Juvenalis, Decimus Junius
Analysis of Content
[a2r] [Juvenalis, Decimus Junius: Satyrae.] Juv.
Imprint: [Rome]: Ulrich Han, [c.1471]. 4°.
Remarks: On the date see C. F. Bühler, ‘The Earliest Editions of Juvenal', Studies in the Renaissance, 2 (1955), 84-95, repr. in C. F. Bühler, Early Books and Manuscripts ([New York], 1973), 223-35, at 234, and BMC. IGI dates [c.1474].
Collation: [a–c10 d–h8 i10].
Hain: HCR 9660;
Goff: Goff J‑627;
BMC: BMC XII 2;
Proctor: Pr 3344;
Others: IGI 5573; Sheppard 2666. Microfiche: Unit 8: Printing in Italy before 1472: Part II.
Copy number: J-300(1)
On [a2r], l. 1: ‘ . . . ego . . . nunꝗ̃'. On [i9r], colophon l. 2: ‘ . . . Gall[us] . . .’ Leaves [f1-7] bound before gathering [e]; [i10], containing the register, is mounted.
Binding: Seventeenth/eighteenth-century parchment with edges coloured in pink and green.
Size: 224 × 172 × 23 mm.
Size of leaf: 219 × 159 mm.
Copious early marginal and interlinear notes, mostly in one humanist hand, with some key words in red, but including commentary on the text and pointing hands; some notes in the outer margin have been cropped. On [a1r] ‘Oratio beati Antonii' in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand: ‘Si quauis miracula mors [ ] calamitas . . .’
Cropped running numbers of books and ‘satyrae' are supplied in red.
Provenance: Fifteenth-century inscription in red ink on [a1r]: ‘Pro Jouanne Simonis decellis carlino uno'. Erased sixteenth-century(?) inscription of a price(?) on [a1r]. Luigi Serra, 4th Duca di Cassano (1747-1825); see Catalogo, p. 22. George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834); sale (1821), lot 164. Purchased by Heber for £24. 13. 6, according to the price annotated in red ink in Heber's sale catalogue. Richard Heber (1773-1833); note on the recto of the front endleaf: ‘March 1821 Spencer Dupl. sale by Evans £24-13-6. NB Bought by me against the Royal Library, Paris'; see Catalogue, 6 (1835), lot 1910, sold for £20. 5. 0; the Heber sale catalogue states that it was formerly a Pinelli book, but no copy of this edition is listed in the Pinelli sale catalogue. Presumably the copy purchased for £18. 18. 0; see Books Purchased (1841), 23, although this is listed as also containing Persius, Satyrae.
SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 5.8.
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