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Bod-Inc: L-120

Livius, Titus

Historiae Romanae decades.


Analysis of Content

a2r Bussis, Johannes Andreas de: [Letter addressed to] Paulus II, Pont. Max. Bussi 29-34.

a4r Florus: [Periochae.] See L‑114.

c4v ‘Capita operum.’

c5r Livius, Titus: Historiae Romanae decades. ‘Ab urbe condita.’ Liv. 1-32, 34-40. 37. 3. Liv. 33 not included in this edition.

Y6r [Colophon.]

Y7r Parthenius, Bartholomaeus: [Letter addressed to] Franciscus Thronus [Tronus]. Incipit: ‘[H]istoriam esse rem gestam et ab aetatis nostrae memoria . . .’

Y7v Parthenius, Bartholomaeus: [Verse addressed to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Cadmelo genitore satus genitrice Minerua | Romani decus est Liuius eloquii'; 6 elegiac distichs.


Imprint: [Treviso]: Michael Manzolus, 31 Oct. 1480. Folio.


Collation: a10 b–f8 g6 h–ſ8 s–x6 y z & [con] [rum] A–G8 H10 I–L8 M N6 O8 P6 Q R8 S6 T8 V X6 Y8.


ISTC: il00242000

Hain: HCR 10134;

Goff: Goff L‑242;

BMC: BMC VI 890;

Proctor: Pr 6478;

Others: Rhodes, Treviso, no. 55; Sheppard 5508.

LCN: 14501509


Copy number: L-120(1)

Wanting the blank leaves a1 and Y8.

Leaves a2-3 damaged and repaired.

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) parchment with the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Manuscript title(?) on the lower edge.

Size: 311 × 217 × 74 mm.

Size of leaf: 304 × 209 mm.

Early marginal annotations, including comments on the text, extraction of key words, ‘nota' marks, and pointing hands, also some corrections to the text. Manuscript foliation: 2-378.

On a2r a six-line Venetian or north-eastern Italian initial ‘F' is supplied in pink and blue on a green and gold ground, with a damaged three-quarter floral and foliate border supplied in green, blue, red, maroon, pink, brown, and gold dots, and edged in gold: see Pächt and Alexander II, 115 no. pr. 147; in the lower margin, within a green wreath, a coat of arms: gules, a lamb argent(?) passant proper, the head contourné; other three- to eight-line initials are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Maffeo Pinelli (1735-1785); see Morelli (1787), II no. 2826; sale (1789), lot 7727. Purchased £0. 16. 0; the annotated sale catalogue gives no name of purchaser, but the same price as Books Purchased (1789), 5.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 3.11.

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