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Lactantius, Lucius Coelius Firmianus



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[*2r] [Table of contents.] ‘Rubrice.’

[*11r] Antonius Raudensis: [Errata Lactantii.] A list of errors in the works of Lactantius; see L‑002.

[*12v] [Montaltus] Genuensis, Adam: [Verse censuring Antonius Raudensis.] Incipit: ‘Hic male corripuit stolidis Antonius ausis'; 4 elegiac distichs. Luisa Capoduro, ‘L'edizione romana del “De orthographia” di Giovanni Tortelli (Hain 15563) e Adamo da Montaldo', Scrittura, biblioteche e stampa II, 37-56, at 48 note 39; see also Rutherford, ‘Finding List of Antonio da Rho's Works', which, at 79, erroneously states that these verses also appeared in the 1465 edition; 105 no. 7.

[a1r] Lactantius, [Lucius Coelius] Firmianus: De divinis institutionibus. Lactantius, Divinae institutiones, ed. Brandt, CSEL 19, 1-672.

[s1r] [Lactantius, Lucius Coelius Firmianus: De ira dei addressed to] Donatus. Lactantius, De ira dei, ed. Brandt, CSEL 27, 67-132.

[t8r] [Lactantius, Lucius Coelius Firmianus: De opificio dei vel de formatione hominis addressed to] Demetrianus. Lactantius, De opificio dei, ed. Brandt, CSEL 27, 3-64.

[x4r] [Lactantius, Lucius Coelius Firmianus: De phoenice carmen.] Lactantius, Opera omnia: 2/1: Carmen de ave phoenice, ed. Brandt, CSEL 27, 135-47. On the authorship see Mary Cletus Fitzpatrick, Lactanti De Ave phoenice, with introduction, text, translation and commentary (Philadelphia, 1933), 31-7.

[x6r] Ovidius [Naso, Publius]: Metamorphoses [extract]. Ov. Met. 15. 391-402.

[x6r] Dante [Alighieri: La commedia: Inferno xxv, lines 106-11]. Incipit: ‘[C]ossi per li gram(!) saui se confessa | Chella phenice muore e poi renasce'; 6 lines of verse. Dante Alighieri, La commedia. 2. Inferno, ed. Giorgio Petrocchi, Edizione nazionale, 7/2 ([Milan], 1966), 411-12.

[x6v] [Fortunatus, Venantius: De resurrectione Christi. Also known as Carmen de pascha; addressed to Bishop Felix.] Incipit: ‘[S]alue festa dies toto uenerabilis euo | Qua deus infernum uicit et astra tenet'; 50 elegiac distichs. Carmen iii.9, with lines 39-40 appearing in this incunable edition as lines 1-2: MGH AA4.1 (Berlin, 1881), 59-62, lines 1-100 only; PL VII 287, 285-8.

[x8v] [Verse colophon.] Incipit: ‘Hoc Conradus opus Suueynheym ordine miro | Arnoldusque simul Pannarts una ede colendi | Gente theotonico Rome expediere sodales'; 3 hexameters.


Imprint: Rome: Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz, 1468. Folio.


Collation: [*12 a–l10 m8 n–q10 r12 s–v10 x8].


ISTC: il00002000

Hain: HC *9807;

Goff: Goff L‑2;


Proctor: Pr 3291;

Others: BSB‑Ink L‑3; CIBN L‑2; Rhodes 1066; Sheppard 2599-600. Microfiche: Unit 9: Printing in Italy before 1472: Part III.

LCN: 14450211


Copy number: L-003(1)

Wanting the blank leaves [*1] and [x8], and [k1], the text of which is supplied in pen-and-ink facsimile.

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century English gold-tooled leather; marbled pastedowns, gilt-edged leaves; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 283 × 200 × 52 mm.

Size of leaf: 274 × 183 mm.

Some early marginal annotations and underlining in the text in red ink; occasional annotations in black ink, mainly marking sections to be read.

Two- and six-line initials (many with extensions into the margins), paragraph marks, running book numbers, and chapter numbers are supplied in red or blue; rubrics are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Theobald Emden (fl. 161[ ]); given the connection with Strasbourg, probably the Kirchdorf of Baden-Württemberg. Martin Kimmerli (fl. 161[ ]); cropped inscription on [*1r]: ‘Ad [ ] r[euerendi] Theobaldi Emden parochi[ ] Kirchdorf hunc librum pro labore in ipsius ægritu[dine] habito, accepi ego Martinus Kimmerli anno 161[ ]'. Strasbourg, Franciscans (sixteenth/seventeenth century); heavily erased inscription in the lower margin of [*1r]: ‘Ex bibliotheca Fratrum Minorum [ ] Argent[ ] in Campolycio R[ ]'. Stanesby Alchorne (†1800); armorial book-plate, lettered ‘Stanesby Alchorne. Tower of London'; sale (London: Evans, 22 May 1813), lot 124. Purchased for £12. 0. 0; see Books Purchased (1813), 8.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. L 3.33.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 4.24.

Copy number: L-003(2)

Wanting [*1-10] and the blank leaf [x8].

Binding: Eighteenth-century marbled paper boards with gold-tooled leather spine.

Size: 336 × 237 × 51 mm.

Size of leaf: 325 × 222 mm.

Copious early marginal and other notes, including some comments on the text, numerous corrections to the text, extraction of key words, ‘nota' marks, and pointing hands; many corrections are written in over erasures.

Rubrics and headlines are supplied in red.

Provenance: Marco Lazzari; armorial stamp on [*11r]. Robert Finch (1783-1830). Bequeathed to the University by R. Finch; see Finch catalogue 159. Taylor Institution, University of Oxford; book-plate with shelfmark in blue ink: ‘V 188'. Transferred to the Bodleian in 1921.

SHELFMARK: Inc. c. I2.1468.1.

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