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Bod-Inc: L-154

Lucanus, Marcus Annaeus



Analysis of Content

[*1v] [Vacca]: ‘M. Annei Lucani vita ex commentario antiquissimo.’ See L‑151.

[*2v] [Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius: Vita Lucani.] ‘Ex dimidiato codice particula ad poetae huius uitam pertinens sumpta.’ Suet. Poet., ending imperfectly; see L‑151.

a1r [Epitaph of Lucan.] Incipit: ‘Corduba me genuit, rapuit Nero, praelia dixi | Quae gessere pares hinc socer, inde gener'; 2 elegiac distichs. See L‑150.

a1r Lucanus, Marcus Annaeus: Pharsalia. Luc.

p4v [Verse naming the printer.] Incipit: ‘Quam ueniant grandes Lucani in carmina musae | Et quantum excellat dicendi fulmine uates'; 14 hexameters.

p4v [Colophon.]

p5r Martialis, [Marcus Valerius: Epigrammaton.] Mart. 1. 61.

p5r Martialis, [Marcus Valerius: Epigrammaton.] Mart. 7. 21.

p5r Tacitus, [Publius Cornelius: Note based on Tac., Ann. 15.48-9.] ‘Apud Cornelium Tacitum legitur.’ Incipit: ‘Consulibus Silio Nerua et Attico Vestino coniurationem in Neronem coeptam . . .’ see also L‑094.


Imprint: Venice: Guerinus, 14 May 1477. Folio.


Collation: [*2] a–o8 p6.


ISTC: il00296000

Hain: HC *10233;

Goff: Goff L‑296;

BMC: BMC V 252;

Proctor: Pr 4426;

Others: BSB‑Ink L‑230; CIBN L‑231; Oates 1775; Rhodes 1106; Sheppard 3563.

LCN: 14504346


Copy number: L-154(1)

Wanting the blank leaf p6.

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) paper boards, with parchment back; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 294 × 209 × 23 mm.

Size of leaf: 286 × 195 mm.

Some early marginal and interlinear annotations, including corrections to the text, also underlining in the text in black ink. Irregular manuscript foliation in black ink: 3-117. Running book numbers supplied in black ink in a fifteenth-century hand.

Provenance: Vicenza, Capuchins; inscription in a sixteenth-century(?) hand on [*1r]: ‘Loci Vincentie fratrum Capuccinorum'. George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834)(?); accession number(?) ‘4769' on the inside of the upper cover. Thomas Payne; A Catalogue of Valuable Books in Various Languages and in Every Branch of Science and Literature . . . (London, 1796), no. 215, listed for £5. 5. 0. Purchased for £5. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1796), 2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 2.17.

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