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Bod-Inc: P-140

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”. Haec 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: Peregrinus de Pasqualibus and Dionysius Bertochus, 10 Sept. 1484. Folio.


Collation: a–d6 e4.


ISTC: ip00346000

Hain: HCR 12724;

Goff: Goff P‑346;

BMC: BMC VII 1139;

Proctor: Pr 4845;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑247; CIBN P‑141; Morgan, Persius, 28; Oates 1908; Sack, Freiburg, 2731; Sheppard 4039.

LCN: 14492820


Copy number: P-140(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century Spanish laced case parchment binding with boards; holes and remains of ties (now covered by pastedowns) for original loop and bead fastenings.

Size: 305 × 218 × 10 mm.

Size of leaf: 290 × 207 mm.

Some early marginal and interlinear notes, mainly in one fifteenth/sixteenth-century humanist hand, and consisting of comments on the text and extraction of key words, also underlining in the text in black ink.

Provenance: Purchased for £1. 1. 0; see Books Purchased (1847), 27.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 3.29.

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