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Bod-Inc: L-123

Livius, Titus

Historiae Romanae decades (ed. Marcus Antonius Sabellicus).


Analysis of Content

[*2v] Sabellicus, Marcus Antonius: [Letter addressed to] Benedictus Cornarius. Incipit: ‘Nihil hominum memoria utilius fieri contigit, Benedicte uir ornatissime . . .’

[*3r] Sabellicus, Marcus Antonius: ‘Annotationes.’ Incipit: ‘Primo libro. “Facturusne sim opere pretium”. Sic uulgo omnes Liuiani codices habent . . .’ see A. H. McDonald, ‘Livius, Titus', CTC II 331-48, at 336.

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

a3r Florus: [Periochae.] See L‑114.

c1r ‘Capita operum.’

c1v Livius, Titus: Historiae Romanae decades. ‘Ab urbe condita.’ [Edited by Marcus Antonius Sabellicus.] Liv. 1-32, 34-40. 37. 3. Liv. 33 not included in this edition; in its place, on B5v, is a note, with incipit, ‘[T]itus Quintus Flaminius proconsul cum Philippo ad Cynocephalas in Thessalia . . ..’


Imprint: Venice: [Johannes Rubeus Vercellensis], 5 Nov. 1491. Folio.

Remarks: CIBN, IGI, and Polain assign to [Matteo Capcasa (di Codeca)]: Sheppard notes that, although the types are indistinguishable, the layout suggests Rubeus rather than Capcasa as the printer.


Collation: [*]6 a10 b6 c10 d–n8 aa–ii8 kk ll6 A–G8 H10.


ISTC: il00245000

Hain: H *10137;

Goff: Goff L‑245;

Proctor: not in Pr;

Others: BSB‑Ink L‑193; CIBN L‑184; IGI 5778; Polain 4529; Sheppard 4119.

LCN: 14501625


Copy number: L-123(1)

Wanting the blank leaves [*1] and a1.

Leaves [*2-3] damaged and repaired. Leaf c1v. ‘T. LIVII PATAVINI HITSORICI PRIMAE DEACDIS PRAEFATIO', not as H.

Binding: Half parchment with paper boards.

Size: 322 × 222 × 56 mm.

Size of leaf: 317 × 210 mm.

Occasional early marginal annotations in black ink.

Some six- to 13-line initials supplied in black ink.

Provenance: Raphael Baldolus (fl. c.1500); inscription on [*2r]: ‘[ ] Flori epitoma decadum quatuordecim T. Liuii [ ] et T. Liuii decadis prime tertie et quartii mei Raphaelis Baldoli de Fulginea pro[ ]'. Sebastianus Pennonius (eighteenth century(?)); signature on [*2r]. Leo Samuel Olschki; Catalogue 51, no. 92. Purchased from L. S. Olschki by Nov. 1956: see stamp on [*2v], dated 24 Nov.; see also BLR 6,2 (1958), 445.

SHELFMARK: Inc. c. I4.1491.3.

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