Martialis, Marcus Valerius
Epigrammata (ed. Georgius Merula), et al.
Analysis of Content
[a1v] Plinius Secundus, [Gaius Caecilius]: Epistola [addressed to] Cornelius Priscus. Plin. Ep. 3. 21.
[a2r] Martialis, Marcus Valerius: [Spectacula. Edited by Georgius Merula.] Mart. Sp. 1-28. Merula sets out his editorial principles in his letter to Angelus Adrianus (see below); see CTC IV 253.
[a5v] Martialis, Marcus Valerius: [Epigrammata. Edited by Georgius Merula.] Mart.
[s9r] [Merula], Georgius: Epistola [addressed to] Angelus Adrianus [Probus]. Curt Bühler, ‘Some Early Editions of Martial: Giorgio Merula's Letter and the de Spira Martial of c.1470', in Humanisme actif: mélanges d'art et de littérature offerts à Julien Cain, 2 vols (Paris, 1968), II 199-204, at 201-3. On the identity of the dedicatee, Angelus Adrianus, see Bühler, ‘Some Early Editions of Martial', 204, with the reference given there.
[s10v] Zovenzonius, Raphael: Carmen [addressed to] the reader. Botfield 153; B. Ziliotto, Raffaele Zovenzoni, la vita, i carmi, Celebrazioni degli Istriani illustri, 3 (Trieste, 1950), 142 no. 237.
Imprint: [Venice]: Vindelinus de Spira, [c.1471]. 4°.
Remarks: For the suggestion of the date see Bühler, ‘Some Early Editions of Martial', 204 (from the time when the dedicatee of the letter is known to have been in Venice). CIBN and Hillard date [c.1472], Sheppard [1471,2].
Collation: [a–e10 f10+1 g–s10].
Hain: H *10809;
Goff: Goff M‑297;
BMC: BMC V 164;
Proctor: Pr 4055;
Others: BSB‑Ink M‑193; CIBN M‑160; Hillard 1329; Sheppard 3224.
Copy number: M-114(1)
Wanting [a1], which has been replaced with a pen-and-ink facsimile.
Leaves [a2-4] mutilated, the missing text being supplied in pen-and-ink facsimile.
Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century diced russia; gilt-edged leaves and marbled pastedowns; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Upper cover detached.
Size: 282 × 205 × 43 mm.
Size of leaf: 273 × 191 mm.
Early marginal and interlinear notes, including comments on the text, numbering of some epigrams, and pointing hands. Irregular manuscript foliation: 7-65.
Provenance: Acquired by 1795: see Notitia (1795), 24.
Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. L 2.30.
SHELFMARK: Auct. L 5.9.
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