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Bod-Inc: L-015

Lactantius, Placidus

Fabularum Ovidii abbreviatio.


Analysis of Content

a1r Donatus [pseudo-]: Fabularum Ovidii abbreviatio. P. Ovidi Nasonis Metamorphoseon libri XV, Lactanti Placidi qui dicitur Narrationes Fabularum Ovidianarum, ed. Hugo Magnus (Berlin, 1914), 631-721; see also R. Tarrant, ‘The Narrationes of ‘Lactantius' and the Transmission of Ovid's Metamorphoses’, in Formative Stages of Classical Traditions: Latin Texts from Antiquity to Renasisance, ed. O. Pecere and M. D. Reeve (Spoleto, 1995), 83-115.


Imprint: [Padua]: Petrus Maufer, [1474]. 4°.


Collation: [a] b c [d] e8.

Remarks: Signatures placed far down in the lower right-hand corners.


ISTC: il00016000

Hain: HCR 6388;

Goff: Goff L‑16;


Proctor: Pr 6792;

Others: Sheppard 5577.

LCN: 14452685


Copy number: L-015(1)

Leaves [d3v] and [d6r] were reprinted so as to obtain a correct sequence of the text, [d3v] ending: ‘nec ſecre', as in BMC, second copy (IA.29916).

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf over marbled pasteboards; bound for Kloß. Title gilt on rectangular red label at the head of upper cover.

Size: 206 × 146 × 12 mm.

Size of leaf: 206 × 146 mm.

Some marginal notes, mainly correcting the text, in an early hand. Erased inscription on e8v, probably in the same hand.

Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 1171. Purchased for £0. 15. 0; see Books Purchased (1841), 13.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 5.18.

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