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Bod-Inc: L-172

Lucianus Samosatensis

Charon sive contemplantes.


Analysis of Content

a2r [Rinucius Aretinus]: ‘Prologus' [addressed to] Johannes, Cardinal-bishop of Thérouanne (Jean Le Jeune). Lockwood, ‘Rinucius', 96-7.

a2v ‘Dyalogi argumentum.’ Lockwood, ‘Rinucius', 97.

a2v Lucianus Samosatensis: Charon. ‘Luciani dyalogus qui inscribitur maior. Caron latinus . . .’ Translated by Phenicius [Rinucius Aretinus.] Incipit: ‘Mercurius. [Q]uid rides, o Caron, et quid apud superos cimba venisti . . .’ See Lockwood, ‘Rinucius', 97; translation of ed. Macleod 26, Χάρων ἢ Ἐπισκοπου̂ντες . The translator, named ‘Phynicius' in the heading and colophon, is really Rinucius Aretinus: see Lockwood, ‘Rinucius', 95, and Emilio Mattioli, ‘I traduttori umanistici di Luciano', in Studi in onore di Raffaele Spongano (Bologna, 1980), 205-14, at 208.


Imprint: [Southern Netherlands?: Printer of Augustinus ‘Explanatio Psalmorum', c.1488]. 4°.

Remarks: On the location of the press see HPT I 75. As dated by HPT; Sheppard dates [c.1485?].


Collation: a10.

Types: Type: 90 G.

Leaves: 10 leaves, the first blank.

Line number: 30 lines (a3r).

Type area: Type area: 136 ×83 mm (a3r).


ISTC: il00321900

Hain: H 10271;

Proctor: Pr 8808;

Others: Campbell–Kronenberg I 1176a; HPT I 75, II 452; ILC 1500; Oates 4010; Sheppard 7272.

LCN: 14503562


Copy number: L-172(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) gold- and blind-tooled mottled calf; marbled pastedowns; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 192 × 143 × 10 mm.

Size of leaf: 183 × 137 mm.

Early marginal annotations (in an English hand?); extraction of key words.

Some paragraph marks and early running headings supplied in black ink.

Provenance: The upper right-hand corner of the front endleaf has been cut away, presumably to remove ownership details. Richard Rawlinson (1690-1755); see ‘Catalogus Bibliothecae Novae', fol. 122v; ‘C&P' on the front pastedown. Bequeathed in 1755.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. P. 3.8.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 5.8.

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