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Bod-Inc: L-125

Livius, Titus

Historiae Romanae decades (ed. Marcus Antonius Sabellicus).


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v Bussis, Johannes Andreas de: [Letter addressed to] Paulus II, Pont. Max. Bussi 29-34.

a2v Florus: [Periochae.] ‘Epitoma decadum.’ See L‑114.

b8r ‘Capita operum.’

b8v Sabellicus, Marcus Antonius: [Letter addressed to] Benedictus Cornarius. Incipit: ‘[N]ihil hominum memoria utilius fieri contigit, Benedicte uir ornatissime . . .’

c1r Sabellicus, Marcus Antonius: ‘Annotationes.’ Incipit: ‘Primo libro. “Facturus ne sim opere pretium”. Sic uulgo omnes Liuiani codices habent . . .’

c4v 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 bb5v, is a note, with incipit, ‘[T]itus Quintus Flaminius proconsul cum Philippo ad Cynocephalas in Thessalia . . ..’


Imprint: Venice: Bartholomaeus de Zanis, 20 June 1498. Folio.


Collation: a b8 c4 d–m8 n o6 A–I8 K10 aa–hh8.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: il00248000

Hain: HC Addenda 10142;

Goff: Goff L‑248;

Proctor: Pr 5340;

Others: CIBN L‑187; Polain 2500; Sack, Freiburg, 2257; Sheppard 4174.

LCN: 14501579


Copy number: L-125(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century English calf; marbled pastedowns, double gilt fillets on each cover, gold-tooled spine; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 316 × 220 × 41 mm.

Size of leaf: 308 × 195 mm.

Bibliographical notes in English in an eighteenth-century hand on a1r.

In gatherings a and b, three-line initials, some with extensions into the margins, and paragraph marks supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Partly erased (Italian?) inscription on a1v in a seventeenth-century hand, perhaps from a Jesuit house: ‘Biblioteca collegii M[ ]'. Thomas Staunton (eighteenth century), perhaps Thomas Staunton (?1706-1784); not found in his sale (London: Leigh and Sotheby, 25 Apr. 1785); name on the recto of the front endleaf. Date of acquisition unknown.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 1.13.

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