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Bod-Inc: O-028

Orosius, Paulus

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


Analysis of Content

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.

n10r [Paiellus, Bartholomaeus: Verse colophon.] Incipit: ‘Vt ipse titulus margine in primo docet | Orosio nomen mihi est'; 12 lines of verse. Reprinted from Liechtenstein's edition (Bod-inc. O‑027), the name of the author of the colophon being omitted and the name of Leonardus de Basilea substituted for that of Hermannus de Colonia in the colophon itself; see BMC.


Imprint: [Vicenza]: Leonardus Achates de Basilea, [c.1489]. Folio.

Remarks: As dated by Sheppard; CIBN dates [c.1482], BSB‑Ink [c.1480-1].


Collation: a–i K l m8 n10.

Types: Type: Sheppard notes that type 114 here measures 112 and appears to have been reduced about this time.


ISTC: io00097500

Hain: HC *12[1]00;

Goff: Goff O‑99;

BMC: BMC VII 1032;

Proctor: Pr 7125;

Others: BSB‑Ink O‑83; CIBN O‑60; Oates 2670; Sheppard 5888. Microfiche: Unit 5: Chronicles and Historiography: Part II.

LCN: 14537275


Copy number: O-028(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Binding: Nineteenth-century quarter red sheep over marbled pasteboards.

Size: 276 × 213 × 24 mm.

Size of leaf: 270 × 103 mm.

Collated by Jacobus Philippus D'Orville with a ‘Geneu[a?]' manuscript.

On a2r an initial ‘P' is supplied in gold on a maroon ground with white pen-work decoration edged in black; the area defined by the letter is supplied in blue with white pen-work decoration. Other initials are supplied in red or blue, sometimes interlocked; paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue. Text enclosed by a single red rule.

Provenance: Jacobus Philippus D'Orville (1696-1751); see SC 17194 and p. 37. The collection, sold by D'Orville's grandson Jean to J. Cleaver Banks, was purchased from him by the Bodleian in 1805 for £1025; see Books Purchased (1805), 4.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. 2X 1.13.

SHELFMARK: MS. D'Orville 316.

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