Astronomicon, et al.
Analysis of Content
[a2r] Manilius, Marcus: Astronomicon. Man., with variations; for this edition see also Cramer 8-9, 22-4; Astronomicon, ed. Housman, I p. xii, V p. xvii, and Astronomicon, ed. Garrod, pp. lxxv–lxxvi. The 1985 Teubner edition includes some of the manuscript corrections marked in the margins of this incunable edition (see below), but retains other readings as in the incunable.
[h7r] [Note about the author.] Cramer 9.
[h7r] [Table of contents for Manilius.]
[h8r] [Table of contents for Aratus.]
[i1r] Aratus: [Phaenomena.] Translated by [Julius Caesar] Germanicus. Germ. Arat. 1-69, 71-247, 251-4, 258-69, 273-7, 281-3, 287-314, 318-20, 324-7, 336-40, 342-3, 347-55, 359-62, 366-78, 382-92, 396-413, 417-25, 429-30, with variations; Reliq. 4. 52-163.
Imprint: Bologna: Ugo Rugerius and Doninus Bertochus, ‘20 Mar.' 1474. Folio.
Remarks: For a discussion of the date see Polain.
Collation: [a10 b c8 d4 e–h10.8 i k8 l6].
Remarks: Collation as BMC, not as Polain, who collates [ . . . l8], with the last two leaves being blank.
Hain: HCR 10707;
Goff: Goff M‑203;
BMC: BMC VI 805;
Proctor: Pr 6526;
Others: CIBN M‑86; Polain 2589; Rhodes 1162; Sheppard 5306. Microfiche: Unit 3: Image of the World: Geography and Cosmography.
Copy number: M-065(1)
Wanting the blank leaf [d4].
Leaf [h8v] is blank in this copy, as Polain.
Binding: Eighteenth-century mottled calf; gold-tooled spine, marbled pastedowns; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.
Size: 283 × 212 × 25 mm.
Size of leaf: 276 × 198 mm.
Marginal annotations in one seventeenth-century(?) hand, consisting mainly of corrections, also underlining in the text in black ink. On the four rear endleaves are grammatical notes, particularly on verbs, in black and red ink in a ifteenth/sixteenth-century German hand, also scribbles and drawings, including a human face and a ‘hangman' drawing, with an inscription ‘Friß hanckt'.
Three- to five-line initials (some with extensions into the margins), paragraph marks, running book-numbers, and rubrics are supplied in red; some running book-numbers are supplied in black ink.
Provenance: Acquired by 1738: see Fysher, Catalogus, II 134.
Former Bodleian shelfmark: 4o J 31 Art (Fysher).
SHELFMARK: Auct. O 5.17.
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