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Bod-Inc: J-298

Justinus, Marcus Junianus

Epitomae in Trogi Pompeii historias, et al.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Justinus, [Marcus Junianus]: Epitomae in Trogi Pompeii historias. Just. Epit.

g2r B[e]roaldus, Philippus: [Introductory letter addressed to] Count Petrus Maria Rubeus. Incipit: ‘[Q]uemadmodum Dinocrates architectus, clarissime uir, procera statura . . .’ The letter is in the version mentioning Henricus de Colonia (F‑079), unlike the first edition (F‑078). The whole edition is copied from J‑297, including several typographical errors.

g2r Florus, Lucius [Annaeus]: Epitomae rerum Romanarum. Flor. Epit.

i6r [Verse addressed to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Aurea Iustini Lucique epithomata Flori | Aere tibi modico, candide lector, eme'; 4 elegiac distichs.

i6r Sabellicus, Marcus Antonius: [Valedictory letter addressed to] Johannes Matthaeus Contarenus. Incipit: ‘Recognoui his paucis diebus Iustini et Lucii Flori Epitomen fuitque ea mihi lectio . . .’


Imprint: [Venice: Johannes Rubeus Vercellensis and Albertinus Vercellensis, for Antonius Moretus, c.1494]. Folio.

Remarks: As assigned by CIBN and IGI, and dated by BSB‑Ink, CIBN, and IGI; BSB‑Ink, IGI, and BMC assign to [Johannes Rubeus Vercellensis] alone. BMC dates [after 1489-90]; IGI dates [c.1498]; Sheppard dates [c.1500].


Collation: a–i6.


ISTC: ij00620500

Hain: HC *9653;

Goff: Goff J‑619;

BMC: BMC V 421;

Proctor: Pr 5138;

Others: BSB‑Ink I‑672; CIBN J‑343; IGI 5560; Oates 2015-16; Rhodes 1049; Sheppard 4134.

LCN: 14547119


Copy number: J-298(1)

Binding: Marbled paper boards.

Size: 318 × 223 × 10 mm.

Size of leaf: 316 × 214 mm.

Early marginal and interlinear annotations, apparently in two hands, one writing in black ink, the other in red ink, including comments on the text, underlining in the text, and pointing hands. On i6v, a proverb consisting of an elegiac distich by the hand writing in red ink: ‘Omnia si perdis famam seruare memento | Qua semel amissa postea nullus eris', see also D‑046.

Provenance: Purchased by July 1951, from Bernard Quaritch; date stamp on a1r.

SHELFMARK: Inc. c. I4.5.

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