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Bod-Inc: L-183

Lucretius Carus, Titus

De rerum natura.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Lucretius Carus, Titus: De rerum natura. The ‘capitula' of books 1-3 follow each book, whilst those of books 4-6 precede the book in question.

q9v [Compilation of extracts from Lucr. 1, with gloss.] Incipit: ‘Non te animus fallit graiorum obscura reperta | Difficile inlustrare Latinis uersibus esse'; 25 hexameters.

q10r Lycinius, C: [Verse addressed to] Nicolaus Priolus. Incipit: ‘Vnice Nicoleos Venetae noua gloria gentis | Quique sacrum referas ex Helicone melos'; 8 elegiac distichs.


Imprint: Venice: Theodorus de Ragazonibus, 4 Sept. 1495. 4°.


Collation: a–p8 q10.


ISTC: il00334000

Hain: HC *10283;

Goff: Goff L‑334;

BMC: BMC V 478;

Proctor: Pr 5271;

Others: BSB‑Ink L‑253; CIBN L‑257; Hillard 1245; Sack, Freiburg, 2278; Sheppard 4349-50.

LCN: 14502654


Copy number: L-183(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled red morocco, with gilt-edged leaves and marbled pastedowns.

Size: 201 × 141 × 23 mm.

Size of leaf: 197 × 128 mm.

Provenance: Marks of a book-plate on the inside of the upper cover. Erased inscription on a2r. Karl Emerich Reviczky, Freiherr von Revisnye (1737-1793); see Bibliotheca Graeca et Latina. Catalogue de la bibliothèque du comte de Rewiczky, 2nd edn (Berlin, 1794), p. 98. George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834); cancelled accession number ‘3355'; sale (1821), lot 184, where it is described as coming from Reviczky's library; the annotations in the Bodleian copy give a price of £4. 0. 0. Richard Heber (1773-1833); note on the recto of the front endleaf: ‘March 1821. Spencer Dupl. sale by Evans £4-5-0'; see Catalogue, 6 (1835), lot 2127. Purchased for £2. 0. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 19.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O inf. 1.23.

Copy number: L-183(2)

Bound with C‑354(2); see there for details of binding and provenance.

Size of leaf: 211 × 148 mm.

Some early notes, including corrections to the text and marginal annotations. Running book-numbers in black ink in books 1-5. Manuscript foliation in black ink: 128, 1-128.

SHELFMARK: Inc. e. I4.1495.1(2).

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