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Bod-Inc: M-122

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.

b1r Martialis, Marcus Valerius: Epigrammata. Mart.

b1r [Calderinus, Domitius: Commentary on Martialis, Epigrammata.] Incipit: ‘  “[S]pero me secuturum”. Scribit hoc nunc ut demum sit editurus librum . . .’ Explicit: somnum rumpendum

[con]3r [Colophon.]

[con]3v Calderinus, Domitius: ‘Defensio' [addressed to] Corelius Carafa. Incipit: ‘[N]on potuimus assequi id quod uel tu optabas . . .’ Explicit: ferendis moderationis see M‑120.

[con]5v Lucidus Phosphorus, M[ ]: ‘Epigramma'. Incipit: ‘Quisquis amat lepidum uatem latiasque camoenas | Et uitam et mores noscere quisquis amat'; 8 elegiac distichs. See M‑120.


Imprint: Venice: Baptista de Tortis, 15 July 1482. Folio.


Collation: a–z &8 [con]6.


ISTC: im00306000

Hain: HC 10816;

Goff: Goff M‑306;

BMC: BMC V 322;

Proctor: Pr 4612;

Others: BSB‑Ink M‑197; CIBN M‑168; Sheppard 3827.

LCN: 14549131


Copy number: M-122(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf; mottled edges; marbled pastedowns; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; bound for the Library(?).

Size: 309 × 221 × 33 mm.

Size of leaf: 300 × 203 mm.

On a4r an initial ‘B' is supplied in blue with reserved white decoration painted over in gold, and with the body of the letter decorated in red and gold, within a red pen-work border, and with red pen-work extensions into the margins; six- to eight-line initials are supplied at the beginning of each book in red or blue with reserved white decoration painted in gold; other four- to seven-line initials, some with extensions into the margins, some with reserved white decoration, and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue; the first 12 couplets have been painted over in gold; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Erased early inscription on a1r, unread under ultraviolet light: ‘Colleg[ ] P[ ]'. P. Peirson (eighteenth century?); inscriptions on a1v, and [con]6r: ‘E libris P. Peirson'. Purchased by Heber for £0. 19. 0, according to the price annotated in red ink in Heber's sale catalogue. Richard Heber (1773-1833); stamp on the recto of the front endleaf; see Catalogue, 1 (1834), lot 4683. Purchased for £1. 3. 0; see Books Purchased (1834), 19.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P 3.26.

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