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Bod-Inc: L-171

Lucianus Samosatensis

Dialogi (ed. Janus Lascaris?) [Greek].


Analysis of Content

Α2r Lucianus Samosatensis: ‘ Διάλογοι .’ Probably edited by Janus Lascaris. Opera, ed. M. D. Macleod, 4 vols (Oxford, 1972-87); for the order of the dialogues in this edition, see Lucianus, Zeus tragodos: Überlieferungsgeschichte, Text und Kommentar, ed. Jürgen Coenen, Beiträge zur klassischen Philologie, 88 (Meisenheim am Glan, 1977), p. cxliii; for the manuscript used as printer's copy, Paris, BnF, MS. gr. 2954, see Coenen pp. xxii–xxiii; this manuscript was previously owned by Janus Lascaris; for the editorship of Janus Lascaris see M. Fantuzzi, ‘La coscienza del medium tipografico negli editori greci di classici dagli esordi della stampa alla morte di Kallierges', in Dotti bizantini e libri greci nell'Italia del secolo xv, ed. Mariarosa Cortese and Enrico Maltese (Napoli, 1992), 37-60, at 50-1 n. 39.

ηη6r Lucianus Samosatensis [pseudo-]: Incipit: ‘ Λουκιανὸς τάδ ’ ἔγραψα παλαιά τε μωρά τε εἰδών ‘; 2 elegiac distichs. ed. Macleod, 85, 1.

ηη6r [Colophon.]

ηη6r ‘ Πίναξ .’


Imprint: Florence: [Laurentius (Francisci) de Alopa, Venetus], 1496. Folio.


Collation: Α Β α–θ Ι κ–ω αα–ηη8.

Remarks: Leaf Α2 is signed Α1, etc.


ISTC: il00320000

Hain: HC (+ Addenda) *10258;

Goff: Goff L‑320;

BMC: BMC VI 667;

Proctor: Pr 6408;

Others: BSB‑Ink L‑243; CIBN L‑245; Oates 2441; Rhodes 1113; Sheppard 5200-2.

LCN: 14503547


Copy number: L-171(1)

The first leaf is blank; the last leaf (blank) is wanting.

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf.

Size: 355 × 250 × 60 mm.

Size of leaf: 338 × 222 mm.

The text is enclosed within modern(?) double purple rules.

Provenance: Johannes Guerra (fl. c.1500); inscription on Α2r: ‘Joannis Guerræ & amicorum'. Basilius Paravicinus (†1602); inscription on Α2r: ‘Basilius Parauicinus Nouocomensis medicus 1558'. Como, Lombardy, Jesuits; inscription on Α2r: ‘Coll. Comens. Soc. Jesu'. Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843); book-plate with handwritten shelfmark ‘AA.e.2': see Lee, Royal Book-plates, 40-1 no. 23; sale, pt IV, lot 1363. William Horatio Crawford (1815-1888); book-plate; sale, lot 1948; slip from sale catalogue annotated ‘42/--', probably 42 shillings, i.e. £2. 12. 0. Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); Elenchus, no. 2031. Bequeathed in 1914.

SHELFMARK: Byw. D 5.2.

Copy number: L-171(2)

With the title-page printed for the 1517 reissue.

Binding: Sixteenth/seventeenth-century English calf; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; parchment strips containing the text of Gregorius I, Moralia in Job VIII 31-32, PL LXXV 833 c.6–834 B.14 abd 834 c.11–835 B.12 in an English twelfth-century hand.

Size: 345 × 245 × 65 mm.

Size of leaf: 332 × 223 mm.

Some key words, mainly names, extracted in a late sixteenth-century hand, also summarizing the moral of some passages, a few in English; a seventeenth-century English hand extacting key words and providing Latin glosses; foliation until p. 233; running headings in black ink. On front endleaf a late seventeenth-century(?) note describing the sigla used for classifying the marginal manuscript annotations, referring to notes made in pencil and now largely erased.

Provenance: James St Amand (1687-1754); manuscript catalogue, fol. 15 no. 259. Bequeathed in 1754.

SHELFMARK: Auct. K 2.8.

Copy number: L-171(3)

Bound with:
2. Philostratus, Icones. Florence: Philippus Iunta, 1517.

With the title-page printed for the 1517 reissue.

Binding: Gold-tooled diced russia; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 340 × 245 × 70 mm.

Size of leaf: 329 × 222 mm.

Early marginal notes, mainly glosses, now washed out.

Provenance: Acquired by 1795; see Notitia (1795), p. 17.

SHELFMARK: Auct. K 2.9(1).

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