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Bod-Inc: M-123

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 uolumen 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.

a8v [Calderinus, Domitius: Commentary on Martialis, Epigrammata.] Incipit: ‘  “[S]pero me secuturum”. Scribit hoc nunc ut demum sit editurus librum . . .’ Explicit: somnum rumpendum

a8v Martialis, Marcus Valerius: Epigrammata. Mart.

y3v Calderinus, Domitius: ‘Defensio' [addressed to] Corelius Carafa. Incipit: ‘[N]on potuimus assequi id quod uel tu optabas . . .’ Explicit: ferendis moderationis See M‑120.

y5v Lucidus Phosphorus, M[ ]: ‘Epigramma'. Incipit: ‘Quisquis amat lepidum uatem latiasque camoenas | Et uitam et mores noscere quisquis amat'; 8 elegiac distichs. See M‑120.

y5v [Colophon.]


Imprint: Venice: Baptista de Tortis, 17 July 1485. Folio.


Collation: a–u8 x y6.


ISTC: im00308000

Hain: HC *10819;

Goff: Goff M‑308;

BMC: BMC V 324;

Proctor: Pr 4631;

Others: BSB‑Ink M‑198; CIBN M‑170; Oates 1843; Rhodes 1173; Sheppard 3849.

LCN: 14549182


Copy number: M-123(1)

Leaf a1 repaired.

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf; gold-tooled spine; bound for the Bodleian Library; the gold stamp of the Library on both covers. Remains of a manuscript note, perhaps the author and title, can be seen on the fore-edge.

Size: 321 × 218 × 33 mm.

Size of leaf: 312 × 204 mm.

Running book numbers in words or figures supplied in black ink, also occasional early annotations, including corrections to the text and pointing hands.

Provenance: W. Fauley (sixteenth century); name on a1r. Anonymous sale (11 Mar. 1825), lot 425. Purchased for £1. 2. 0; see Books Purchased (1825), 17; ‘purchased 1825' on the recto of the front endleaf.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N inf. 2.15.

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