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Bod-Inc: H-209

Horatius Flaccus, Quintus

Opera (comm. Christophorus Landinus).


Analysis of Content

a1v Politianus, Angelus: ‘Ode dicolos tetrastophos' [addressed to] Q. Horatius Flaccus. Ludwig, ‘Horazrezeption in der Renaissance', 363-4.

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

a3r Landinus, Christophorus: [Introduction.] ‘Vita poetae.’ Incipit: ‘[V]etustum sane institutum est et quod deinceps ab omnibus pene doctioribus perpetua . . .’

a4v Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: Carmina. Hor. Carm.

a4v Landinus, Christophorus: [Commentary on Carmina.] Incipit: ‘  “Moecenas”. Ad Moecenatem scribit cui quantum debuerit paulo ante in sua uita . . .’

m8r Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: Epodae. Hor. Epod.

m8r Landinus, Christophorus: [Commentary on Epodes.] Incipit: ‘  “Ibis liburnis inter alta nauium”. Versus iambicus est, sed primus iambicus trimeter, secundus dimeter . . .’

o1v Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: Carmen saeculare. Hor. Saec.

o1v Landinus, Christophorus: [Commentary on Carmen saeculare.] Incipit: ‘  “Phoebe siluarumque potens Diana”. Carmen saeculare sane inter lyrica carmina referri potest . . .’

o2v Landinus, Christophorus: [Commentary on Ars poetica addressed to] Guidubaldus de Montefeltro. Incipit: ‘Permagna res est, illustrissime Guido Feltrane, Poeticam artem pro dignitate . . .’

o3r Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: Ars poetica. Hor. Ars.

p5r Landinus, Christophorus: [Commentary on Sermones addressed to] Guidubaldus de Montefeltro. Incipit: ‘Permagna res est, illustrissime Guido Feltri, et hominibus ac ciuitatibus apprime utilis . . .’

p5v Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: Sermones. Hor. S. 1. 10. 9-92 only.

t8r Landinus, Christophorus: [Commentary on Epistolae addressed to] Guidubaldus de Montefeltro. Incipit: ‘Magnum profecto mortalibus, illustrissime Guido Feltri, adiumentum attulit ea quae . . .’

t8v Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: Epistolae. Hor. Ep.


Imprint: Venice: Bernardinus Stagninus, de Tridino, 1486. Folio.


Collation: a–x8 y10.


ISTC: ih00450000

Hain: HC *8884;

Goff: Goff H‑450;

BMC: BMC V 364;

Proctor: Pr 4827;

Others: BSB‑Ink H‑365; CIBN H‑280; Oates 1904; Sack, Freiburg, 1883-4; Sheppard 3963.

LCN: 14449434


Copy number: H-209(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century English gold-tooled red morocco, marbled pastedowns, bound for Lord Harley by Christopher Chapman. On both covers triple gold fillets form an outer frame within which is a floral roll (cf. Nixon, ‘Harleian Bindings', pl. 13); further triple fillets form the inner frame within which is an ornamental roll (Nixon, ‘Harleian Bindings', pl. 14, Chapman roll 1); each cover is decorated with an ornamental centre-piece, made up of numerous individual tools, including Nixon, ‘Harleian Bindings', pl. 15, nos Chapman 5, 10, 14a, and 14b. The spine is decorated with Chapman roll 3, and Nixon, pl. 15, no. 16, a fleuron, and a triangular ornamental stamp; the turn-ins are decorated with Chapman roll 3. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Upper cover detached.

Size: 325 × 224 × 41 mm.

Size of leaf: 311 × 207 mm.

Occasional early marginal annotations and underlining in the text in black ink; some early interlinear notes in red ink, especially in the Carmen saeculare and the Sermones.

Two- to eight-line initials, some with extensions into the margins, some with reserved white decoration in the area defined by the letter, and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Edward, Lord Harley, later 2nd Earl of Oxford (1689-1741); bought by Thomas Osborne; see Catalogus Bibliothecae Harleianae, I no. 3750, with the date given as ‘1586'. Ralph Palmer (eighteenth century), perhaps to be identified with Ralph Palmer (†1755)(?), of Little Chelsea (‘Bibliotheca Palmeriana'); erased inscription on the recto of the front endleaf: ‘Bibliotheca Palmeriana'. Ralph, 2nd Earl Verney (1712?-1791); scar of (his?) book-plate on the front pastedown; Sheppard notes references to sales of Verney's books in 1783 and 1784, but no catalogues of these have been located. Purchased from William Lowndes for £4. 4. 0; see Library Bills (1815), 77, and Books Purchased (1815), 3.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 3.23.

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