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Bod-Inc: M-003

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. Willis, 155-63.

a5r Macrobius, Aurelius Theodosius: In somnium Scipionis expositio. Macrobius, Commentarii in somnium Scipionis, ed. Willis, 1-154.

h4r Macrobius, Aurelius Theodosius: Saturnalia. Macr.


Imprint: Brescia: Boninus de Boninis, de Ragusia, 15 May 1485. Folio.


Collation: a8 b c6 d8 e f F g–q6 r8 s–z & [con] 6 A8.

Illustrations: Woodcut diagrams and map.


ISTC: im00010000

Hain: HC *10428;

Goff: Goff M‑10;


Proctor: Pr 6962;

Others: BSB‑Ink M‑3; Campbell, Maps, 87(ii); CIBN M‑8; Hillard 1269; Oates 2622; Sack, Freiburg, 2296; Sander 4073; Sheppard 5762. Microfiche: Unit 3: Image of the World: Geography and Cosmography.

LCN: 14479167


Copy number: M-003(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1, also F5, i5, and u1.

Binding: Early sixteenth-century blind-tooled German pigskin over wooden boards, with one metal clasp and catch, and remains of a second. On both covers intersecting triple fillets form a frame, within which is a fleuron, a circular rosette stamp, and a circular eagle stamp. Triple fillets form the inner rectangle which is divided by further fillets into three compartments, the outer two being decorated with merrythoughts surrounding a lozenge-shaped eagle stamp or the circular eagle stamp, whilst the central compartment contains a small circular owl stamp. Overall, inside the inner rectangle on both covers, the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library. The name of the author appears in black ink in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand on the lower edge, thus showing that the book was, at an early point in its history, stored standing on its fore-edge.

Size: 319 × 215 × 53 mm.

Size of leaf: 305 × 201 mm.

Occasional annotations, some ‘nota' marks and pointing hands in red ink; also underlining in the text in red ink.

Two-, and seven- to nine-line initials, some with extensions into the margins, and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes and underlining in red.

Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); annotations in Kloß's hand on a label attached to the front pastedown; sale (1835), lot 2660; purchased for £0. 11. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 19.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P 4.35.

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