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Bod-Inc: P-142

Persius Flaccus, Aulus

Satyrae (comm. Bartholomaeus Fontius).


Analysis of Content

a1v Fontius, Bartholomaeus: [Letter addressed to] Laurentius de Medici. ‘Proemium'. 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

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 See P‑135.

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


Imprint: Milan: Uldericus Scinzenzeler, 1490. Folio.


Collation: a–d6 e4.


ISTC: ip00349000

Hain: HR 12726;

Goff: Goff P‑349;

BMC: BMC VI 765;

Proctor: Pr 6018;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑249; Morgan, Persius, 33; Sheppard 4989-90.

LCN: 14492816


Copy number: P-142(1)

The final ‘x', which appears in the date in the colophon has been erased in this copy, and replaced by a large full stop.

Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled calf; gilt-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns; gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 298 × 220 × 14 mm.

Size of leaf: 290 × 207 mm.

Early marginal and interlinear notes in one fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand consisting of comments on the text, extraction of key words, and some corrections to the text; further corrections have also been made in the same hand over erasure or by insertion of letters. On e4r is a note in the same hand about the corrections: ‘Castigatus ex Persio domini Philippi Beroaldi preceptore mei et denuo repetitus a Philippo Beroaldo iuniore'. A note on the recto of the front endleaf, by F[alconer] Madan and dated 1885, records the alteration of the date in the colophon (see above); Madan also mentions the textual emendations.

On a2r a three-line initial ‘N' is supplied in blue decorated with white, and with foliate decoration in green, maroon, grey, and yellow, all on a gold ground edged in black: see Pächt and Alexander II, 114 no. pr 142; other two- to six-line initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792); printed label of the sale (1789), part III lot 4059; in the annotated catalogue marked down to Thomas Payne for Fl. 6. Purchased [through Payne?] for £0. 10. 6: see Books Purchased (1790), 8, which misprints the date as ‘1480'.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 2.14.

Copy number: P-142(2)

Binding: Nineteenth-century blue paper boards.

Size: 261 × 195 × 9 mm.

Size of leaf: 261 × 191 mm.

Bibliographical note by E. Gordon Duff on a slip of paper attached to the front pastedown.

Provenance: Eustachio Vandoni (fl. 1755); inscription on a1r: ‘Eustachii Vandoni Oleggiensis 1755 rethorice studentis in scholis Braidensibus Mediolani'. Paolo Nova (fl. 1804), teacher of rhetoric, Novara, ‘gymnasium'; inscription on a1r: ‘Nunc vero Bibliotheca Paulli Noua rethorice institutoris in Nouariensi Gymnasio 1804'. Edward Gordon Duff (1863-1924); bibliographical note (see above). Purchased in 1903; see Annual Report of the Curators of the Bodleian Library, Oxford University Gazette, 10 May 1904, 585.

SHELFMARK: Inc. d. I3.1490.1.

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