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Bod-Inc: L-121

Livius, Titus

Historiae Romanae decades (ed. Lucas Porrus).


Analysis of Content

a1r Bussis, Johannes Andreas de: [Letter addressed to] Paulus II, Pont. Max. Bussi 29-34.

a2v Florus: [Periochae.] See L‑114.

c2v ‘Capita operum.’

c3v Livius, Titus: Historiae Romanae decades. ‘Ab urbe condita.’ [Edited by Lucas Porrus.] Liv. 1-32, 34-40. 37. 3. Liv. 33 not included in this edition. Porrus is named in the colophon.


Imprint: Treviso: Johannes Rubeus, Vercellensis, 1482. Folio.


Collation: a10 b–q8 r6 aa–mm8 nn oo6 A–K8 L6.


ISTC: il00243000

Hain: HC *10135;

Goff: Goff L‑243;

BMC: BMC VI 896;

Proctor: Pr 6496;

Others: BSB‑Ink L‑191; CIBN L‑182; Rhodes, Treviso, no. 85; Sheppard 5537.

LCN: 14501590


Copy number: L-121(1)

Wanting the sheet K4.5, and the blank leaves a1 and L6.

Binding: Late eighteenth-century blind-tooled mottled calf, rebacked, perhaps for the Bodleian Library, c.1797; the gold stamp of the Library on both covers, but not in the style of other books acquired from Kulenkamp.

Size: 349 × 242 × 61 mm.

Size of leaf: 336 × 214 mm.

Early marginal annotations, including comments on the text, extraction of key words, and ‘nota' marks. Irregular early manuscript foliation: 2-84.

On c4r a ten-line initial ‘I' is supplied in interlocked red and blue, within a red pen-work frame with foliate decoration in reserved white, and with extensions into the margins; other three- to 11-line initials, some with extensions into the margins, and paragraph marks are supplied in red; some running book numbers are supplied in black ink; underlining in red.

Provenance: Lüder Kulenkamp (1724-1794); sale, p. 454, lot 10. Purchased for £0. 9. 0; see Books Purchased (1796), 2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 1.12.

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