Search Bodleian Incunables:

If your search term consists of multiple words, you can choose how to search:



Bod-Inc: L-014

Lactantius, Lucius Coelius Firmianus



Analysis of Content

A2r [Table of contents.] ‘Rubricae.’

A7r Antonius Raudensis: [Errata Lactantii.] A list of errors in the works of Lactantius; see L‑002.

a1v Bussis, Johannes Andreas de: [Letter addressed to] Paulus II, Pont. Max. Bussi 48.

a2r Lactantius, Lucius Coelius Firmianus: De divinis institutionibus. Lactantius, Divinae institutiones, ed. Brandt, CSEL 19, 1-672.

q7r Lactantius, [Lucius Coelius] Firmianus: De ira dei [addressed to] Donatus. Lactantius, De ira dei, ed. Brandt, CSEL 27, 67-132.

s3r Lactantius, [Lucius Coelius] Firmianus: De opificio dei vel de formatione hominis [addressed to] Demetrianus. Lactantius, De opificio dei, ed. Brandt, CSEL 27, 3-64.

t4v Lactantius, [Lucius Coelius] Firmianus: De phoenice carmen. Lactantius, Opera omnia: 2/1: Carmen de ave phoenice, ed. Brandt, CSEL 27, 135-47.

t5r Ovidius [Naso, Publius]: Metamorphoses [extract]. Ov. Met. 15. 391-402.

t5v Dante [Alighieri: La commedia: Inferno xxv, lines 106-11]. Incipit: ‘[C]ossi per li gran saui se confessa | Che la phœnice muore e poi renasci'; 6 lines of verse. Dante, La commedia. 2. Inferno, ed. Petrocchi, 411-12.

t5v Lactantius, [Lucius Coelius] Firmianus [pseudo-; Fortunatus, Venantius]: ‘De resurrectionis dominice die.’ [Also known as De resurrectione Christi and Carmen de pascha; addressed to Bishop Felix.] ‘[S]alue festa dies toto uenerabilis aeuo | Qua deus infernum uicit et astra tenet'; 50 elegiac distichs. See L‑003.

t6r [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Arguit hic hominum sectas Lactantius omnes | Septeno falsas codice uera docens'; 5 elegiac distichs. See L‑005.

t6r Lactantius, [Lucius Coelius] Firmianus: Epitome divinarum institutionum [chs 51-68]. ‘Nephythomon Lactantii Firmiani.’ Lactantius, Epitome, ed. Heck and Wlosok, 75-117.


Imprint: Venice: Simon Bevilaqua, 4 Apr. 1497. Folio.

Remarks: A page-for-page reprint of the 1493 edition of V. Benalius (Goff L‑11; Bod-inc. L‑012).


Collation: A a b8 c d6 e8 f–m6 n8 o p6 q–t8.6 u6.

Remarks: Leaf A1 unsigned, A2 signed A, etc.


ISTC: il00013000

Hain: HC *9818;

Goff: Goff L‑13;

BMC: BMC V 522;

Proctor: Pr 5401;

Others: BSB‑Ink L‑12; CIBN L‑13; Rhodes 1072; Sack, Freiburg, 2207; Sheppard 4477.

LCN: 14452609


Copy number: L-014(1)

Bound with:
2. Quintus Septimus Florentius Tertullianus, Apologeticus contra gentes. Venice: Bernardinus Benalius, [not after 1494] (T‑059).

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf; marbled paper boards; bound for Kloß.

Size: 317 × 219 × 34 mm.

Size of leaf: 308 × 202 mm.

Provenance: Henricus [ ] (sixteenth century); inscription on A1r: ‘Henricum fratrem heredem esse volo istius libri post me'. Johannes Österreicher (sixteenth century); inscription on A1r: ‘Johannes Österreicher rector possessor constat 10 fl.' Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 2481; purchased(1) for £1. 0. 0; see Books Purchased (1835). 17.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O inf. 2.13(1).

Go to top of page