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Bod-Inc: J-299

Justinus, Marcus Junianus

Epitomae in Trogi Pompeii historias (ed. Marcus Antonius Sabellicus), et al.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

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

g2r Beroaldus, Philippus: [Introductory letter addressed to] Count Petrus Maria Rubeus. Incipit: ‘[Q]uemadmodum Dinocrates architectus, clarissime vir, procera statura . . .’ The letter is in the version mentioning Henricus de Colonia (F‑079), unlike the first edition (F‑078). Several of the errors of J‑297 have been corrected.

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. Justinianus Romanus is said to have edited or corrected the edition: ‘Rite recognouit opus Iustinianus ad unguem | Romanus'.

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: [Philippus Pincius], 8 Nov. 1497. Folio.

Remarks: BMC suggests that this edition may be by some other printer working with material discarded by Pincius or Johannes Rubeus.


Collation: a–i6.


ISTC: ij00622000

Hain: HC *9657;

Goff: Goff J‑622;

BMC: BMC V 498;

Proctor: Pr 5319;

Others: BSB‑Ink I‑673; Hillard 1174; Rhodes 1050; Sheppard 4407.

LCN: 14547176


Copy number: J-299(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century marbled paper boards; bound for Kloß; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 302 × 218 × 11 mm.

Size of leaf: 297 × 204 mm.

On a1v an index, written in a sixteenth-century hand, listing the rulers of Assyria, the Medes, Persia, Macedonia, Syria, Asia, and Egypt. Early marginal and interlinear notes (some in the same hand as the one that wrote the index) including comments on the text, and corrections to the text in black ink.

Printed headings for each book of Justinus underlined in red.

Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 2454; purchased for £0. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 15.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P 5.11.

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