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Bod-Inc: O-030

Orosius, Paulus

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


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v Orosius, Paulus: Historiae adversus paganos. [Prologus addressed to] Augustinus. See O‑026.

a2r Orosius, Paulus: Historiae adversus paganos. Edited by Aeneas Vulpes and Laurentius Brixiensis. See O‑026.

m4r [Paiellus, Bartholomaeus: Verse.] Incipit: ‘Vt ipse titulus margine in primo docet | Orosio nomen mihi est'; 8 lines of verse. The verse, here anonymous, is abridged from Scotus' 1483 edition (Bod-inc. O‑029), the archetype of this edition, the 4 lines containing the name of the author of the colophon being omitted; see BMC.

m4r [Colophon.]

m4r ‘Registrum'.

m4v ‘Tabula'.


Imprint: Venice: Christophorus de Pensis, de Mandello, for Octavianus Scotus, 18 July 1499. Folio.


Collation: a–m6.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: io00100000

Hain: HC *12103;

Goff: Goff O‑100;

BMC: BMC V 473;

Proctor: Pr 5249;

Others: BSB‑Ink O‑85; CIBN O‑62; Sack, Freiburg, 2621; Sheppard 4323-5. Microfiche: Unit 5: Chronicles and Historiography: Part II.

LCN: 14537359


Copy number: O-030(1)

Bound with:
1. Eusebius, Chronicon. Basel: Heinrich Petri, Mar. 1529;
2. Beda, De natura rerum. Basel: Heinrich Petri, Mar. 1529;
3. Philo Judeus, Antiquitates. Basel: Adam Petri, Aug. 1527.

Binding: Sixteenth-century German blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, with metal corner-pieces and catches; two clasps lost. Triple fillets form a quadruple frame. Within the outer frame, a floral and foliate-staff roll; within the following one, a floral roll. Triple fillets divide the inner rectangle into four rectangular compartments, each decorated with the same foliate and decorative roll.

Size: 318 × 222 × 75 mm.

Size of leaf: 306 × 200 mm.

On m6v an inscription in humanist hand in red ink: ‘Anno M. D. XXVIII. die XV Maii [ ]'; the same hand has annotated item 3.

Provenance: Hector Pömer (fl. 1525); large woodcut book-plate pasted on the front pastedown, dated 1525; see Leiningen-Westerburg, 110; Warnecke no. 1593. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 1564; purchased for £0. 6. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 10.

SHELFMARK: V 2. 18(4) Th.

Copy number: O-030(2)

Binding: Eighteenth-century parchment, with title in gilt at head of spine and sprinkled red-edged leaves.

Size: 316 × 225 × 24 mm.

Size of leaf: 307 × 212 mm.

Marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in a sixteenth/seventeenth-century hand in brown ink. On the front pastedown there is biographical information on Orosius by M. Berry, signed: ‘MB. Rome Febry 1823'.

Provenance: M. Berry (fl. 1823); armorial stamp: a cross within the lower part of a lozenge, in black ink. Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843); book-plate with handwritten shelfmark ‘AA.f.22': see Lee, Royal Book-plates, 40-1 no. 23; sale, pt I, lot 2323. Purchased for £0. 3. 0; see Books Purchased (1844), 35.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 4.1.

Copy number: O-030(3)

Bound with:
1. Arrianus, Historia de rebus gestis Alexandri Macedonis. [Venice: B. de Vitalibus, c.1503]; see GW II col. 704.

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) quarter plain calf (or sheep?) over wooden boards, with two metal catches and remains of clasps. Title in gilt at head of the spine.

Size: 320 × 222 × 35 mm.

Size of leaf: 309 × 207 mm.

A few marginal notes, extracting key words, in an early humanist hand.

Provenance: Purchased in 1907 from James Tregaskis, Catalogue 640, no. 166; see Annual Report of the Curators of the Bodleian Library, Oxford University Gazette, 12 May 1908, 633.

SHELFMARK: Inc. c. I4.1(2).

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