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Bod-Inc: M-121

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 M‑120.

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 actum arbitrari . . .’ Explicit: elaborata fuerunt. Vale See M‑120.

a3r ‘Vita Martialis'. Incipit: ‘[M]arcus Valerius Martialis in Hispania . . .’ Explicit: redacta fuisse See M‑120.

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 M‑120.

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.

E3r Calderinus, Domitius: ‘Defensio' [addressed to] Corelius Carafa. Incipit: ‘[N]on potuimus assequi id quod uel tu optabas . . .’ Explicit: ferendis moderationis see M‑120.

E5v Lucidus Phosphorus, M[ ]: ‘Epigramma'. Incipit: ‘Quisquis amat lepidum uatem latiasque camoenas | Et uitam et mores noscere quisquis amat'; 8 elegiac distichs. See M‑120.

E5v [Colophon.]


Imprint: Venice: Thomas de Blavis de Alexandria, 12 June 1482. Folio.


Collation: a–h8 i6 k–z A–C8 D E6.


ISTC: im00305000

Hain: HC *10815;

Goff: Goff M‑305;

BMC: BMC V 317;

Proctor: Pr 4755;

Others: BSB‑Ink M‑196; CIBN M‑167; not in Sheppard.

LCN: 14551132


Copy number: M-121(1)

Wanting E6 containing the register.

Leaf a1 backed.

Binding: Eighteenth-century mottled sheep; gold-tooled spine, marbled edges and pastedowns.

Size: 276 × 198 × 50 mm.

Size of leaf: 273 × 189 mm.

Some annotations including comments on and corrections to the text, mostly in black, but occasionally in red ink. Irregular (cropped) early foliation: 8-212.

Some three- to six-line initials are supplied in black ink. Some running book numbers in black ink.

Provenance: Solomon Pottesman (1904-1978); purchased at his sale, lot 275, for £385 (from the Roy V. Sowers Fund; book-label); see ledger (1979/80), no. 439.

SHELFMARK: Inc. d. I4.1482.1.

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