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Bod-Inc: P-135

Persius Flaccus, Aulus

Satyrae (comm. Bartholomaeus Fontius).


Analysis of Content

a1v Fontius, Bartholomaeus: [Letter addressed to] Laurentius de Medici. ‘Prooemium'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uanquam, Laurenti, poetae omnes uel ad benedicendum uel ad honeste . . .’ Explicit: te munere cumulabo On Fontius' letters, life of Persius, and his commentary see Dorothy M. Robathan, F. Edward Cranz, Paul Oskar Kristeller, and Bernhard Bischoff, ‘A. Persius Flaccus', CTC III 201-312, at 265-7.

a2r Fontius, Bartholomaeus: [Commentary on Choliambi.] Incipit: ‘  “[N]ec fonte labra prolui caballino”. Quo maiore animi libertate alios deinde corrigeret . . .’ Explicit: indeclinabiliter ponitur

a2r Persius Flaccus, Aulus: [Choliambi.] Pers. Chol.

a2v Persius Flaccus, Aulus: Satyrae. Pers.

a2v Fontius, Bartholomaeus: [Commentary on Satyrae.] Incipit: ‘  “[O] curas hominum, o quantum est in rebus inane”. Hac satyra scriptores lenocinio uerborum plausum . . .’ Explicit: Chrysippum repertum esse

e3r [Colophon.]

e3v Fontius, Bartholomaeus: [Letter addressed to] Franciscus Saxettus. Incipit: ‘[R]ecte facis, Saxette carissime, qui ita diligenter studiis nostris . . .’ Explicit: paratissimum semper erit. Vale Bartholomaeus Fontius, Epistolarum libri III, ed. Ladislaus Juhász (Budapest, 1931), 50-3 (book 3, letter 7), but beginning differently in the incunable edition.

e4r [Fontius, Bartholomaeus]: ‘Vita Persii'. Incipit: ‘[P]ersium aggressuro in primis necessarium uisum est eius uitam . . .’ Explicit: ipsam aggrediamur The authorship is ascribed explicitly to Fontius in later incunable editions: see P‑143.


Imprint: Venice: [Printer of the 1480 Martialis], 1480. Folio.


Collation: a–d6 e4.


ISTC: ip00341000

Hain: HC 12735; C 4701;

Goff: Goff P‑341;

BMC: BMC V 296;

Proctor: Pr 5663;

Others: Morgan, Persius, 18; Sheppard 3719.

LCN: 14495843


Copy number: P-135(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) half red morocco over paper boards; gold-tooled spine; gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 286 × 213 × 10 mm.

Size of leaf: 278 × 203 mm.

Provenance: Ernesti Cajet[ani?] (seventeenth century); inscription in a seventeenth-century(?) hand on e4r: ‘Ernesti Cajet[ani?]'. Giacomo Lucchesini (1753-1820); erased inscription on the front pastedown: ‘Di me Giacomo Lucchesini'. Purchased in Florence via D. A. Talboys, Oxford, for £0. 4. 6; see Books Purchased (1832), 18, and Library Bills (1829-32), no. 446.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 5.24.

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