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Ovidius Naso, Publius

De arte amandi et De remedio amoris (comm. Bartholomaeus Merula).


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v Merula, Bartholomaeus: [Letter addressed to] Franciscus Georgius Cornelius. Incipit: ‘[P]raeclara multa et omni laude cumulatissima in hac tua excellenti . . .’ Explicit: tuum amabis. Vale

a2r Merula, Bartholomaeus: [Commentary on De arte amandi.] Incipit: ‘  “[S]i quis in hoc artem populo non nouit amandi”. Ex latinorum poetarum consuetudine proponit . . .’ Explicit: spoliis exuuiis amantum

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

A1r Merula, Bartholomaeus: [Commentary on De remedio amoris.] Incipit: ‘  “[L]egerat huius amor titulum nomenque libelli”. Scripturus de remedio amoris Ouidius primo se excusat . . .’ Explicit: remedia amoris descripsi

A1r Ovidius Naso, Publius: De remedio amoris. Ov. Rem.

C3v Antimachus, Marcus Antonius: ‘Carmen'. Incipit: ‘Naso corinna tuos expertus saepe calores | Et quam fallaces sint in amore doli'; 6 distichs.

C3v Palladius Soranus, Domitius: ‘Carmen'. Incipit: ‘Quod puer incautos quondam pharetratus amantes | Impulit ad saeuae tela cruenta necis'; 7 distichs.

C3v [Merula, Bartholomaeus: Epilogue addressed to] Franciscus [Georgius Cornelius]. Incipit: ‘Habes, Francisce generose, enarrationes nostras in Ouidium De arte amandi . . .’ Explicit: correctioni imputato. Vale

C3v [Colophon.]

C3v [Privilege.]


Imprint: Venice: Johannes Tacuinus, de Tridino, ‘5 July 1494' [i.e., after 1500?]. Folio.

Remarks: One of three editions bearing the same date; cf. Goff O‑143 and Goff O‑144.


Collation: a–g A6 B C4.


ISTC: io00145000

Goff: Goff O‑145;

BMC: BMC V 535;

Proctor: Pr 5432;

Others: Rhodes 1286; Sheppard 4549 = 4518.

LCN: 14540590


Copy number: O-051(1)

From the state of the types and the printer's device, the date of printing must be later than that of the colophon (cf. BMC note).

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf with marbled paper boards; bound for Kloß; parchment index tabs; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 319 × 222 × 13 mm.

Size of leaf: 307 × 212 mm.

Early marginal and interlinear notes in several hands, including comments on the text, some bibliographical references, ‘nota' marks, and underlining in the text and commentary in black ink. On C4r-v an alphabetical index, from ‘A' to ‘S' in a sixteenth-century hand.

Partial rubrication: occasional paragraph marks and some capital strokes are supplied in red.

Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; purchased at his sale (1835), lot 2904 for £0. 17. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 21.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P 2.11.

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