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Bod-Inc: M-128

Martialis, Marcus Valerius

Xenia et Apophoreta.


Analysis of Content

A1r [Title-page.]

A1v Honorius Cubitensis, Johannes: ‘Epigramma' [addressed to the reader]. Incipit: ‘Si quis ades lepidum vatem latiasque camoenas | Noscere qui cupias distichas culta lege'; 16 elegiac distichs. see Walther, Initia, 17904.

A2r Honorius Cubitensis, Johannes: ‘Vita Martialis'. Incipit: ‘[M]arcus Valerius Martialis in Hispania . . .’ Explicit: nec candoris minus Not the same text as those ‘Vitae Martialis' recorded above.

A2v [Merula], Georgius: [Life and works of Martialis.] ‘De poete vita et operibus eius'. Incipit: ‘Martialis festiuissimus epigrammaton scriptor se Hispanum ex vrbe . . .’ Explicit: que saturnalibus remittebantur

A3v Martialis, Marcus Valerius: Xenia et Apophoreta. Mart. 13-14.


Imprint: Leipzig: Jacobus Thanner, 1 Oct. 1498. 4°.


Collation: A–F6.

Types: Types: 175 G, title, heading on A3v; 88 G, text (leaded), preliminary matter. Capital spaces, with guide-letters.

Leaves: 36 leaves, the last blank.

Line number: 31 lines (A3r).

Type area: Type area: 134 ×82 mm (A3r).


ISTC: im00314000

Hain: HC *10827;

Goff: Goff M‑314;

Proctor: Pr 3071;

Others: BSB‑Ink M‑204; Sheppard 2164.

LCN: 14551141


Copy number: M-128(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century(?) paper boards.

Size: 202 × 147 × 10 mm.

Size of leaf: 198 × 137 mm.

Copious early marginal and interlinear notes in gathering A only, consisting mainly of comments on the text. On F6v in a sixteenth-century hand, seven distichs entitled ‘Carmina magistri Andree Deluzensis' [Andreas Propst, from Delitzsch, for whom see P‑486; ex informatione Kristian Jensen], with incipit, ‘Triste vacat fatum dominus gratia quod dolet osor | Auditor redeas munus obibo meum'; also two further distichs: ‘Non satis est Jacobo nos truxisse(?) Metallo | Venum proponit nos Abiegna(?) fitis'; and ‘Conuoco distipulos non sto tibi preda viator | Sceuola discedas in volo praua vocet'.

Provenance: Dr Johann Michael Bernhold (Pseudo-Octavianus Horatianus, 1735-1797); inscription on A1r: ‘Jo. Mich. Bernhold Phil. et Med. Dr. Phys. Ord. Onolding. 1767 d. 10 Feb. constitit 1k'. Purchased for £0. 8. 0; see Books Purchased (1846), 25.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 6.36.

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