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Bod-Inc: O-055

Ovidius Naso, Publius

Fasti (comm. Antonius Constantius).


Analysis of Content

a1v [Verse addressed to posterity.] Incipit: ‘Scripta mihi in Fastos si parua uolumina quondam | legeris haec paucis accipe posteritas'; 6 distichs.

a2r Constantius, Antonius: ‘Prefatio' [addressed to] Federicus de Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino. Incipit: ‘[V]eram religionem quam licet diuini cultus scientiam diffinire . . .’ Explicit: posteritas admiretur

a2v Constantius, Antonius: ‘In Fastos argumentum'. Incipit: ‘[L]uculentum opus Nasonis quod explicandum assumpsimus Fastorum . . .’ Explicit: studia relinquatur Separate ‘argumenta', each entitled ‘interpretatio', and written by Antonius, appear before books 2 and 3; thereafter the commentary itself is entitled ‘interpretatio' but there are no separate summaries.

a4r [Constantius, Antonius: Commentary on Fasti.] Incipit: ‘  “[T]empora cum causis”. Duodecim anni menses et dies festos cum eorum . . .’

a4r Ovidius Naso, Publius: Fasti. Ov. Fast.

x5v [Constantius, Antonius: Epilogue addressed to the reader (later clearly identified as Federicus de Montefeltro).] Incipit: ‘Hec in Fastos Nasonis scripsimus, lector candide, qua uisum est breuitate . . .’ Explicit: fuisse perspectam

x6r [Colophon.]

x6v Constantius, Antonius: [Letter addressed to] Zagarellus Gambitellus. Incipit: ‘[N]on est nobis molestum ut te uideo suspicari quod scribis . . .’ Explicit: tandem in patriam redi . . .


Imprint: Rome: Eucharius Silber, 23 Oct. 1489. Folio.


Collation: a–q8.8.8.6 r–x8.

Types: Types: 109 R1, text; 88 R2, commentary; 125 G, colophon, as Sheppard not as Polain. Capital spaces, some with guide-letters.

Leaves: 160 leaves.

Line number: 47 lines (a3r).

Type area: Type area: 210 ×135 mm (a3r).


ISTC: io00175000

Hain: H *12244;

Goff: Goff O‑175;

Proctor: Pr 3839;

Others: BSB‑Ink O‑129; CIBN O‑110; Polain 4622; Sheppard 3037.

LCN: 14441310


Copy number: O-055(1)

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century half light brown morocco over pasteboards.

Size: 262 × 202 × 27 mm.

Size of leaf: 256 × 187 mm.

Early marginal notes in gatherings a–c only, now washed, apparently including comments on the text and extraction of key words, also underlining in the commentary in black and red ink.

Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; purchased at his sale (1835), lot 2927 for £0. 6. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 21.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N inf. 1.26.

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