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Bod-Inc: L-151

Lucanus, Marcus Annaeus



Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Vacca]: ‘M. Annei Lucani uita ex commentario antiquissimo.’ Lucanus, Belli civilis libri decem, ed. Hosius, 334-6.

[a1v] [Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius: Vita Lucani.] ‘Ex dimidiato codice particula ad poetae huius uitam pertinens sumpta.’ Suet. Poet., ending imperfectly; Lucanus, Belli civilis libri decem, ed. Hosius, 332-3, ending imperfectly.

[a2r] Martialis, [Marcus Valerius: Epigrammaton.] Mart. 1. 61.

[a2r] Martialis, [Marcus Valerius: Epigrammaton.] Mart. 7. 21.

[a2v] Statius, Papinius: Silvae. ‘Genethliacon Lucani ad pollam argentariam carissimam poetae uxorem ex secundo Syluarum Papinii Stacii.’ Stat. Silv. 2. 7.

[a4r] Tacitus, [Publius Cornelius: Note based on Tac. Ann. 15. 48-9.] ‘Apud Cornelium Tacitum legitur.’ Incipit: ‘Consulibus Syluio Nerua et Attico Vestino coniurationem in Neronem coeptam . . .’ See also L‑094.

[b1r] [Epitaph of Lucan.] Incipit: ‘Corduba me genuit, rapuit Nero, proelia dixi | Quae gessere pares hinc socer, inde gener'; 2 elegiac distichs. See L‑150.

[b1r] [Lucanus, Marcus Annaeus: Pharsalia.] Luc.

[o6r] [Verse addressed to Gaius Julius] Caesar. Incipit: ‘Cum genero inuentis, Caesar dignissime, tantis | Viuis adhuc Martis qui potes esse nepos'; 6 elegiac distichs. see Walther, Initia, 3627.


Imprint: [Venice: Printer of Basilius, ‘De vita solitaria', c.1471]. Folio.

Remarks: As dated by CIBN; Sheppard dates [1471].


Collation: [a4 b–n8 o6].


ISTC: il00293000

Hain: H 10227;

Goff: Goff L‑293;


Proctor: Pr 5655;

Others: CIBN L‑229; Sheppard 3314. Microfiche: Unit 8: Printing in Italy before 1472: Part II.

LCN: 14504404


Copy number: L-151(1)

Wanting the preliminary gathering [a].

Leaves [1-3, 6-8] of gathering [c] and [1-2] of gathering [d] are made up. Leaf [o6] has been cut out and mounted.

Binding: Late eighteenth-century English blue morocco, decorated with gold fillets, and with gilt-edged leaves.

Size: 340 × 234 × 22 mm.

Size of leaf: 328 × 223 mm.

Early marginal and interlinear notes in a single fifteenth-century hand, including comments on the text.

The text is enclosed within single red rules (eightenth-century), except where the page has been annotated.

Provenance: Book-auction label on spine (Sotheby's, London): ‘1962'. ‘3236' in black ink at the head of the verso of the front endleaf. Purchased for £6. 6. 0; see Books Purchased (1840), 20.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 2.32.

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