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Bod-Inc: L-095

Leonicenus, Omnibonus

In Lucanum commentum.


Analysis of Content

a1v [Vacca]: ‘M. Annei Lucani vita ex commentario antiquissimo.’ Adnotationes super Lucanum, ed. J. Endt (Leipzig, 1909), 1-3.

a2r [Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius: Vita Lucani.] ‘Ex dimidiato codice particula ad poetae huius uitam pertinens sumpta.’ Suet. Poet., ending imperfectly; Lucanus, Bellum civilis libri decem, ed. C. Hosius (Leipzig, 1913), 332-3, ending imperfectly.

a2v Tacitus, [Publius Cornelius: Note based on Tac. Ann. 15. 48-9.] ‘Apud Cornelium Tacitum legitur.’ Incipit: ‘Consulibus Syluio Nerua et Attico Vestino coniurationem in Neronem ceptam . . .’ prema uox fuit Cf. Tac. Ann. 15. 48-9.]

a3r Omnibonus Leonicenus: In Lucanum commentum. Incipit: ‘  “[B]ella per aemathios plusquam ciuilia campos”, etc. In exponendis auctoribus haec omnia libanda sunt: libri titulus . . .’

kk12r [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Egreditur Phoebi subiturus templa sacerdos | Inuide ne noceas quod nocuisse iuuat'; 6 elegiac distichs. See Walther, Initia, 5279.


Imprint: Venice: [Filippo di Pietro], 21 July 1475. Folio.


Collation: a–c10 C8 D6 d–k8 l–ſ s ſſ ſt10 ſl12 t–z & aa bb8 cc–gg10 hh–kk12.


ISTC: il00172000

Hain: HC (+ Addenda) *10029; CR 3653;

Goff: Goff L‑172;

BMC: BMC V 219;

Proctor: Pr 4256;

Others: CIBN L‑147; Sheppard 3439.

LCN: 14538636


Copy number: L-095(1)

On kk12r the last word of the colophon reads ‘Mocenico', not ‘Mozenico', not as BMC.

Binding: English eighteenth-century gold-tooled red morocco; marbled pastedowns; bound in the Harleian style by Thomas Elliott. On both covers intersecting fillets form a frame within which is a floral roll repeated (Nixon, ‘Harleian Bindings', pl. 11) and an ornamental roll (Nixon, ‘Harleian Bindings', pl. 14, Elliott roll 5). The centre-piece is made up of Nixon, ‘Harleian Bindings', pl. 15, nos Elliott 2, 3a-b, 6, 9, 13, 18, 19, and a stamp resembling 1a-b. The spine is decorated with Nixon, ‘Harleian Bindings', pl. 15, nos Elliott 3a-b, 6, 9, and a roll resembling Nixon, ‘Harleian Bindings', pl. 14, Elliott roll 2; the turn-ins are decorated with Nixon, ‘Harleian Bindings', pl. 14, Elliott roll 2.

Size: 309 × 210 × 70 mm.

Size of leaf: 295 × 188 mm.

Some early marginal and interlinear annotations, including comments on and corrections to the text.

On a3r a seven-line initial ‘B' is supplied in blue with red pen-work decoration.

Provenance: Inscription on a1r: ‘1485 Comperossi addi 10 di nouembre chosto sciolto lire 5 s. 4 e per la legatura e bulletti e uno minio [lire?] 2 s. 6'. Shelfmark(?) on a1r: ‘L 178'. Inscription in Italian in a sixteenth-century hand on a1r. Edward, Lord Harley, later 2nd Earl of Oxford (1689-1741); evidence of binding; the upper corner of the front endleaf cut off; bought by Thomas Osborne; see Catalogus Bibliothecae Harleianae, I no. 3919. Bought from Payne and Foss, Catalogue of Printed Books and Manuscripts in Various Languages (London, 1837), no. 6720, for £9. 9. 0; see Library Bills (1837-8), no. 44, and Books Purchased (1837), 22; various other figures have either been cancelled or rubbed out.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O inf. 2.16.

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