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Bod-Inc: O-081

Ovidius Naso, Publius

Tristia (comm. Bartholomaeus Merula).


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v Merula, Bartholomaeus: [Letter addressed to] Marcus Cornelius. Incipit: ‘[P]oeticam facultatem quam primam quandam philosophiam . . .’ Explicit: propediem expectato

a2r Merula, Bartholomaeus: [Commentary on Tristia.] Incipit: ‘  “[P]arue (nec inuideo) sine me liber Ibis in urbem”. Per prosopopeiam exul et infoelix poeta librum . . .’ Explicit: laudat quicquid agis

a2r Ovidius Naso, Publius: Tristia. Ov. Tr.

m3v [Merula, Bartholomaeus: Epilogue addressed to] Marcus Cornelius. Incipit: ‘Habes, mi Marce generose, in Ouidium de Tristibus enarrationes nostras . . .’ Explicit: peculii utaris. Vale et me ama

m3v [Colophon.]

m3v [Privilege.] Incipit: ‘[C]omparens coram serenissimo principe et excellentissimo dominio doctus . . .’

m3v Pincius, [Johannes] Pyrrhus: ‘Carmen'. Incipit: ‘Dum gemit ausonia Naso procul exul ab urbe | Tristia qui getico littore sata tulit'; 5 distichs.

m3v Naugerius, Andreas: ‘Carmen'. Incipit: ‘Dum caderent miserae Neptunia pergama Troiae | Et ruerent falsi Laomedontis opes'; 4 distichs.


Imprint: Venice: Johannes Tacuinus, de Tridino, 26 Mar. 1499. Folio.


Collation: a–l6 m4.


ISTC: io00201000

Hain: HC *12249;

Goff: Goff O‑201;

BMC: BMC V 534;

Proctor: Pr 5457;

Others: BSB‑Ink O‑148; CIBN O‑132; Sheppard 4544.

LCN: 14442094


Copy number: O-081(1)

Bound with:
1. Publius Ovidius Naso, Metamorphoses. [n. p.: n. p.,] 7 Feb. 1505.

Wanting the blank leaf m4.

Binding: Nineteenth-century(?) parchment with gold-tooled spine. Remains of a title(?) running across the fore-edge of the section which includes item 1.

Size: 321 × 224 × 39 mm.

Size of leaf: 314 × 212 mm.

Some early marginal annotations, including extraction of key words, ‘nota' marks, and pointing hands; also underlining in the text and commentary in black ink. Copious early notes in item 1.

Provenance: George Francis Wyndham (1785/6-1845), 4th Earl of Egremont, 1832; inscriptions on A2r of item 1: ‘Geo. Wyndham 1832'; book-plate: an earl's coronet, and inscription ‘Egremont', not in Howe, Book Plates. Purchased from McLeish (pencil note on the front pastedown), but date of purchase unknown.

SHELFMARK: Inc. c. I4.1499.4(2).

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