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Bod-Inc: J-293

Justinus, Marcus Junianus

Epitomae in Trogi Pompeii historias.


Analysis of Content

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

[n5r] [Verse colophon by the book, naming the printer.] Incipit: ‘Historias veteres peregrinaque gesta reuoluo | Iustinus lege me sum Trogus ipse breuis'; 2 elegiac distichs. The first two lines of the colophon are the same as those in the verse colophon of J‑290, but the last two lines are different.


Imprint: [Milan]: Antonius Zarotus, 13 June 1474. 4°.


Collation: [a–l10 m8 n6].


ISTC: ij00616000

Hain: HC 9649;

Goff: Goff J‑616;

BMC: BMC VI 711;

Proctor: Pr 5780;

Others: CIBN J‑338; Sheppard 4829.

LCN: 14544853


Copy number: J-293(1)

Wanting the blank leaves [a1] and [n6].

Binding: Eighteenth-century English (London; probably Heinrich Walther, c.1790) red morocco, bound for the Bodleian, with marbled pastedowns, gilt-edged leaves, and the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 279 × 197 × 28 mm.

Size of leaf: 270 × 181 mm.

Washed early marginal annotations and ‘nota' marks, also corrections to the text, and some punctuation and diminuation marks.

Some four- and five-line initials are supplied in washed black ink.

Provenance: Possibly Maffeo Pinelli (1735-1785); see Morelli II 2792 and sale (1789), lot 7693; according to the Bodleian annotated copy of the sale catalogue this lot was sold to Lord Spencer for £4. 10. 0; this is the price paid by the Bodleian in 1789, so it may be that the annotation, uncharacteristically, is incorrect and that the Bodleian bought the book at the Pinelli sale; this, however, seems less likely than an alternative provenance from Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792), sale (1789), part II lot 5829; the Crevenna copy is described as having been bound ‘[en] cart[on]', and would therefore probably have been rebound; in the annotated sale catalogue the lot is marked down to van den Bergh for Fl. 10, the equivalent of £0. 17. 6, according to the exchange rate used by Thomas Payne at this sale; items from this sale acquired by the Bodleian through or from van den Bergh were regularly priced much higher than the hammer price. Purchased for £4. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1789), 5.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 3.7.

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