Juvenalis, Decimus Junius
Analysis of Content
[a2r] [Juvenalis, Decimus Junius: Satyrae.] Juv.
Imprint: [Rome: Wendelinus de Wila], 16 Sept. 1474. 4°.
Remarks: Pr and Sheppard assign to [Rome], and Fava–Bresciano doubtfully to [Naples: Arnaldus de Bruxella].
Collation: [a–c10 d–h8 i10].
Types: Type: 108 R.
Leaves: 80 leaves, the first blank.
Line number: 25 lines ([a2v]).
Type area: Type area: 137 ×83 mm ([a2v]).
Hain: HC 9667;
Proctor: Pr 3457;
Others: Fava–Bresciano 238; Sheppard 2765.
Copy number: J-301(1)
Wanting the blank leaf [a1], and [i10] containing the register.
Binding: Eighteenth-century calf, the spine gold-tooled; marbled pastedowns.
Size: 208 × 152 × 17 mm.
Size of leaf: 201 × 137 mm.
Copious early marginal and interlinear notes, including extensive comments on the text and pointing hands.
Partial rubrication: on [a5v] a two-line initial ‘U' is supplied in red; running titles, being the first word of each ‘satyra', and capital strokes supplied in red.
Provenance: Luigi Serra, 4th Duca di Cassano (1747-1825); not identified in Catalogo; coat of arms on [i9r]: or, two bars counter compony, argent and gules; see Gelli pl. 160. George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834); not in sale (1821). Richard Heber (1773-1833); note on a slip of paper attached to the recto of the front endleaf: ‘The present edition is so scarce that Ld. Sp[encer] had it not till he bought the Duke of Cassano's collection, in which were two copies (the present, wanting the last leaf containing the Register). No other copy is known in England'; see Catalogue, 6 (1835), lot 1911, for £6. 6. 0. Purchased for £6. 6. 0; see Books Purchased (1841), 22.
SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 5.38.
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