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Bod-Inc: O-073

Ovidius Naso, Publius



Analysis of Content

A1v Accursius, Bonus: [Letter addressed to] Franciscus Simoneta. Incipit: ‘[N]escio quibus aliis studiis meis ostendere tibi, uir clarissime . . .’ Explicit: habeasque clarissimam. Vale . . .

A1v [Accursius, Bonus: Life of Ovidius addressed to] Franciscus Simoneta. ‘P. Ouidium Nasonem uita'. Incipit: ‘[C]um usitatissimum esse morem animaduerterim . . .’ Explicit: molliter ossa cubent

A4v [Table of contents for Metamorphoses.]

A6v [Ovidius Naso, Publius: Tristia.] Ov. Tr. 1. 7. 35-40.

A6v [Table of contents for book 1.] Each book is preceded by a table of contents.

A6v [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.

a1r 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 editions of the Metamorphoses see Steiner, ‘Source-Editions', 228-9.

s8v [Colophon.]

s8v ‘Registrum.’


Imprint: Venice: Christophorus de Pensis, de Mandello, [7 Jan. 1497/8]. Folio.

Remarks: From the state of the woodcut on A1r the date of printing must be after Sept. 1494; the colophon reads ‘M.cccclxxxxii', implying that a ‘v' has dropped out of the date as printed in the colophon (BMC note). According to BMC, a companion volume to H 12150 (Goff O‑137), dated 1498, with whose catchwords in the register this volume corresponds. BSB‑Ink and CIBN treat this and Pr 5245 (O‑047) as one item.


Collation: A a–q6 r s8.

Illustrations: On A1r a woodcut: see Essling.


ISTC: io00137000

Hain: HR 12162;

Goff: Goff O‑183;

BMC: BMC V 471;

Proctor: Pr 5226;

Others: BSB‑Ink O‑147 (I); CIBN O‑88 (1); Essling 224; Hillard 1502 (I); Oates 2054; Sander 5307; Sheppard 4317 = 4307; Steiner, ‘Source-Editions', 222 no. 5l.

LCN: 14442808


Copy number: O-073(1)

Bound with O‑047; see there for details of binding and provenance.

Size of leaf: 306 × 179 mm.

Some early annotations, including ‘nota' marks and pointing hands.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 3.35(1).

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