De Antiquitate judaica contra Apionem, et al.
Analysis of Content
a2r Josephus, Flavius: De bello judaico. Incipit: ‘[Q]uoniam bellum quod cum Romanis gessere Iudei . . . [C]um potentes iudeorum inter se dissiderent . . .’ Explicit: que scripsi habuerim coniecturam. See J‑218.
n5r Josephus, Flavius: De Antiquitate Judaica contra Apionem. See J‑221.
p5v [Hieronymus Stridonensis]: [Extract from Epistolae.] Incipit: ‘Iosephus antiquitatem approbans Iudaici populi duos libros scriptos contra Apionem . . .’ Explicit: bibliothecam euoluerit. See J‑221.
Imprint: Venice: Reynaldus de Novimagio, 31 Mar. 1481; 10 May ‘1400' [i. e. c.1481]. Folio.
Collation: a10 b–o8 p6.
Hain: HCR 9453 (incl. H 9456);
Goff: Goff J‑485;
BMC: BMC V 256;
Proctor: Pr 4439;
Others: BSB‑Ink I‑617; CIBN J‑309; Hillard 1162; Rhodes 1042 (I); Sheppard 3574.
Copy number: J-222(1)
Wanting the blank leaf p6.
Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf, bound for the Bodleian; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers, and yellow-edged leaves.
Size: 306 × 199 × 31 mm.
Size of leaf: 298 × 192 mm.
Marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in a number of early Italian hands, one of which is that of Bartholomaeus Fioritus. Seventeenth/eighteenth-century bibliographical note in Italian on the front endleaf.
On a2r an Italian ten-line initial ‘Q' is supplied in green on a square gold ground; the area defined by the letter supplied in blue edged in gold, with white floral pen-work decoration. A floral border is supplied in pink, azure, green, and golden dots; see Pächt and Alexander II, 115 no. pr. 148 (north-west Italy?). Coat of arms sustained by two putti: barry of six, or and vert. On a3r an eight-line initial is supplied in red with reserved white decoration and blue pen-work decoration extending into the margin. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue.
Provenance: Bartholomaeus Fioritus (sixteenth century); inscription on a1r and a2r: ‘Bartholomaei Fioriti'. Purchased in Florence via D. A. Talboys, Oxford, for £0. 15. 0; see Books Purchased (1832), 13, and Library Bills (1829-32), no. 446.
SHELFMARK: Auct. P 3.7.
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