Macrobius, Aurelius Theodosius
In somnium Scipionis expositio, et al.
Analysis of Content
[a2r] Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Somnium Scipionis: De republica [extract]. Cic. Rep. 6. 9-29; Macrobius, Commentarii in somnium Scipionis, ed. James Willis (Leipzig, 1963), 155-63.
[a4v] Macrobius, Aurelius Theodosius: In somnium Scipionis expositio. Macrobius, Commentarii in somnium Scipionis, ed. Willis, 1-154.
[f5r] Macrobius, Aurelius Theodosius: Saturnalia. Macr.
Imprint: Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 1472. Folio.
Collation: [a b10 c–m8 n10 o–v8].
Hain: HCR 10426;
Goff: Goff M‑8;
BMC: BMC V 172;
Proctor: Pr 4085;
Others: BSB‑Ink M‑1; CIBN M‑6; Hillard 1268; Lowry, Jenson, 242, no. 27; Rhodes 1135; Sheppard 3258.
Copy number: M-001(1)
Wanting the blank leaves [a1] and [v8].
Binding: Eighteenth-century crushed red morocco; gilt-edged leaves, marbled pastedowns; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; bound by Heinrich Walther; ticket on the verso of the front endleaf.
Size: 327 × 239 × 42 mm.
Size of leaf: 313 × 219 mm.
Early marginal notes, apparently in a single humanist hand, including comments on the text. Signatures are supplied in black ink. Diagrams (in the same hand as the notes) are supplied in black ink on [c7v] and on [d6v].
Two- and eight-line epigraphic initials are supplied in red or blue. Running book numbers are supplied in red ink.
Provenance: Marcus Contarenus (sixteenth century); perhaps to be identified with Marcantonio Contarini (1485-1546); inscription on [v6v]: ‘Marci Contareni 14o: 4o: 3 o’. Purchased for £33. 12. 0; see Books Purchased (1789), 5, dated ‘1482'.
SHELFMARK: Auct. L 2.4.
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