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Bod-Inc: M-125

Martialis, Marcus Valerius

Epigrammata, et al. (comm. Domitius Calderinus and Georgius Merula).


Analysis of Content

a2r 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.

a2r [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.

a3r Plinius Secundus, [Gaius Caecilius]: Epistola [addressed to] Cornelius Priscus. Plin. Ep. 3. 21.

a3v [Calderinus, Domitius: Commentary on Martialis, Spectacula.] Incipit: ‘  “[B]arbara pyramidum”. Hoc primo epigrammate assentatur Domitiano . . .’ Explicit: naumachiæ Domitiani See M‑120.

a3v Martialis, Marcus Valerius: [Spectacula.] Mart. Sp. 1-28.

a3v Merula, Georgius: [Commentary on Martialis, Spectacula.] Incipit: ‘  “Assiduus iactet nec Babylona labor”. Non recte exponit Domitius assiduum laborem . . .’ Explicit: not identified: commentaries not clearly separated Not the version of the commentary described in CTC IV 266, for which the incipit ‘Quid igitur petulans . . .' is given.

a7v Martialis, Marcus Valerius: Epigrammata. Mart.

a7v [Calderinus, Domitius: Commentary on Martialis, Epigrammata.] Incipit: ‘  “[S]pero me secuturum”. Scribit hoc nunc ut demum sit editurus librum . . .’ Explicit: somnum rumpendum

a8v Merula, Georgius: [Commentary on Martialis, Epigrammata.] Incipit: ‘  “Et pueri nasum rhinocerotis habent”. Pueriliter de naso puerorum hoc dictum est . . .’ Explicit: not identified: commentaries not clearly separated

x7v Calderinus, Domitius: ‘Defensio' [addressed to] Corelius Carafa. Incipit: ‘[N]on potuimus assequi id quod uel tu optabas . . .’ Explicit: ferendis moderationis See M‑120.

y1v Lucidus Phosphorus, M[ ]: ‘Epigramma'. Incipit: ‘Quisquis amat lepidum uatem latiasque camoenas | Et uitam et mores noscere quisquis amat'; 8 elegiac distichs. See M‑120.

y1v Pincius, Johannes Pyrrhus(?): [Verse addressed to the censor.] Incipit: ‘Incultum quod erat censor tua tetrice forti | Hoc nuper lima dente mormordit opus'; 8 elegiac distichs.

y1v ‘Registrum.’

y1v [Colophon.]

y2r [Table of contents.]


Imprint: Venice: Philippus Pincius, 29 Mar. 1491. Folio.


Collation: a–x8 y4.

Types: Types: 110 R; 79 R.

Leaves: 172 leaves, the first and last blank, 2-169 numbered II‑CLVIII.

Line number: 62 lines (a2v, plain text page); 63 lines, plus headlines, and marginalia (a8r).

Type area: Type area: 242 ×152 mm (a2v, plain text page); 246 (251) ×157 (168) mm (a8r, text with commentary).


ISTC: im00310000

Hain: HC *10821;

Goff: Goff M‑310;

Proctor: Pr 5286;

Others: BSB‑Ink M‑200; Sack, Freiburg, 2358; Sheppard 4384.

LCN: 14551206


Copy number: M-125(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1, and all after y1.

Leaf y1v, colophon, l. 1: ‘ . . . pī | cium', not ‘pē | cium' as H.

Binding: Seventeenth-century(?) parchment; with the author's name and the title of the book written on the spine in black ink; the author's name is written in capitals on the lower edge; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 311 × 218 × 34 mm.

Size of leaf: 303 × 212 mm.

Sixteenth-century(?) marginal annotations, including comments on the text, also corrections to the text.

Provenance: George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834); sale (1821), lot 203. Purchased for £0. 10. 6; see Books Purchased (1821), 10, and the annotated sale catalogue.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 3.17.

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