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Bod-Inc: M-115

Martialis, Marcus Valerius

Epigrammata, et al. (ed. Nicolaus Perottus).


Analysis of Content

[A2r] Martialis, Marcus Valerius: [Spectacula. Edited by Nicolaus Perottus.] Mart. Sp. 1-28. On Perottus as editor see CTC IV 253, 267, and Francesco della Corte, ‘Nicolò Perotti e gli epigrammi di Marziale', Res Publica Litterarum: Studies in the Classical Tradition, 9 (1986), 97-107, at 97-8.

[A5r] Martialis, Marcus Valerius: Epigrammata. [Edited by Nicolaus Perottus.] Mart., omitting the introductory note to Toranus at the beginning of book 9.

[Q7r] [Colophon.]


Imprint: Rome: Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz, 30 Apr. 1473. Folio.


Collation: [A–M10 N–Q8].

Types: Type: 115 R.

Leaves: 152 leaves, the first and last blank.

Line number: 38 lines ([A2v]).

Type area: Type area: 217 ×100 mm ([A2v]).

Remarks: Leaf [A2r]: ‘M. VALERII MARTIALIS EPIGRAM | MATON LIBER PRIMVS INCIPIT | FOELICITER. | DE AMPHITHEATRO | []Arbara pyramidum ſileat | miracula Memphiſ: | Aſſiduuſ iactet nec Baby / | lona labor. | . . .'; [A5r]: ‘VALERIUS MARTIALIS LECTO | RIBVS SALVTEM. | [ ]Pero me ſecutum in libelliſ meiſ tale | temperamentum : ut de illiſ . . .'; [Q7r], l. 20, colophon: ‘Aſpiciſ illuſtriſ lector quicunq; libelloſ | Si cupiſ artificū nomina noſſe: lege. | Aſpera ridebiſ cognomina teutona: forſan | Mitiget arſ muſiſ inſcia uerba utrum: | Cōraduſ ſuueynheym: Arnolduſ pānartzq; magiſtri | Rome impreſſerunt talia multa ſimnl. | M.CCCC.LXXIII. | die ultima Apriliſ.'; [Q7v] and [Q8] blank. In H's description the colons in the heading should be deleted.


ISTC: im00299000

Hain: H 10811;

Goff: Goff M‑299;

Proctor: Pr 3334;

Others: CIBN M‑161; Pellechet MS. 7691 (7596); Sheppard 2647.

LCN: 14549198


Copy number: M-115(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century calf; gold-tooled spine, marbled pastedowns; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 310 × 210 × 33 mm.

Size of leaf: 305 × 188 mm.

Occasional early annotations, including corrections to the text, and ‘nota' marks, in the hand of Paulus Emilius, also ‘pagine 150' on the blank leaf [Q8r]. Running book-numbers and numbers of epigrams in black ink. Bibliographical notes by Heber on a sheet attached to the front endleaf. On [A1r] one elegiac distich in a sixteenth-century hand, entitled ‘De Martiale': ‘Bis septem in libris solers epigrammata vates | Scripsit et arguto carmine fecit opus'.

Provenance: Paulus Emilius (fifteenth/sixteenth century); name on A1r: ‘Paul. Emil.' Luigi Serra, 4th Duca di Cassano (1747-1825); presumably the copy recorded in Catalogo, p. 25; see also Thomas Frognall Dibdin, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Books printed in the Fifteenth Century lately forming part of the Library of the Duke di Cassano Serra, and now the Property of George John, Earl Spencer (London, 1823), p. 74, where this copy is referred to. George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834); sale (1821), lot 199. Richard Heber (1773-1833); bibliographical notes (see above); purchased at Spencer's sale for £10. 5. 0: see note on the recto of the front endleaf: ‘March 1821 Dupl. Spencer £10. 5. 0'; Catalogue, 6 (1835), lot 2411; remains of a label at the foot of the spine. Purchased for £8. 0. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 19.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P 5.31.

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