1r] [Colophon.]

[M1v] ‘Haec sunt quae in codice Horatii errore librarii mendosa emendanda fuerant. Tu igitur, lector, numeris indicibus cuncta assequeris.’ Incipit: ‘Neque polymnia imo neue polymnia ut ‘nevepo-' faciat dactylum. vii . . .’

[M2r] ‘Emendata in comentariis quae inuenies indice numero chartarum.’ Incipit: ‘Philamonem fratrem imo eius fratrem. i. . . .’


Imprint: Florence: Antonio di Bartolommeo Miscomini, 5 Aug. 1482. Folio.


Collation: [a6 b–z A–L8 M2].


ISTC: ih00447000

Hain: HCR 8881;

Goff: Goff H‑447;

BMC: BMC VI 637;

Proctor: Pr 6142;

Others: CIBN H‑276; Oates 2338; Rhodes 941; Sheppard 5102.

LCN: 14449504


Copy number: H-206(1)

Binding: Parchment; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 287 × 201 × mm.

Size of leaf: 278 × 194 mm.

Some notes, including extraction of key words, and underlining in the text and commentary in a sixteenth-century hand.

On [a2r] a ten-line initial ‘S' is supplied in gold on a ground of blue, green, and red, with foliate decoration in white and yellow, all within a black pen-work border; on [b1r] a nine-line Florentine initial ‘V' is supplied in gold, surrounded by white vine-stems defined in red, blue, or green, and decorated with gold dots; other two- to eight-line initials are supplied in blue. On [b1r] the coat of arms of Baldinotti (see below) on a red ground decorated in white, within a green laurel wreath, all surrounded by white vine-stems defined in red, blue, and green; see Pächt and Alexander II, 109 no. pr. 52. Occasional running headings are supplied in black ink in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand.

Provenance: Baldinotti family; coat of arms on [b1r]: azure, a bend argent [as identified by A. C de la Mare, in the Bodleian's annotated copy of Pächt and Alexander II in Duke Humfrey's Library]. Washed or erased inscription on [a1r]. Maffeo Pinelli (1735-1785); see Morelli (1787), II no. 4571; sale (1789), lot 9472. Purchased through Peter Elmsley for £6. 10. 0; see the annotated sale catalogue and Books Purchased (1789), 6.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 2.3.

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