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Bod-Inc: J-309

Juvenalis, Decimus Junius

Satyrae (comm. Domitius Calderinus).


Analysis of Content

a1v Calderinus, Domitius: [Introductory letter addressed to] Julianus [I] de' Medici. Incipit: ‘[D]omitius Iuliano Medici salutem. Etsi multa de prudentia, humanitate, uirtute tua . . .’ Explicit: obtinet honestissimum. Vale

a2r ‘Iuuenalis uita'. Saturae, ed. Clausen, 179, with slightly variant ending.

a2r [Two notes referring to Calderinus's ‘Defensio' and rejecting the tradition dividing the Satyrae into books; cf. J‑323–J‑329.]

a2v 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

a3r Calderinus, Domitius: [Commentary on Juvenalis, Satyrae.] Incipit: ‘[E]rone semper auditor scilicet alienorum carminum de qua molestia et temporis . . .’ Explicit: Porphirio

a3r Juvenalis, [Decimus] Junius: Satyrae. Juv.

l4v [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 iudicent

l5r Calderinus, Domitius: Defensio adversus Brotheum [Nicolaus Perottus]. Incipit: ‘[U]tinam Heli et Marce consilio meo mihi uti licuisset . . .’ Explicit: accusari debere uiderentur. Valete


Imprint: Venice: Thomas de Blavis de Alexandria, 19 July 1483. Folio.


Collation: a–k6 l8.


ISTC: ij00648000

Hain: HC 9694;

Goff: Goff J‑648;

BMC: BMC V 317;

Proctor: Pr 4756;

Others: CIBN J‑361; Rhodes 1056; Sheppard 3813.

LCN: 14548406


Copy number: J-309(1)

‘Iulitnum' on a2v, l. 2 is here corrected to ‘Iulianum', unlike BMC.

Binding: Early eighteenth-century English blind-tooled calf with gold-tooled spine, and the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Scars of index tabs on a3 and (perhaps) on a2. The second half of the volume (encompassing more than half its thickness) is made up of blank leaves.

Size: 319 × 224 × 37 mm.

Size of leaf: 310 × 212 mm.

On a3r the letter P has been supplied in error for [E]. Early marginal and interlinear notes, including some comments on the text, corrections to the text, and ‘nota' marks; some early pen-trials on l8v.

Two- to nine-line initials are supplied in red or blue; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Thomas Rawlinson (1681-1725); sale, 16 Oct. 1727, lot 2232, with the number on the recto of the front endleaf. Richard Rawlinson (1690-1755); ‘C & P' on the recto of the front endleaf; purchased at his brother's sale. Bequeathed in 1755.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 2.12.

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