Ovidius Naso, Publius
Opera: Steiner tradition 1 ‘Puteolanus'.
Analysis of Content
a1r Ovidius Naso, Publius: Heroides. Ov. Ep., with the letters in the following order: . . . 14, 16. 1-38, 145-378; 17-20, 21. 1-14. On the textual tradition in general see R. J. T[arrant], ‘Ovid', Texts and Transmissions, 268-73.
e5r [Ovidius Naso, Publius pseudo-?]: Sappho. [Ov.] Ep. Sapph. On the authorship see R. J. T[arrant], ‘Ovid', Texts and Transmissions, 273, with references cited there.
f1r Ovidius Naso, Publius: Amores. Ov. Am. On the textual tradition in general see R. J. T[arrant], ‘Ovid', Texts and Transmissions, 260-1.
h12v [Register giving the incipits of each book of Amores.]
i1r Ovidius Naso, Publius: De arte amandi. [Also known as Ars amatoria.] Ov. Ars. On the textual tradition in general see R. J. T[arrant], ‘Ovid', Texts and Transmissions, 261.
m1r Ovidius Naso, Publius: Remedia amoris. Ov. Rem. On the textual tradition in general see R. J. T[arrant], ‘Ovid', Texts and Transmissions, 262.
m11v [Register giving the incipits of each book of De arte amandi and Remedia amoris.]
n1r Ovidius Naso, Publius: Tristia. Ov. Tr. On the textual tradition in general see R. J. T[arrant], ‘Ovid', Texts and Transmissions, 282-4.
r7v Ovidius Naso, Publius: Epistolae ex Ponto. Ov. Pont. On the textual tradition in general see R. J. T[arrant], ‘Ovid', Texts and Transmissions, 262-5.
x9v Ovidius Naso, Publius [pseudo-]: De pulice. ‘De pulice opusculum'. F. W. Lenz, ‘De pulice libellus', Maia, ns 14 (1962), 299-333, with the text at 313, and this edition listed (as edition Β) at 312. For this as a pseudo-Ovidian work see R. J. T[arrant], ‘Ovid', Texts and Transmissions, 275 note 4.
x10r Ovidius Naso, Publius [pseudo-: De philomela.] ‘De philomena liber'. Paul Klopsch, ‘Carmen de philomela', Literatur und Sprache im europäischen Mittelalter. Festschrift für Karl Langosch zum 70. Geburtstag, ed. Alf Önnerfors, Johannes Rathofer, and Fritz Wagner (Darmstadt, 1973), 173-94, at 187-94.
y1r Ovidius Naso, Publius: Medicamina faciei feminae. Ov. Med. On the textual tradition in general see R. J. T[arrant], ‘Ovid', Texts and Transmissions, 275-6.
y2r Ovidius Naso, Publius [pseudo-]: Nux. ‘De nuce libellus'. Nux. On the authorship and the manuscript tradition see R. J. T[arrant], ‘Pseudo-Ovid', Texts and Transmissions, 285-6.
A1r [Ovidius Naso, Publius: Tristia.] Ov. Tr. 1. 7. 35-40.
A1r [Ovidius Naso, Publius: Metamorphoses.] Ov. Met. For the Metamorphoses in this edition see Grundy Steiner, ‘Source-Editions of Ovid's Metamorphoses (1471-1500)', Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Society, 82 (1951), 219-31, at 223-4; see also, with reference to all incunable editions of the Metamorphoses, Grundy Steiner, ‘The Textual Tradition of the Ovidian Incunabula', Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Society, 83 (1952), 312-18; and, on the textual tradition in general, see R. J. T[arrant], ‘Ovid', Texts and Transmissions, 276-82.
rr1r Ovidius Naso, Publius: Fasti. Ov. Fast. On the textual tradition in general see R. J. T[arrant], ‘Ovid', Texts and Transmissions, 266-8.
&&1r Ovidius Naso, Publius: Ibis. Ov. Ib. On the transmission of the text see R. J. T[arrant], ‘Ovid', Texts and Transmissions, 273-5.
&&10r Ovidius Naso, Publius [pseudo-]: Consolatio ad Liviam. [Ov.] Cons. On the authorship and the transmission see M. D. R[eeve], ‘Consolatio ad Liviam’, Texts and Transmissions, 147-8, and the references given there.
Imprint: Bologna: Balthasar Azoguidus, 1480. Folio.
Collation: a–d10 e8 f g10 h12 i–l10 m12 n–x10 y4 A–P10 Q6 rr–tt10 uu8 xx yy10 zz6 &&10 2zz6.
Hain: HC 12142;
Goff: Goff O‑132;
BMC: BMC VI 801;
Proctor: Pr 6523;
Others: CIBN O‑84; Hillard 1500; Quaquarelli, ‘Azzoguidi', 68; Rhodes 1284; Sheppard 5296-8; Steiner, ‘Source-Editions', 221 no. 1c.
LCN: 14537711, 14538737
Copy number: O-037(1)
Gatherings A–Q, containing Metamorphoses, bound last.
Binding: Seventeenth-century(?) parchment. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at the head of the upper cover. The number ‘1' from the early Bodleian shelfmark and the name of the author are written along the fore-edge in black ink, and the author's name is repeated on the lower edge; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Spine damaged, covers loose.
Size: 321 × 213 × 100 mm.
Size of leaf: 307 × 202 mm.
On the front endleaves is a four-page manuscript index in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand in red and black ink. Copious early marginal and interlinear notes in the same hand, including comments on and corrections to the text, extraction of key words, references, ‘nota' marks, and pointing hands.
Two- to six-line epigraphic initials are supplied in red or blue, or in black ink; some headlines are supplied in red and blue, others in black ink; headings for individual books, letters, etc. are supplied in red ink by the indexer. Irregular early manuscript foliation is supplied in black ink: 1-452.
Provenance: Edward Bernard (1638-1697); Wanley's list, probably p. 6, no. 517. Among the books purchased in 1697 from Bernard's widow.
Former Bodleian shelfmark: A 4.1 Art.
SHELFMARK: Auct. O 2.19.
Copy number: O-037(2)
Wanting gatherings A–Q containing the Metamorphoses.
Binding: Contemporary Italian (possibly Bolognese, c.1480-90?) blind-tooled brown sheep over wooden boards with slight inward and outward bevel; four bosses lost from each cover, also two clasps and catches, two of the three star nails only remaining from each clasp, attached to the upper cover. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at the head of the upper cover. Single plain headbands. Sewn on four split white leather thongs nailed in grooves on the outside of the spine. On both covers intersecting multiple fillets form an outer frame. Further fillets form an inner frame, which contains a repeated vase-of-flowers tool. Fillets form the inner rectangle which is divided by further fillets into triangular and lozenge-shaped compartments. ‘16' (shelfmark) in black ink across the fore-edge. The vase-of-flowers tool resembles that on a copy of Plautus, Comoediae (Milan: U. Scinzenzeler, for Johannes de Legnano, 1490), identified on paper grounds by Paul Needham as a Bolognese binding (Abrams sale, Sotheby's, 16 Nov. 1889, lot 95). The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.
Size: 316 × 210 × 77 mm.
Size of leaf: 305 × 202 mm.
There are parchment pastedowns at both the front and back with a conjoint parchment endleaf at the front. The joint in the middle of the gatherings is reinforced with parchment.
Running headings in a sixteenth-century hand in black ink, probably that of Bernardo Niccolini, also some early marginal annotations, including extraction of key words, and occasional pointing hands. Additional couplets have been supplied in manuscript at the beginning of Heroides nos 5 (`Nympha suo Paridi quamuis suus esse recusat | Mittit ab ideis uerba legenda iugis'); 8 (`Alloquor Hermione nuper fratremque virumque | Nunc fratrem nomen coniugis alter habet'); 9 (`Mittor ad Alciden e coniuge conscia mentis | Littera si coniunx deyanira sua est'); 10 (`Illa relicta feris etiam nunc improbe Theseu | Viuit et hec equa mente tulisse velis'); 11 (`Eolis eolide quam non habet ipsa salutem | Mittit et armata verba notata manu'); 12 (`Exul inops contempta nouo Medea marito | Dicit an a regnis tempora nulla vacant?'); 20 (`Accipe Cidippe despecti nomen Aconti | Illius in pomo qui tibi verba dedit'); a marginal note also records the absence of all of Ep. after 21. 14. Irregular manuscript foliation: 1-200, 2001-2020, 221-93.
Provenance: Several Italian names, including two apparently of Florentine families, in fifteenth/sixteenth-century hands: on the recto of the front parchment endleaf, ‘Simon d'Antonio Chanigiani'; and ‘Giovanni di Bartolomeo di misser Lucha'; on the verso of the front parchment endleaf, and on the rear pastedown, ‘Francisci Joannis de Pictis et amicorum [meorum] salutem' [i.e. Francesco Giovanni de' Pitti]; on a1r, ‘Ber[nard]i Niccolinii' (sixteenth century) and ‘449.59’ in a different hand; on2 zz6v, ‘di Giovann Batista Chanbi'. Date of acquisition unknown; no indication from the shelfmark.
Former Bodleian shelfmarks: S 8.16 Art; M 2.16 Art.
SHELFMARK: Auct. O 2.20.
Copy number: O-037(3)
Bound with C‑022(2); see there for details of binding, decoration, and a discussion of provenance.
Size of leaf: 275 × 202 mm.
Gatherings a–h containing Heroides and Amores only; gatherings f–h are bound before gathering a.
Occasional early marginal annotations and ‘nota' marks; also underlining in the text in black ink.
On f1r is a three-quarter border surrounding a six-line historiated initial ‘Q' which is supplied in blue with white decoration; within the body of the letter is a woman wearing a red gown and a wimple, looking out of a window down towards another woman wearing a blue gown and a red hat, who is standing in front of some buildings. The inhabited border contains the woman wearing a red gown and a wimple, and the woman in a blue gown with a feather in her hair, holding a flower, a peacock, a man with a club and a shield attacking a wild animal, several birds and deer, also foliate and floral decoration, is supplied in red, blue, green, orange, pink, yellow, and black. At the beginning of each subsequent book two- to four-line initials are supplied in interlocked red and blue, with green pen-work decoration; other two-line initials are supplied in red or blue, with some paragraph marks supplied in red; rubric headings are supplied on f1r and on g1r in black ink.
Provenance: Probably De Lesmeleuc, a Breton noble family. Edward Bernard (1638-1697). Among the books purchased in 1697 from Bernard's widow.
SHELFMARK: Auct. O 2.21(5).
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