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Bod-Inc: M-067

Manilius, Marcus

Astronomicon (comm. Laurentius Bonincontrius).


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Bonincontrius, Laurentius: [Introductory letter addressed to] Cardinal Raphael Riarius. Incipit: ‘[C]ogitanti mihi e multis philosophie sectatoribus, reuerendissime Raphael, cui tandem . . .’ Explicit: magna attentione declarat

[a3v] Bonincontrius, Laurentius: [Commentary on Astronomicon addressed to] Cardinal Raphael Riarius. Incipit: ‘[H]ec prima pars in qua proponit de quo tractaturus est et hoc facit ex arte . . .’ Explicit: parue stelle sequuntur

[a3v] Manilius, Marcus: Astronomicon. Man.; for this edition see also Cramer 11-13, 24-5, Astronomicon, ed. Housman, I pp. xii–xiii, and Astronomicon, ed. Garrod, pp. lxxvi–lxxix.


Imprint: Rome: [Printer of Manilius, ‘Astronomicon'], 26 Oct. 1484. Folio.


Collation: [a10 b–d8 e6 f–m8 n6].

Illustrations: Woodcut diagrams.


ISTC: im00204000

Hain: H *10706;

Goff: Goff M‑204;


Proctor: Pr 3964;

Others: BSB‑Ink M‑125; CIBN M‑88; Hillard 1309; Polain 2590; Sander 4190; Sheppard 3145. Microfiche: Unit 3: Image of the World: Geography and Cosmography.

LCN: 13984580


Copy number: M-067(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [a1], and [g2.7], the missing text being supplied in early manuscript.

Leaf [b1r], commentary, l. 1: ‘ . . . ipſius [et] celū animo me- | . . .'; [n5v], col. 2, last line of text: ‘ . . . mundus fligaret olimpo.', not as Polain.

Binding: Sixteenth/seventeenth-century(?) parchment; manuscript title on the spine; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 283 × 213 × 30 mm.

Size of leaf: 280 × 212 mm.

Marginal annotations by Caspar Gevartius, including corrections to the text, also copious underlining in the text in black ink; gatherings [a–g] have been amended as if for reprinting: see DBI XII 210, and M. D. Reeve, ‘Acidalius on Manilius', Classical Quarterly, 41 (1991), 226-39, at 236.

Provenance: Caspar Gevartius (Jean-Gaspard Gevaerts, 1593-1666); notes (see above). Sir Edward Sherburne (1618-1702); his monogram is on the recto of the front endleaf, and on [a2r]: ‘F[elix] S[ervator] L[ympidarum] A[quarum]', for which see T. A. Birrell, ‘The Library of Sir Edward Sherburne (1616-1702)', The Book Trade and its Customers 1450-1900: Historical Essays for Robin Myers, ed. Arnold Hunt, Giles Mandelbrote, and Alison Shell (Winchester, 1997), 189-204, at 194; not identified in the manuscript catalogue of Sherburne's books (MS. Rawl. Q. b. 3). Probably among the Manilius material presented by Sherburne in 1697: see Birrell 194, Reeve, ‘Acidalius', 237, and Macray 430.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: 4o J 15 Art.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 5.18.

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