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Bod-Inc: J-327

Juvenalis, Decimus Junius

Satyrae, et al.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Argumentum.] Incipit: ‘Materiam et causam Satyrarum hic inspice prima(!)'; each Satyra is preceded by a short hexameter ‘argumentum'.

[a1r] Juvenalis, Decimus Junius: Satyrae. Juv. with 15 and 16 inverted. The Satyrae are here divided into five books.

[f11v] Erhardus [Windsberg]: [Verse addressed to] Juvenalis. Incipit: ‘Ecce, parens satyrarum, princeps eliconis et auctor | In prauos mittens tela seuera notae'; 1 elegiac distich. These two lines are also noted in Günter Glauche, Katalog der lateinischen Handschriften der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek, München: Clm 28255-28460, Catalogus codicum manu scriptorum Bibliothecae Monacensis, 4/8 (Wiesbaden, 1984), CLM 28457, fol. 81v, but not ascribed there to Erhardus.

[g1r] [Argumentum.] Incipit: ‘Persius hac uanos conatur carpere uates'; each Satyra is preceded by a short hexameter ‘argumentum'.

[g1r] Persius Flaccus, Aulus: Satyrae. Pers. In this edition the Satyrae follow the Choliambi, here entitled ‘Prologus'.


Imprint: [Paris: Michael Friburger, Ulrich Gering and Martin Crantz, not before June 1472]. Folio and 4°.


Collation: [a–e10 f g12].

Leaves: 74 leaves, 62 and 74 blank.


ISTC: ij00631500

Hain: H 9674;


Proctor: Pr 7833 (II);

Others: Claudin, First Paris Press, p. xvii; Morgan, Persius, 4; Rhodes 1051; Sheppard 6073-4.

LCN: 14547190


Copy number: J-327(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [g12]. Wanting the verses of Erhard Windsberg, which in some copies follow the colophon.

Sheets [e2-4], and all of gathering [f] are folio, the rest quarto. Leaf [a1r]: ‘Decimi Iunii Iuuenalis Satyra[Rum] liber primuſ'; [f11v], penultimate line: ‘ . . . & auctor!' (not as Claudin).

Binding: Nineteenth-century gold-tooled dark green morocco, with the crest of Coke, Earls of Leicester.

Size: 246 × 179 × 18 mm.

Size of leaf: 238 × 157 mm.

Some early annotations, including comments and corrections to the text, ‘nota' marks, and underlining in the text.

On [a1r] a three-line French initial 'S' is supplied in gold on a ground of blue and pink decorated in grey and white, with a floral and foliate border in the inner margin in gold, red, blue, green, pink, and black; and on [g1r] a three-line French initial 'N' is supplied in gold on a ground and with a border as above; other one- to three-line initials and paragraph marks supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Holkham Hall, Norfolk, Earls of Leicester; shelfmark 'D.2.B.18' on the recto of the front endleaf. Purchased in 1953.

SHELFMARK: Holk. d.36.

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