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Bod-Inc: P-138

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 See P‑135.

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

e3v Fontius, Bartholomaeus: [Letter addressed to] Franciscus Saxettus. Incipit: ‘[R]ecte facis, Saxette carissime, qui ita diligenter studiis nostris . . .’ Explicit: paratissimum semper erit. Vale See P‑135.

e4r [Fontius, Bartholomaeus]: ‘Vita Persii'. Incipit: ‘[P]ersium aggressuro in primis necessarium uisum est eius uitam . . .’ Explicit: ipsam aggrediamur


Imprint: Venice: Baptista de Tortis, 6 Dec. 1482. Folio.


Collation: a–c6 d e4.


ISTC: ip00344000

Hain: HC *12721;

Goff: Goff P‑344;

BMC: BMC V 322;

Proctor: Pr 4616;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑245; Morgan, Persius, 25; Sack, Freiburg, 2729; Sheppard 3833-5.

LCN: 14492792


Copy number: P-138(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half sprinkled calf; marbled paper boards; bound for Kloß; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 285 × 208 × 9 mm.

Size of leaf: 276 × 197 mm.

Copious early marginal and interlinear notes, mainly in one fifteenth/sixteenth-century German hand, frequently cropped, and consisting of comments on and corrections to the text, extraction of key words, and ‘nota' marks, also underlining in the text in black ink. On e4v is a manuscript index in the same hand. ‘Satyra' numbers are supplied in black ink. Irregular early pagination in pencil in the upper margin: 7-61.

Paragraph marks, capital strokes, and underlining are supplied in red; occasional two-line initials are supplied in black ink.

Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 3092, octagonal label on the upper cover; purchased for £0. 11. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 22.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P 4.15.

Copy number: P-138(2)

Bound with:
2. Albius Tibullus, Elegiae, sive Carmina, with comm. by Bernardinus Veronensis. Venice: Antonius Battibovis, 3 Mar. 1485 (T‑208(2)).

Binding: Seventeenth/eighteenth-century blind-tooled calf; upper cover detached, lower cover loose.

Size: 288 × 212 × 21 mm.

Size of leaf: 283 × 199 mm.

A sheet of bibliographical notes by Wodhull is attached to the recto of the front endleaf.

On a2r a four-line Italian epigraphic initial ‘N' is supplied in gold surrounded by white vine-stems defined in red and green, all on a blue ground; see Pächt and Alexander II, 112 no. pr 100. Other one- to six-line epigraphic initials are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Michael Wodhull (1740-1816); bibliographical notes (see above); note by Heber on the sheet of Wodhull's notes: ‘Wodhull's sale 10s’. Purchased by Heber for £0. 10. 0, according to the price annotated in red ink in Heber's sale catalogue. Richard Heber (1773-1833); see Catalogue, 6 (1835), lot 2847, sold for £0. 6. 0. Purchased for £0. 10. 6; see Books Purchased (1841), 31.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 3.26(1).

Copy number: P-138(3)

Bound with O‑056(3); see there for details of binding and provenance.

Size of leaf: 313 × 212 mm.

Verse numbers and occasional ‘nota' marks; underlining in the text in black ink.

SHELFMARK: Inc. c. I4.1482.1(2).

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