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Bod-Inc: L-008

Lactantius, Lucius Coelius Firmianus



Analysis of Content

[a2r] [Table of contents.] ‘Rubrice.’

[a10v] Antonius Raudensis: [Errata Lactantii.] A list of errors in the works of Lactantius; see L‑002.

[a12v] [Montaltus] Genuensis, Adam: [Verse censuring Antonius Raudensis.] Incipit: ‘Hic male corripuit stolidis Antonius ausis'; 4 elegiac distichs. See L‑003.

[b1r] Lactantius, [Lucius Coelius] Firmianus: De divinis institutionibus. Lactantius, Divinae institutiones, ed. Brandt, CSEL 19, 1-672.

[r7r] Lactantius, [Lucius Coelius] Firmianus: De ira dei [addressed to] Donatus. Lactantius, De ira dei, ed. Brandt, CSEL 27, 67-132.

[t3r] [Lactantius, Lucius Coelius Firmianus: De opificio dei vel de formatione hominis addressed to] Demetrianus. Lactantius, De opificio dei, ed. Brandt, CSEL 27, 3-64.

[v7v] Hieronymus: ‘In de illustribus viris.’ PL XXIII 687-9.

[v8r] [Fortunatus, Venantius: De resurrectione Christi. Also known as Carmen de pascha; addressed to Bishop Felix.] Incipit: ‘[S]alue festa dies toto venerabilis euo | Qua deus infernum vicit et astra tenet'; 50 elegiac distichs. See L‑003.


Imprint: Rostock: Fratres Domus Horti Viridis ad S. Michaelem, 9 Apr. 1476. Folio.


Collation: [a12 b–i10 k12+1 l–v10].


ISTC: il00007000

Hain: HC *9812;

Goff: Goff L‑7;

BMC: BMC II 566;

Proctor: Pr 2660;

Others: BSB‑Ink L‑6; CIBN L‑7; Hillard 1180; Oates 1202; Rhodes 1068; Sheppard 1917-18.

LCN: 14450183


Copy number: L-008(1)

Wanting the blank leaves [a1] and [v10].

Missing text on [d10r], lines 1-2, supplied in manuscript in a fifteenth-century hand.

Binding: English c.1796 gold-tooled diced russia with marbled pastedowns, gilt-edged leaves; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 289 × 210 × 40 mm.

Size of leaf: 278 × 182 mm.

Some marginal annotations, including comments on the text, ‘nota' marks, also underlining in the text.

Two- to six-line initials, many with extensions into the margins and pen-work decoration, and paragraph marks are supplied in red; occasional rubric headings; some capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Lüder Kulenkamp (1724-1794), 1775; inscription on [a2r]: ‘L. Kulenkamp 1775'; sale, p. ix, lot 70. Purchased for £1. 9. 0; see Books Purchased (1796), 1.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 4.10.

Copy number: L-008(2)

Binding: Seventeenth-century(?) mottled calf.

Size: 268 × 192 × 40 mm.

Size of leaf: 260 × 168 mm.

Occasional early marginal annotations, including comments on and corrections to the text, and ‘nota' marks, also underlining in the text in black ink.

Two- to six-line initials, many with extensions into the margins, and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes and underlining in red. Rubric headings in black ink in a fifteenth-century hand at the beginning of each book.

Provenance: Göttingen, Universitätsbibliothek; stamp on [a2r]: ‘Ex Bibliotheca Acad. Georgæ Augustæ'; duplicate stamp on [a2r]: ‘Dupl. Bibl. Gott. Vend.' Antoine Augustin Renouard (1765-1853); sale (1830), lot 841; purchased by Thorpe. Purchased from Thomas Thorpe for £2. 12. 6; see Catalogue (1830), no. 6737; Library Bills (1829-32), no. 156; Books Purchased (1830), 13, dated 1477.

Former Bodleian shelfmarks: Auct. Q inf. 2.21; Auct. P 4.15.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P inf. 2.14.

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