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Bod-Inc: L-155

Lucanus, Marcus Annaeus



Analysis of Content

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.

O7r [Colophon.]

O7r [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Si generi socerique cupis cognoscere bella | Non alium quaeras hic manifesta facit'; 6 elegiac distichs. see Walther, Initia, 17744.

O7v [Laetus, Julius] Pomponius: ‘M. Annei Lucani vita.’ Incipit: ‘[M]. Anneus Seneca e Corduba ciuitate Bethycae Romam uenit statimque . . .’

O8v Tacitus, [Publius Cornelius: Note based on Tac., Ann. 15.48-9.] ‘Apud Cornelium Tacitum legitur.’ Incipit: ‘Consulibus Silio Nerua et Attico Vuestino(!) coniurationem in Neronem ceptam . . .’ see also L‑094.


Imprint: [Milan]: Antonius Zarotus, 25 May 1477. Folio.


Collation: A–O8.


ISTC: il00297000

Hain: HCR 10234;

Goff: Goff L‑297;

BMC: BMC VI 715;

Proctor: Pr 5801;

Others: CIBN L‑232; Sheppard 4848.

LCN: 14504396


Copy number: L-155(1)

Binding: Early eighteenth-century English(?) gold-tooled blue morocco; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 308 × 206 × 29 mm.

Size of leaf: 296 × 190 mm.

Washed early marginal annotations, mostly in Latin but occasionally in Greek, and ‘nota' marks; also corrections to the text.

Provenance: Charles Spencer (1674-1722), 3rd Earl of Sunderland. Blenheim Palace, Dukes of Marlborough; Catalogue of the Books in the Library at Blenheim Palace (Oxford, 1872), p. 338; sale, Bibliotheca Sunderlandiana, lot 7616, with the asking price of £11; purchased at the Sunderland sale in 1882 for £6. 5. 0; see the Bodleian's annotated copy of the auction catalogue.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q inf. 2.13.

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