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Bod-Inc: L-089

Leonicenus, Omnibonus

Commentum in Ciceronis Oratorem, et al.


Analysis of Content

a1v [Table of contents.]

a2r Omnibonus Leonicenus: Oratio de laudibus eloquentiae. Incipit: ‘[Q]uantum admirationis habeat eloquentia, Vicentini ciues . . .’

a5r Omnibonus Leonicenus: ‘Praefatio in Martii(!) Tullii Oratorem.’ Incipit: ‘[Q]uantum Ciceronis orator scriptis omnibus non dico . . .’

b1r Omnibonus Leonicenus: Commentum in Ciceronis Oratorem. [Commentary on De oratore.] Incipit: ‘  “[C]ogitanti mihi saepenumero” [Cic., De Orat., 1.1] Quae in principiis librorum requiri solent . . .’


Imprint: Vicenza: [Johannes de Reno?], 22 Dec. 1476. Folio.

Remarks: Assigned to [Leonardus Achates de Basilea] by H; see also BMC VII p. lxiv.


Collation: a6 b c10 d e8 f6 g10 h i8 k6 l8 m6 n–q8 r ſ ſſ s6 s t8 u10.


ISTC: il00171000

Hain: HC *10030 = HR 10030;

Goff: Goff L‑171;

BMC: BMC VII 1041;

Proctor: Pr 7145;

Others: CIBN L‑153; Hillard 1221; Sheppard 5920.


Copy number: L-089(1)

Bound with C‑219; see there for details of binding; see also C‑233(2) for the three leaves of Cicero before and after Leonicenus.

Size of leaf: 285 × 189 mm.

On the verso of the second leaf of C‑233(2) (bound after Leonicenus) is a pencil note: ‘Fragmentary dupl. of Auct. P infra II.9 [C‑237] taken out'; this fragment has not been located.

Wanting gathering a.

Some early marginal notes, including comments on the text, and extraction of key words, also underlining in the text in black ink; some running book numbers in the upper margins in black ink in a fifteenth-century hand.

Provenance: Probably the copy listed in the Benefactors' Register I 32, and given by Edward James (?1570-1617) in 1601 ‘Omnibonus Leonicenus in Cic. de Oratore cum Georgii Vallae et Fabii Victorii Com. in alios lib. Ciceronis. fo. Vicent. 1476.'; see Jensen, ‘Benefactors' Register', no. 63.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 2.3(1).

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