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Bod-Inc: M-001

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].


ISTC: im00008000

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.

LCN: 14479129


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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