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Bod-Inc: J-304

Juvenalis, Decimus Junius

Satyrae (comm. Domitius Calderinus).


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Calderinus, Domitius: [Introductory letter addressed to] Julianus [I] de' Medici. Incipit: ‘[D]omitius Iuliano Medici salutem. Etsi multa de prudentia, humanitate, uirtute tua . . .’ Explicit: optinet honestissimum. Vale

[a3v] ‘Iuuenalis uita'. Saturae, ed. Clausen, 179, with slightly variant ending.

[a3v] [Two notes referring to Calderinus's ‘Defensio' and rejecting the tradition dividing the Satyrae into books; cf. J‑323–J‑329.]

[a4r] Calderinus, Domitius: [Preface addressed to] Julianus [I] de' Medici. Incipit: ‘[S]atyrarum genera duo agnoscimus alterum antiquius tam a græcis quam . . .’ Explicit: initium hoc pacto

[a4v] Calderinus, Domitius: [Commentary on Juvenalis, Satyrae.] Incipit: ‘Erone semper auditor scilicet alienorum carminum de qua molestia et temporis . . .’ Explicit: Porphyrio

[a4v] Juvenalis, [Decimus] Junius: Satyrae. Juv.

[k10v] Calderinus, Domitius: [Critical remarks on Fidentinus (Angelus Cneus Sabinus). Letter addressed to] Julianus [I] de' Medici. Incipit: ‘[N]ihil mihi in toto opere perficiendo molestius fuit . . .’ Explicit: ascribendam iudicem

[l1v] Calderinus, Domitius: Defensio adversus Brotheum [Nicolaus Perottus]. Incipit: ‘[U]tinam Heli et Marce consilio me mihi uti licuisset . . .’ Explicit: accusari debere uiderentur. Valete


Imprint: Venice: Jacobus Rubeus, 24 Apr. 1475. 4°.


Collation: [a b10 c–i8 k l10].


ISTC: ij00642000

Hain: HC *9688;

Goff: Goff J‑642;

BMC: BMC V 214;

Proctor: Pr 4239;

Others: BSB‑Ink I‑678; CIBN J‑352; Oates 1695; Rhodes 1054; Sheppard 3415-16.

LCN: 14546319, 14546375


Copy number: J-304(1)

Leaf [a4r], l. 3: ‘ATyrarum genera duo agnoſcīus . . .' Wanting the blank leaf [a1]; [d1] torn; leaf [l9] is bound after [l2].

Binding: Gold-tooled diced russia with marbled pastedowns. Upper cover detached.

Size: 285 × 207 × 32 mm.

Size of leaf: 278 × 184 mm.

Copious washed early marginal annotations, including comments on the text and extraction of key words. Also scribbles and drawings of human heads in red crayon. Running numbers of ‘satyrae' are supplied in black ink in the upper margin. Early foliation: i–lxxxv.

Provenance: Petrus Martellus (fifteenth/sixteenth century); inscription on [l10r]: ‘Petri Martelli liber'. Arthur Edwards (†1743). London, British Museum; black octagonal stamp on [a2v] and [l10v] indicating the collection of Major Edwards; shelfmark from the Montagu House period: ‘Gal.9Ke'; duplicate stamp dated 1831 on [a2v]. Purchased for £1. 1. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 16.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N inf. 1.23.

Copy number: J-304(2)

A variant: sheet [a4.7] set up differently; leaf [a4r], l. 3: ‘ATyra genera duo agnoſcīus . . .’

Wanting the blank leaf [a1].

Binding: Blind-tooled diced russia with gold-tooled spine, marbled pastedowns, and the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 283 × 201 × 28 mm.

Size of leaf: 272 × 184 mm.

Occasional ‘nota' marks.

On [a4r] a seven-line initial ‘S' is supplied in blue, edged and decorated in white, with green vine-stems, on a pink ground decorated with grey dots; other two- to five-line initials supplied in red or blue; paragraph marks supplied in red.

Provenance: Richard Mead (1673-1754); shelfmark on the second front endleaf: ‘D,1,,22'; sale (7 Apr. 1755), lot 1708, sold for £0. 14. 0 (ex informatione Jos van Heel). Gerard Meerman (1722-1771); manuscript catalogue (MMW S 145 IV, fol. 131v). Johan Meerman (1753-1815); note on the recto of the front endleaf: ‘Meerman, cat. v.ii 415', and, in a different ink, ‘50-0'; purchased at his sale, vol. II, p. 120, lot 415, for fl. 50; see Books Purchased . . . at the Sale of M. Meerman, p. 13.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 4.20.

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