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Bod-Inc: J-290

Justinus, Marcus Junianus

Epitomae in Trogi Pompeii historias.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Justinus, [Marcus Junianus]: Epitomae in Trogi Pompeii historias. Just. Epit.

[o10r] [Verse colophon by the book, naming the printer.] Incipit: ‘Historias ueteres peregrinaque gesta reuoluo | Iustinus lege me sum Trogus ipse breuis'; 2 elegiac distichs.


Imprint: Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 1470. 4°.


Collation: [a–o10].


ISTC: ij00613000

Hain: HR 9647;

Goff: Goff J‑613;

BMC: BMC V 167;

Proctor: Pr 4067;

Others: CIBN J‑335; Hillard 1171; Lowry, Jenson, 239, no. 3; Rhodes 1046; Sheppard 3239.

LCN: 14544818


Copy number: J-290(1)

Several leaves in the first and last gatherings mounted.

Binding: English (London c.1790) red morocco with marbled pastedowns, gilt-edged leaves, and the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Bound by H. Walther; ticket on the verso of the front endleaf.

Size: 284 × 201 × 32 mm.

Size of leaf: 275 × 185 mm.

Washed early marginal notes in gathering [a], also occasional annotations and pointing hands in the rest of the book.

Three- to six-line epigraphic initials are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Maffeo Pinelli (1735-1785); see Morelli (1787), II no. 2791; sale (1789), lot 7692. Purchased through Peter Elmsley for £18. 7. 6; see the annotated sale catalogue and Books Purchased (1789), 5.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 3.11.

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