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Bod-Inc: M-120

Martialis, Marcus Valerius

Epigrammata, et al. (comm. Domitius Calderinus).


Analysis of Content

a1v Calderinus, Domitius: [Letter addressed to] Johannes Franciscus Gonzaga. Incipit: ‘[N]on fuissent tot exemplis editi commentarii nostri . . .’ Explicit: Laurentii est Domitius. Vale See CTC IV 262.

a1v [Calderinus], Domitius: [Verse.] ‘In volumen dicatum Laurentio'. [Addressed to Laurentius de' Medici.] Incipit: ‘Odisti uigiles liber lucernas | Et signum calami seuerioris'; 11 hendecasyllabics.

a2r Calderinus, Domitius: [Letter addressed to] Laurentius de' Medici. Incipit: ‘[I]n omni ciuitatis administratione praeclare acctum(!) arbitrari . . .’ Explicit: elaborata fuerunt. Vale See CTC IV 262-3.

a3r ‘Vita Martialis'. Incipit: ‘[M]arcus Valerius Martialis in Hispania . . .’ Explicit: redacta fuisse See CTC IV 263.

a3v Plinius Secundus, [Gaius Caecilius]: Epistola [addressed to] Cornelius Priscus. Plin. Ep. 3. 21.

a4r [Calderinus, Domitius: Commentary on Martialis, Spectacula.] Incipit: ‘  “[B]arbara pyramidum”. Hoc primo epigrammate assentatur Domitiano . . .’ Explicit: naumachiæ Domitiani See CTC IV 263.

a4r Martialis, Marcus Valerius: [Spectacula.] Mart. Sp. 1-28.

b1v [Calderinus, Domitius: Commentary on Martialis, Epigrammata.] Incipit: ‘  “[S]pero me secuturum”. Scribit hoc nunc ut demum sit editurus librum . . .’ Explicit: somnum rumpendum

b1v Martialis, Marcus Valerius: Epigrammata. Mart.

E2v [Colophon.]

E3r Calderinus, Domitius: ‘Defensio' [addressed to] Corelius Carafa. Incipit: ‘[N]on potuimus assequi id quod uel tu optabas . . .’ Explicit: ferendis moderationis See CTC IV 263-4.

E5r [Fazini], M[arcus] Lucidus, ‘Phosphorus’: ‘Epigramma'. Incipit: ‘Quisquis amat lepidum uatem latiasque camoenas | Et uitam et mores noscere quisquis amat'; 8 elegiac distichs. See Walther, Initia, 16149. The author is presumably to be identified with Marcus Lucidus Fazini ‘Phosphorus', Bishop of Segni.


Imprint: Venice: [Printer of the 1480 Martialis], 1480. Folio.


Collation: a–z & A8 B–E6.


ISTC: im00304000

Hain: HC *10814;

Goff: Goff M‑304;

BMC: BMC V 296;

Proctor: Pr 5660;

Others: BSB‑Ink M‑195; CIBN M‑165; Oates 2222; Sheppard 3717-18.

LCN: 14549154


Copy number: M-120(1)

Wanting the blank leaf E6.

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) parchment; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 299 × 215 × 39 mm.

Size of leaf: 294 × 199 mm.

Copious early marginal notes, apparently in one fifteenth/sixteenth-century humanist hand, including comments on the text, extraction of key words, corrections to the text, ‘nota' marks and pointing hands. Irregular early manuscript foliation: 1-222. Running book numbers supplied in books 1–8, probably in the same hand as the notes.

Provenance: George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834); sale (1821), lot 202. Purchased for £0. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1821), 10, and the annotated sale catalogue.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 3.15.

Copy number: M-120(2)

Binding: Nineteenth-century(?) half brown morocco with paper boards.

Size: 289 × 203 × 41 mm.

Size of leaf: 280 × 189 mm.

Occasional early annotations, ‘nota' marks and pointing hands. On E6v an epigram of 4 distichs, written in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century humanist hand, and entitled: ‘In mutilatos naso aureque et cauterio notatos propter phasidis', with incipit, ‘Quando phasis aues Argo quas vexit Jason | Rustice disperdis que tua simplicitas'.

Provenance: Purchased for £1. 11. 6; see Books Purchased (1858), 70.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q inf. 2.19.

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