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Bod-Inc: O-032


Argonautica, et al. [Greek] (ed. Janus Lascaris).


Analysis of Content

Α1r Orpheus: Ἀργοναυτικά . Edited by Janus Lascaris. Incipit: ‘ Ὠ̂ναξ Πύθωνος μεδέων ἑκατηβόλε μάντι  . . .’ On the editorship of Janus Lascaris see S. Gentile, ‘Giano Lascaris, Germain de Ganay e la “prisca theologia” in Francia', Rinascimento, ser. 2, 26 (1986), 51-76.

Δ2r Orpheus: Ὕμνοι . [Preface.] Incipit: ‘ Μάνθανε δὴ Μουσα̂ιε θυηπολίην περισέμνην  . . .’

Δ3r Orpheus: Ὕμνοι . Edited by Janus Lascaris. ‘ Προθυραίας θυμίαμα στὺρακα .’ Incipit: ‘ Κλυ̂θίμοι ὠ̂ πολύσεμνε θεά πολυώνυμε δαι̂μον  . . .’ Orpheus, Hymni, ed. G. Quandt (Berlin, 1962).

Η1r Proclus: Ὕμνοι . Edited by Janus Lascaris. ‘ Εἰς τὸν ἥλιον .’ Incipit: ‘ Κλυ̂θι πυρὸς νοερου̂ βασιλευ̂ χρυσήνιε τιτάν  . . .’ Proclus, Hymni, ed. E. Vogt (Wiesbaden, 1957).


Imprint: Florence: [Benedictus Ricardinus] for Philippus Giunta, 19 Sept. 1500. 4°.

Remarks: Pr assigns to [Bartolommeo di Libri].


Collation: α–ζ8 η4.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials and borders printed in red.


ISTC: io00103000

Hain: HC *12106;

Goff: Goff O‑103;

BMC: BMC VI 690;

Proctor: Pr 6236;

Others: BSB‑Ink O‑87; CIBN O‑65; Rhodes 1278; Sander 5229; Sheppard 5265-6.

LCN: 14537291


Copy number: O-032(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century Dutch gold-tooled red morocco; with sprinkled red- and blue-edged leaves and marbled pastedowns; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library inside the upper cover.

Size: 234 × 173 × 17 mm.

Size of leaf: 226 × 161 mm.

A few marginal and interlinear notes, in Latin extracting key words, and in Greek providing corrections to the text, in an early hand. ‘34' in the lower margin of Α1r in the same hand.

Initials are supplied in green.

Provenance: Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792); printed label of the sale (1789), part III, lot 3501; in the annotated catalogue marked down to Thomas Payne for Fl. 68. Purchased through Payne for £5. 19. 0: see Books Purchased (1790), 5.

SHELFMARK: Auct. K 4.8.

Copy number: O-032(2)

Wanting the blank leaf Η4.

Binding: Late nineteenth-century tan morocco by Thibaron-Joly; gilt-edged leaves and red silk bookmark.

Size: 240 × 173 × 14 mm.

Size of leaf: 237 × 162 mm.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red.

Provenance: Damascéne Morgand sale 1894(?). Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); no. 2375 in Elenchus. Bequeathed in 1914.

SHELFMARK: Byw. H 2.1.

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