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Bod-Inc: O-027

Orosius, Paulus

Historiae adversus paganos (ed. Aeneas Vulpes and Laurentius Brixiensis).


Analysis of Content

[a1v] Vulpes, Aeneas: [Address to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Scias velim humanissime lector . . .’ Acknowledging the contribution of Laurentius Brixiensis.

[a2r] Orosius, Paulus: Historiae adversus paganos. ‘Prologus' [addressed to] Augustinus. See O‑026.

[a2v] Orosius, Paulus: Historiae adversus paganos. Edited by Aeneas Vulpes and Laurentius Brixiensis. See O‑026.

[n6r] Paiellus, Bartholomaeus: [Verse colophon.] ‘In P. Orosium'. Incipit: ‘Vt ipse titulus margine in primo docet | Orosio nomen mihi est'; 12 lines of verse.


Imprint: [Vicenza]: Hermannus Liechtenstein, [c.1475]. Folio.


Collation: [a–g8 h6 i–m8 n6].


ISTC: io00097000

Hain: H *12099;

Goff: Goff O‑97;

BMC: BMC VII 1035;

Proctor: Pr 7144;

Others: BSB‑Ink O‑82; CIBN O‑59; Hillard 1497; Sheppard 5898-9. Microfiche: Unit 5: Chronicles and Historiography: Part II.

LCN: 14540166


Copy number: O-027(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century English brown calf; on both covers a single gold fillet forms a frame; single gold fillet on edges of boards; Greek-key tool on turn-ins; gilt-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns, and green silk bookmark; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Probably bound for the Bodleian Library shortly after acquisition; for a similar binding see A‑522.

Size: 292 × 206 × 26 mm.

Size of leaf: 282 × 192 mm.

A few ‘Nota' marks in brown ink.

On [a2r] a large initial ‘P' is supplied in red with reserved white decoration and red pen-work decoration extending into the margin. Other initials are supplied in red, sometimes with reserved white decoration. Capital strokes in red.

Provenance: ‘V. C.' in brown ink on [a1r]. Maffeo Pinelli (1735-1785); see Morelli (1787), II 2896; apparently not in the sale (1789); purchased in 1791 for £3. 3. 0: see Books Purchased (1791), 2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 3.12.

Copy number: O-027(2)

Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled (double fillets only) diced russia; marbled edges and pastedowns. ‘1600' on a circular bookseller's label at tail of the spine.

Size: 303 × 205 × 23 mm.

Size of leaf: 294 × 188 mm.

Provenance: Daniel Pratensis, Dominican; inscription in humanist hand on [a1v]: ‘H[ab]itus a fratre Daniele Pratensi ordinis predicatorum'. Venice, Dominicans, S. Dominicus; inscription on [a2r]: ‘Conventus sancti Dominici Ven[ ]i'. Richard Heber (1773-1833); presented by Heber in 1819; see Books Purchased (1819), 10.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 5.53.

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