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Bod-Inc: J-306

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

a3r ‘Iuuenalis uita'. Saturae, ed. Clausen, 179, with slightly variant ending.

a3r [Two notes referring to Calderinus's ‘Defensio' and rejecting the tradition dividing the Satyrae into books; cf. J‑323–J‑329.]

a3r Calderinus, Domitius: [Preface addressed to] Julianus [I] de' Medici. Incipit: ‘[S]atyrarum genera duo agnoscimus alterum antiquius tam a gaecis(!) quam . . .’ Explicit: initium hoc pacto

a4r Calderinus, Domitius: [Commentary on Juvenalis, Satyrae.] Incipit: ‘[E]rone semper auditor scilicet alienorum carminum de qua molestia et temporis . . .’ Explicit: Porphyrio

a4r Juvenalis, [Decimus] Junius: Satyrae. Juv.

m1r [Colophon.]

m2r 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

m2v 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: Baptista de Tortis, 31 Oct. 1481. Folio.


Collation: a–k8 l6 m10.


ISTC: ij00645000

Hain: HCR 9691;

Goff: Goff J‑645;

BMC: BMC V 321;

Proctor: Pr 4608;

Others: CIBN J‑359; Oates 1838; Sheppard 3821.

LCN: 14546340


Copy number: J-306(1)

Wanting a8, and the blank leaf a1.

The date in the colophon has been falsified to read ‘M.cccclxxvi'.

Binding: Seventeenth/eighteenth-century parchment with blue-edged leaves, and the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 296 × 202 × 19 mm.

Size of leaf: 290 × 192 mm.

Bibliographical note by Heber on the recto of the front endleaf. Early marginal annotations, including extraction of key words, ‘nota' marks, and pointing hands, also underlining in the text in black ink.

Some two- to eight-line initials are supplied in black ink.

Provenance: Possibly Edward, Lord Harley, later 2nd Earl of Oxford (1689-1741); upper corner of the front endleaf cut off; not identified in Catalogus Bibliothecae Harleianae. Rev. Thomas Crofts (1722-81); initials ‘T. C. 40' on the front pastedown; sale, 7 Apr. 1783, lot 1819, for £2. 0. 0. Augustus Henry Fitzroy (1735-1811), 3rd Duke of Grafton, 1783; inscription on a2r: ‘Duke of Grafton 1783'; sale (London: Evans, [6] June, 1815), lot 554, for £1. 12. 0. Samuel Weller Singer (1783-1858); Heber's note on the recto of the front endleaf: ‘Same copy sold at the D. of Grafton's 554, bt. by Singer for £1-12-0. Same copy sold at Crofts 1819 £2-0-0'; not in sale 23 Apr. 1818. Richard Heber (1773-1833); notes (see above); presumably Catalogue, 5 (1835), lot 2568, although there with the date 1474 (being taken from the date of Calderinus's commentary, printed on m1v). Probably the copy purchased for £0. 12. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 16, with the date given as 1476.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P 4.12.

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