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Bod-Inc: J-316

Juvenalis, Decimus Junius

Satyrae (comm. Domitius Calderinus, Georgius Valla and Antonius Mancinellus).


Analysis of Content

A1r [Title-page.]

A1r Mancinellus, Antonius: ‘Argumenta Satyrarum Iuuenalis'. Incipit: ‘Prima docet Satyrae causas formamque libelli | Qui simulant curios satyra patuere secunda'; 16 hexameters, a line for each Satyra.

A1v Mancinellus, Antonius: ‘Praefatio' [addressed to] Nicolaus Rubeus. Incipit: ‘[E]didere hactenus commentationes in Iuuenalem, praesul dignissime . . .’ See J‑315.

A1v Mancinellus, Antonius: ‘Iuuenalis commoda'. Incipit: ‘  “[S]emper ego auditor tantum?”  Haec prima Iuuenalis celeberrimi utilissimique poetae satyra est . . .’ Explicit: sit iudicium

A1v Mancinellus, Antonius: ‘De satyra'. Incipit: ‘[S]atyra est carmen apud romanos maledicum et ad carpenda . . .’ Explicit: rebus disputatur

A2r ‘Loca quaedam e plurimis uel intacta uel secus ab aliis quam Antonio Mancinello exposita'. Incipit: ‘Satyra prima. Antrum Vulcani. Quid agant uenti . . .’

A2r [List of corrections to Juvenalis.]

A2r [List of corrections to Mancinellus's commentary.]

A2v Calderinus, Domitius: [Introductory letter addressed to] Julianus [I] de' Medici. Incipit: ‘Domitius Iuliano Medici salutem. Etsi multa de prudentia, humanitate, uirtute tua . . .’ Explicit: obtinet 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 antiquitus(!) tam a graecis quam . . .’ Explicit: initium hoc pacto

A3v Valla, Georgius: [Letter addressed to] Johannes Tuccius. See J‑313.

A4v Valla, Georgius: [Introduction to commentary.] Incipit: ‘[I]uuenalis Satyrae intellectu obscurae a plaerisque non iniuria iudicari . . .’ Explicit: de satyra hactenus

B1r [Alphabetical index.]

a1r Mancinellus, Antonius: [Commentary on Juvenalis, Satyrae.] Incipit: ‘[I]ndignatus poeta quod diutius auditor esset . . .’ Explicit: gloria lausque deo Mancinellus's commentary on each Satyra begins with the appropriate line from his hexameter ‘Argumentum'.

a1r Juvenalis, [Decimus] Junius: Satyrae. Juv.

a1r Calderinus, Domitius: [Commentary on Juvenalis, Satyrae.] Incipit: ‘Erone semper auditor scilicet alienorum carminum de qua molestia et temporis . . .’ Explicit: Porphirio

a1v Valla, Georgius: [Commentary on Juvenalis, Satyrae]. Incipit: ‘  “Semper ego auditor tantum nunquamne reponam”  . Ab indignatione multi hunc orsum fuisse existimant . . .’ Explicit: muneribus eniteat

&4r [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

&4v Calderinus, Domitius: Defensio adversus Brotheum [Nicolaus Perottus]. Incipit: ‘[U]tinam Heli et Marce consilio meo mihi uti licuisset . . .’ Explicit: accusari debere uiderentur. Valete

&7v [Colophon.]

&7v [Privilege granted to Tacuinus, signed D. Marcus Barbus, D. Franciscus Fuscherinus, D. Nicolaus Trevisanus, D. Franciscus Bernardus.] Incipit: ‘[C]omparens coram serenissimo principe . . . Johannes de Tridino alias Tacuinus librorum impressor . . .’


Imprint: Venice: Johannes Tacuinus, de Tridino, 28 Jan. 1494/5. Folio.


Collation: A B4 a10 b–z &8.

Illustrations: Woodcut on A1r, showing Juvenalis and the three commentators: see Essling.


ISTC: ij00663000

Hain: HC *9710;

Goff: Goff J‑663;

BMC: BMC V 529;

Proctor: Pr 5427;

Others: BSB‑Ink I‑691; CIBN J‑365; Essling 784; Oates 2105; Rhodes 1060; Sack, Freiburg, 2188; Sander 3727; Sheppard 4520-1.

LCN: 14545428


Copy number: J-316(1)

Gathering a, of 10 leaves, is printed in types 108R and 82RA (not as in the BL copy); gatherings b-l are a reissue of the sheets of the edition of 2 Dec. 1492, Goff J‑662 (Bod-inc. J‑315). The commentary on sheet o2 is printed in type 80 R.

Binding: Seventeenth-century(?) English calf. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at the head of the upper cover. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library is on both covers.

Size: 311 × 219 × 42 mm.

Size of leaf: 305 × 199 mm.

Occasional early marginal annotations, also some underlining in the text and commentaries in red or black ink. Manuscript title on the verso of the front endleaf in a seventeenth-century(?) hand.

Provenance: Nathaniel Crynes (1686-1745); inscription on A1r: ‘E libris Nath. Crynes'; stamp on A4r. Bequeathed in 1745.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: DD 19 Art.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 2.13.

Copy number: J-316(2)

Bound with:
2. Aulus Persius Flaccus, Satyrae. Venice: Johannes Tacuinus, de Tridino, 14 Feb. 1494/5 (P‑146(2)).

Binding: Early sixteenth-century English (`Cambridge and London 1505-27') blind-tooled calf over boards; remains of two clasps and catches; rebacked. On both covers intersecting triple fillets form concentric frames. Within the outer frame is an ornamental roll, the decorations of which include a fleur-de-lis, a portcullis, and a rose (Oldham, Blind-stamped Bindings, pl. xlvi, no. 754). Triple fillets form the inner rectangle which is divided by further triple fillets into triangular compartments, each decorated with a pineapple stamp (Oldham, Blind-stamped Bindings, pl. lvii, no. 960). For the date and place see Oldham, Blind-stamped Bindings, 58.

Size: 326 × 218 × 60 mm.

Size of leaf: 313 × 202 mm.

Copious early marginal and interlinear notes, covering Satyrae, 1-3 and the start of 4, the first part of 8 with only some annotations in the rest of the item. The notes, including extraction of key words and comments on the text, are in either black or red ink, mainly in one humanist hand (writing in black ink, perhaps Thomas More), also underlining in the text and commentaries in either red or black ink, and pointing hands.

Provenance: Cancelled inscription on A1r. Thomas More (sixteenth century); name on A1r: ‘Thomas Morus'. [ ] Wason (sixteenth century); name on A1r: ‘Wasonus'. [ ] Bolton (sixteenth century); name on A1r: ‘Boltonus'. Henry St John Digby Raikes (1863-1943), 1892; inscription on the front pastedown: ‘Henry Raikes, Llwynegryn Hall. March 4th 92'. Menno Hertzberger, catalogue 144, no. 27. Purchased in 1949 from Hertzberger; stamp on A1v dated 6 July.

SHELFMARK: Inc. c. I4.1494.1(1).

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