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
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.
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.
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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