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Bod-Inc: L-157

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.

o4r [Colophon.]

o4r [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Pharsalicas acies cognataque praelia quisquis | Nosce cupit chartas perlegit ille meas'; 6 elegiac distichs. see Walther, Initia, 14068.

o4v [Laetus], Julius Pomponius: ‘M. Annei Lucani vita ex clarissimis autoribus.’ Incipit: ‘[M] Anneus Seneca e Corduba Bethycae Hispaniae interioris prouintiae ciuitate Romam uenit statimque . . .’ With some variations.

o5v Martialis, [Marcus Valerius: Epigrammaton.] Mart. 7. 21.


Imprint: Parma: Deiphoebus de Oliveriis, 22 May 1483. Folio.


Collation: a–n8 o6.


ISTC: il00300000

Hain: HCR 10236;

Goff: Goff L‑300;


Proctor: Pr 6862;

Others: CIBN L‑235; Oates 2578; Rhodes 1107; Sheppard 5673.

LCN: 14500809


Copy number: L-157(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) mottled calf, with gold-tooled spine, pastedowns in Buntpapier, and with the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 291 × 200 × 22 mm.

Size of leaf: 285 × 180 mm.

Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label. Purchased for £4. 4. 0; see Books Purchased (1826), 11; note on the recto of the front endleaf, ‘purchased 1826', also the price in pencil.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 3.36.

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