Search Bodleian Incunables:

If your search term consists of multiple words, you can choose how to search:



Bod-Inc: O-070

Ovidius Naso, Publius



Analysis of Content

a1v Calderinus, Domitius: [De exilio Ovidii.] Incipit: ‘[D]e Ouidii uita nihil a nobis in hoc loco scribendum . . .’ Explicit: ut scribit Plinius

a2r [Ovidius Naso, Publius: Tristia.] Ov. Tr. 1. 7. 35-40.

a2r [Table of contents for book 1.] Each book is preceded by a table of contents.

a2v [Summary of book 1, ‘fabula' 1.] Incipit: ‘Chaos ut Hesiodi indicat uolumen quod deorum originem . . .’ Explicit: parte subsiderent Each ‘fabula' is preceded by a short summary.

a3r Ovidius Naso, Publius: Metamorphoses. Ov. Met. Between 15. 744 and 745 is the following couplet, entitled ‘Epigramma': ‘Bacchus et Alcides Caesar per gesta deorum | Nomina habent iuncta sed sua facta magis'. For the ‘Accursius tradition' of the Metamorphoses see Steiner, ‘Source-Editions', 228-9.


Imprint: Parma: [Printer of Ovidius, ‘Metamorphoses'], 1479. Folio.


Collation: a10 b–h I k–ſ s–y8 z & [rum]6.


ISTC: io00180000

Hain: HC (+ Addenda) *12159;

Goff: Goff O‑180;


Proctor: Pr 6846;

Others: BSB‑Ink O‑132; CIBN O‑114; Sheppard 5665; Steiner, ‘Source-Editions', 222 no. 5d.

LCN: 14442729


Copy number: O-070(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [Rum6].

Leaf a1 repaired.

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century quarter light brown morocco, with brown paper boards; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 304 × 190 × 36 mm.

Size of leaf: 296 × 180 mm.

Early notes, including the name of the author, and the title of the work, on a1r. Sixteenth-century marginal annotations, including corrections to the text, and pointing hands, also underlining in the text in black ink.

On s2v a six-line initial ‘N', on t4v a five-line initial ‘C', on x3v a six-line initial ‘I', on z2v a five-line initial ‘Q', and on [Rum5v] a two-line initial ‘I' are supplied in red; other five- and six-line initials, some with extensions into the margins, and running book numbers are supplied in black ink.

Provenance: A shelfmark ‘H.I.16' is on the recto of the front endleaf, and another, ‘A.16', is on the spine. Purchased for £0. 15. 0: see Books Purchased (1837), 28.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O inf. 2.27.

Go to top of page