Historiae Romanae decades (ed. Marcus Antonius Sabellicus).
Analysis of Content
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.
Hain: HC Addenda 10142;
Goff: Goff L‑248;
Proctor: Pr 5340;
Others: CIBN L‑187; Polain 2500; Sack, Freiburg, 2257; Sheppard 4174.
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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