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Bod-Inc: O-048

Ovidius Naso, Publius

De arte amandi.


Analysis of Content

a2r Ovidius Naso, [Publius]: De arte amandi. [Also known as Ars amatoria.] Ov. Ars.


Imprint: [Antwerp]: Mathias van der Goes, [c.12 Aug. 1483]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated by HPT; Sheppard dates [c.1484], ILC [1483].


Collation: a–e8 f6.

Types: Type: 104G: 2A.

Leaves: 46 leaves, the first presumably blank.

Line number: 26 lines (a3r).

Type area: Type area: 136 ×85 mm (a3r).


ISTC: io00137500

Hain: C 4561;

Proctor: Pr 9349;

Others: Campbell, Supplement (I) 1350 and p. 25 (this copy); HPT I 68, II 388; ILC 1677; Inventaris, 12; Oates 3877; Sheppard 7196.

LCN: 14540637


Copy number: O-048(1)

Bound with:
2. Publius Ovidius Naso, Trium puellarum liber. [Antwerp]: Mathias van der Goes, [c.12 Aug. 1483] (O‑085);
3. Publius Ovidius Naso, De nuncio sagaci. [Antwerp: Mathias van der Goes, 1483] (O‑084).

Wanting a1 (presumably blank).

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf with marbled paper boards; bound for Kloß.

Size: 200 × 145 × 12 mm.

Size of leaf: 193 × 135 mm.

Marginal annotations in several fifteenth/sixteenth-century and sixteenth-century hands, including comments on the text, extraction of key words, ‘nota' marks, pointing hands, and line numbers, also underlining in the text in black ink, and in red crayon. Apparently by some of the same hands as annotated the other items, thus suggesting that all 3 items have travelled together since soon after they were printed.

Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; purchased at his sale (1835), lot 2771 for £11. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 21.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O inf. 1.44(1).

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