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Bod-Inc: J-320

Juvenalis, Decimus Junius

Satyrae (comm. Antonius Mancinellus and Jodocus Badius Ascensius).


Analysis of Content

[*1r] [Title-page.]

[*1r] Mancinellus, Antonius: ‘Argumenta Satyrarum Iuuenalis'. Incipit: ‘Prima docet Satyre causas formamque libelli | Qui simulant curios satyra patuere secunda'; 16 hexameters, a line for each Satyra.

[*1v] Badius Ascensius, Jodocus: [Letter addressed to] Henricus Valluphinus. Renouard, Badius, II 536-7; see Sandford, ‘Juvenalis, Decimus Junius', 230-1, no. 33 (Badius).

[*2r] Mancinellus, Antonius: ‘Prefatio' [addressed to] Nicolaus Rubeus. Incipit: ‘[E]didere hactenus commentationes in Iuuenalem, presul dignissime . . .’

[*2r] Mancinellus, Antonius: ‘Iuuenals(!) commoda'. Incipit: ‘  “[S]emper ego auditor tantum?” Hec prima Iuuenalis celeberrimi vtilissimique poete satyra est . . .’ Explicit: sit iudicium

[*2v] [Badius] Ascensius, [Jodocus]: ‘Iuuenalis vita'. Incipit: ‘[D]ecii Iunii Iuuenalis vita non satis integra fide a Probo narratur . . .’ Explicit: aliis peritis placuit

[*2v] Mancinellus, Antonius: ‘De satyra'. Incipit: ‘[S]atyra est carmen apud romanos maledicum et ad carpenda . . .’ Explicit: rebus disputatur

[*2v] ‘Loca quedam e plurimis vel intacta vel secus ab aliis quam Antonio Mancinello exposita'. Incipit: ‘Satyra prima. Antrum Vulcani. Quid agant venti . . .’

Aa1r ‘Tabula alphabetica'.

a1r Mancinellus, Antonius: [Commentary on Juvenalis, Satyrae.] Incipit: ‘[I]ndignatus poeta quod diutius auditor esset . . .’ Explicit: gloria lausque deo: not found in this ed. Mancinellus's commentary on each Satyra begins with a section entitled ‘Argumentum'.

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

a1v Badius Ascensius, Jodocus: [Commentary on Juvenalis, Satyrae.] Incipit: ‘  “[S]emper ego auditor tanquam.” Quattuor in hac satyra prosequitur poeta . . .’ Explicit: equitibus iuratis dantur

B8r Badius Ascensius, Jodocus: ‘Ad litterarie militie tirunculum' [addressed to the reader.] Renouard, Badius, II 537.


Imprint: [Lyons]: Nicolaus Wolf, for Étienne Gueynard, 18 [i.e., 20?] Nov. 1498. 4°.


Collation: [*2] Aa4 a–z8 A6 B8.

Illustrations: Woodcut on [*1r] showing Juvenal and the two commentators: see Claudin.


ISTC: ij00656000

Hain: HC 9716;

Goff: Goff J‑656;


Proctor: Pr 8674;

Others: CIBN J‑370; Claudin IV 246; Oates 3241-2; Renouard, Badius, II 535-7; Rhodes 1062; Sack, Freiburg, 2190; Sheppard 6725.

LCN: 14545366


Copy number: J-320(1)

Bound with:
2. Aulus Persius Flaccus, Satyrae. Lyons: Nicolaus Wolf, 27 Jan.? 1499 (P‑148(1)).

Wanting gatherings [*] and Aa.

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) English blind-tooled calf. Upper cover very loose.

Size: 252 × 172 × 50 mm.

Size of leaf: 242 × 162 mm.

Some early marginal annotations, including ‘nota' marks, also some underlining in the text and commentaries in black ink, stars and other marks, and scribbles in pencil and black ink; similar types of annotation in item 2. Bibliographical notes by Heber on the front pastedown and front endleaf.

Provenance: Thomas Heath (1705?-1759); armorial book-plate (Howe, Book Plates, 14351). Michael Wodhull (1740-1816); sale, Heber's note on Heath's book-plate: ‘Mr Wodhull's sale 2.6'; not identified in Wodhull's sales of 1801 or 1803. Purchased by Heber for £0. 1. 3, according to the price annotated in red ink in Heber's sale catalogue. Richard Heber (1773-1833); notes (see above); see Catalogue, 5 (1835), lot 2465, sold for £0. 5. 0. Purchased for £0. 10. 6; see Books Purchased (1841), 23.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 5.4(1).

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