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Bod-Inc: N-119

Nonius Marcellus

De compendiosa doctrina (ed. Julius Pomponius Laetus, Antonius Volscus, and others).


Analysis of Content

[a1v] [Laetus, Julius] Pomponius: [Letter addressed to] Gaspar Blondus. Incipit: ‘Pomponius Gaspari Blondo salutem. Rogauit me Georgius Laur de Herbipoli . . .’

[a2r] Nonius Marcellus: [De compendiosa doctrina.] Edited by Julius Pomponius Laetus, Antonius Volscus, and others; see CTC III 381. Non. 1-2; 4 (wanting the last two lines); 5-6; 7 (wanting the last three lines); 8-15; 17-20; see L. D. R[eynolds], Texts and Transmission, 248-52.

[o8v] [Verse addressed to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Ex scriptis rerum, ut fertur, cognoscitur omnis | Causa patent illis oppida bella duces'; 4 elegiac distichs.

[o9r] [Register.]


Imprint: [Rome]: Georgius Lauer, [c.1474-6.] Folio.

Remarks: As dated by CIBN from the state of the types; Sheppard dates [c.1475].


Collation: [a–g10 h8 i–o10].

Types: Type: 102 R. Capital spaces.

Leaves: 138 leaves, the last blank.

Line number: 40 lines ([a3r]).

Type area: Type area: 205 ×122 mm ([a3r]).

Remarks: Leaf a1r, blank; a1v: ‘Pomponi[us] Gaſpari blondo Salutem rogauit me Geor- | gius laur ď . . .'; a2r: ‘[ ]ENIVM EST TEDIVM ET ODIVM. | dictum a ſenectute . . .'; o8v, l. 4: ‘Ex ſcriptis rerum. ut fertur. cognoſcitur omnis | . . .'; o9r, register: ‘Senium eſt | Tangere | . . .'; o9v and o10, blank.


ISTC: in00263000

Hain: HC 11899;

Goff: Goff N‑263;

Proctor: Pr 3421;

Others: CIBN N‑153; Sheppard 2739. Microfiche: Unit 10: Printing in Italy before 1472: Part IV.

LCN: 14540244


Copy number: N-119(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [o10].

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century gold-tooled red morocco; gilt-edged leaves, marbled pastedowns, green silk bookmark; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 280 × 210 × 25 mm.

Size of leaf: 276 × 197 mm.

A few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words and names of authors, and correcting the text, in a humanist hand. The name of the author and the title of the work on [a1r] in a sixteenth-century hand.

Provenance: Louis César de la Baume le Blanc, duc de La Vallière (1708-1780); sale (1783), lot 2184, for either 181. 19 or 174 [Écus?] (both prices are given in the Bodleian's annotated copy of the sale catalogue); ‘V 2184' on the recto of the rear endleaf. Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792); printed label of the sale (1789), part III lot 3050; in the annotated catalogue marked down to Thomas Payne for Fl. 40. Purchased [through Payne?] for £3. 10. 0: see Books Purchased (1790), 7.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 3.14.

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