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Bod-Inc: M-119

Martialis, Marcus Valerius

Epigrammata, et al.


Analysis of Content

a1v Plinius Secundus, [Gaius Caecilius]: Epistola [addressed to] Cornelius Priscus. Plin. Ep. 3. 21.

a2r Martialis, Marcus Valerius: [Spectacula.] Mart. Sp. 1-28.

a5v Martialis, Marcus Valerius: Epigrammata. Mart.

[*1r] ‘Vita Martialis'. Incipit: ‘[M]arcus Valerius Martialis in Hispania . . .’ Explicit: redacta fuisse See CTC IV 263.


Imprint: [Parma: Damianus de Moyllis, c.1481]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated by CIBN; Sheppard dates [c.1480].


Collation: a–r10 s8 [*2].


ISTC: im00303000

Hain: HC + Addenda 10807;

Goff: Goff M‑303;


Proctor: Pr 7405;

Others: CIBN M‑166; Oates 2576-7; Sheppard 5660-2.

LCN: 14551221


Copy number: M-119(1)

Leaf a1 has been reversed in binding, and repaired. leaf [*2] has been cut out and mounted.

Binding: Nineteenth-century gold-tooled blue morocco; gilt-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 210 × 157 × 27 mm.

Size of leaf: 199 × 138 mm.

Some faded early marginal notes. Irregular manuscript foliation: 1-109, then 200-9, 300-9, etc., up to 805.

The text is enclosed within red rules.

Provenance: James Edwards; A Catalogue of Books in All Languages and in Every Branch of Literature Collected from Various Parts of Europe . . . (London, 1796), no. 34, listed at £2. 12. 6. Purchased for £2. 12. 6; see Books Purchased (1796), 2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 5.15.

Copy number: M-119(2)

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf (fillets only); bound for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 197 × 129 × 32 mm.

Size of leaf: 189 × 113 mm.

Some sixteenth/seventeenth-century marginal annotations.

Late fifteenth/early sixteenth-century eight-line epigraphic initials at the beginning of each book supplied in gold on a ground of green, purple, or maroon, edged in gold, red, or green.

Provenance: Inscription(?) on a1r, unread under ultraviolet light. G. A. S.; initials on the lower edge. Purchased for £2. 2. 0; see Books Purchased (1841), 26.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 5.50.

Copy number: M-119(3)

Wanting gathering [*].

Binding: Gold-tooled blue morocco, c.1800; gilt-edged leaves and marbled pastedowns.

Size: 155 × 111 × 24 mm.

Size of leaf: 149 × 100 mm.

Irregular early manuscript foliation: 1-1025 [125].

Provenance: Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 18.

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