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Bod-Inc: O-039

Ovidius Naso, Publius

Opera: Steiner tradition 4 ‘Calphurnius'.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Ovidius Naso, Publius: Metamorphoses. [Edited by Johannes Calphurnius.] Ov. Met. For the Calphurnius edition of the Metamorphoses see Steiner, ‘Source-Editions', 226-7. See also O‑037 for this and the following texts.

[o12v] [Ovidius Naso, Publius: Tristia.] Ov. Tr. 1. 7. 35-40.

[p1r] Ovidius Naso, Publius: Heroides. Ov. Ep., with the letters in the following order: . . . 14, 16. 1-38,145-378; 17-20, 21. 1-146; 8 supplies a ‘missing' couplet, ‘[A]lloquor Hermione nuper fratremque uirumque | Nunc fratrem nomen coniugis alter habet'; 9 begins with an extra couplet, ‘[M]ittor ad Alciden a coniuge consia mentis | Littera si coniunx Deianira sua est'; 10 begins with an extra couplet, ‘[I]lla relicta feris etiam nunc improbe Theseu | Viuit et haec aequa mente tulisse uelis'; 11 supplies a ‘missing' couplet, ‘[A]eolis aeolidae quam non habet ipsa salutem | Mittit et armata uerba notata manu'; 12 supplies a ‘missing' couplet, ‘[E]xul inops contempta nouo Medea marito | Dicit an a regis tempora nulla uacant?' On the epistolae in this edition see R. J. T[arrant], ‘Ovid', Texts and Transmissions, 270, note 8, which records the presence in this edition of 21. 13-144.

[t6v] [Ovidius Naso, Publius pseudo-?]: Sappho. [Ov.] Ep. Sapph.

[t9v] Ovidius Naso, Publius: De arte amandi. [Also known as Ars amatoria.] Ov. Ars.

[z1r] Ovidius Naso, Publius: Amores. ‘Liber elegiarum siue amorum liber'. Ov. Am.

[B10r] Ovidius Naso, Publius: Remedia amoris. ‘De remedio amoris'. Ov. Rem.

[C9v] Ovidius Naso, Publius: Medicamina faciei feminae. Ov. Med.

[C10v] Ovidius Naso, Publius [pseudo-]: Nux. ‘De nuce libellus'. Nux.

[D1r] Ovidius Naso, Publius: Fasti. Ov. Fast.

[K1r] Ovidius Naso, Publius [pseudo-]: Consolatio ad Liviam. [Ov.] Cons.

[L1r] Ovidius Naso, Publius: Tristia. Ov. Tr.

[P1r] Ovidius Naso, Publius: Epistolae ex Ponto. ‘De Ponto'. Ov. Pont.

[S9r] Ovidius Naso, Publius [pseudo-]: De pulice. ‘De pulice opusculum'. Incipit: ‘[P]arue pulex et amara lues inimica puellis | Carmine quo fungar in tua facta ferox?'; 19 distichs.

[S9v] Ovidius Naso, Publius [pseudo-: De philomela.] ‘De philomena liber'. Klopsch, ‘Carmen de philomela', 187-94.

[T1r] Ovidius Naso, Publius: Ibis. Ov. Ib.

[T8v] [Puteolanus, Franciscus]: ‘Publii Ouidii Nasonis vita'. Botfield 113-15; Quaquarelli, ‘Azzoguidi', 32-34.

[T9v] [Colophon.]

[T10r] ‘Tabula earum rerum quae sunt in hoc uolumine'.

[T10r] Calphurnius, [Johannes: Verse addressed to the reader.] ‘Carmen ad lectorem'. Incipit: ‘Perlege Nasonis diuina poemata, lector | Musarum qui uis fontibus esse sacer'; 6 distichs. See Walther, Initia, 13992.


Imprint: [Venice]: Jacobus Rubeus, [before Dec.] 1474. Folio.


Collation: [a–e10 f8 g–m10 n o12 p q10 r s8 t10 u12 x8 y6 z A B10 C12 D–H10 I8 K6 L M10 N12 O–T10].


ISTC: io00128000

Hain: HC (+ Addenda) 12138;

Goff: Goff O‑128;

BMC: BMC V 214;

Proctor: Pr 4237;

Others: CIBN O‑80; Hillard 1499; Rhodes 1282; Sheppard 3411-13; Steiner, ‘Source-Editions', 222 no. 4a.

LCN: 14538773, 14538778, 14538831


Copy number: O-039(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [a1].

Leaf [a2] repaired. On [q10r], the last line, where the printing is unclear (Ep. 11. 108), is overwritten in manuscript.

Binding: Early nineteenth-century gold-tooled crushed red morocco; gilt-edged leaves; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. The front endleaf contains a watermark, ‘Charles Wise, 1818'.

Size: 344 × 243 × 67 mm.

Size of leaf: 333 × 224 mm.

Manuscript index to the Metamorphoses on the front endleaves in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand. Early marginal and interlinear annotations in red and black ink, including comments on the text, extraction of key words, pointing hands, and ‘nota' marks, also underlining in black ink. Running book numbers are supplied in red ink.

Provenance: Reisach/Bibliotheca Reisachiorum, 1803; inscription on [a2r]: ‘Ex bibliotheca Reisachiorum 1803 HVR'. Payne and Foss, A Catalogue of Books in Foreign Languages . . . (London, 1824), no. 4460. Purchased from Payne and Foss for £21. 0. 0; see Books Purchased (1824), 9, and ‘Catalogus Bibliothecae Novae', fol. 101r: ‘Payne and Foss 1824', also a note on the recto of the front endleaf, ‘Purchased of Payne & Foss 1824'.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 2.28.

Copy number: O-039(2)

Wanting the blank leaf [a1].

Metamorphoses only (gatherings [a–o]).

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) gold-tooled red morocco, with gauffered edges, marbled pastedowns; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 344 × 209 × 42 mm.

Size of leaf: 333 × 195 mm.

On [a2r] a ten-line initial ‘I' is supplied in black ink with extensions into the inner margin.

Provenance: Saluzzo, Piedmont, collegium S. Mariae; inscription on [a2r] in an eighteenth-century(?) hand: ‘Collegii sancte Marie Salutii'. Purchased in 1809 from Munday & Slatter, Oxford for £10. 10. 0: see Books Purchased (1809), 1; note on the recto of the front endleaf.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. L 1.[].

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 2.27.

Copy number: O-039(3)

Bound with C‑022(2); see there for details of binding and provenance.

Size of leaf: 275 × 199 mm.

Gathering [T] only.

On [T1r] a four-line initial ‘T' is supplied in interlocked red and blue, with green pen-work decoration and red dots; on [T8v] a two-line epigraphic initial ‘P' is supplied in red; some paragraph marks are supplied in black ink.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 2.21(6).

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