Plinius Secundus, Gaius (Pliny the elder)
Historia naturalis (ed. Philippus Beroaldus).
Analysis of Content
[a2r] Plinius Secundus, Gaius Caecilius: [Letter addressed to] ‘Marcus' [Baebius Macrus]. Plin. Ep. 3. 5.
[a2v] Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius: De viris illustribus [extract]. ‘Svetonii Tranquilli in libro de viris illustribus'. See P‑358.
[a2v] Plinius Secundus, Gaius Caecilius: [Letter addressed to] Tacitus. Plin. Ep. 6. 16.
[a3r] Tertullianus, Quintus Septimus Florentius: Apologeticum [exc. cap. 2.6-7]. ‘Item Tertulliani in apologetico'. Tert.
[a3r] Eusebius Caesariensis: Chronicon. ‘Item ex libris de temporibus Eusebii Caesariensis'. See P‑359.
[a4r] Plinius Secundus, Gaius: Historia naturalis. Edited by Philippus Beroaldus. Plin. Nat. Book 37 ends with ‘ambitur mari' (37,13,77,203); see Sabbadini, ‘Le edizioni', 445 and Labarre no. 5.
[P8v] Beroaldus, Philippus: [Letter addressed to] Nicolaus Ravacaldus, canonicus Parmensis. Incipit: ‘[P]ublium Nigidium cui figularis rota . . .’ Stating the kind of editorial work undertaken on this text.
Imprint: Parma: Stephanus Corallus, 1476. Folio.
Collation: [a12 b8 c–h10 i12 k–p10 q8 r–z10 A–D10 E6 F G10 H–M8 N10 O8 P4].
Hain: HC 13091;
Goff: Goff P‑790;
BMC: BMC VII 939;
Proctor: Pr 6842;
Others: CIBN P‑461; Osler, IM, 115; Rhodes 1439; Sheppard 5652.
Copy number: P-362(1)
Wanting the blank leaves [a1] and [P4].
On [z9r] the last word: ‘ulcerib[us]', not as BMC.
Binding: Gold-tooled mottled calf, c.1700, with the gold stamp of the Library on both covers. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at head of upper cover. Gilt-edged leaves and marbled pastedowns.
Size: 422 × 272 × 80 mm.
Size of leaf: 413 × 255 mm.
Copious manuscripts notes (including many by Peutinger; see ‘Notes and News: A Manuscript Belonging to Konrad Peutinger', BLR 6,5 (1960), 578-9, at 579), mainly extracting key words, concepts, and authors' names, compiling lists of names extracted from the text, and commenting on the text, in a number of humanist hands in red, brown, and black ink.
Principal initials are supplied in blue with red pen-work or reserved white decoration; other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.
Provenance: Konrad Peutinger (1465-1547); inscription on [a2r]: ‘Liber Chuonradi Peutinger vtriusque iuris Doctoris Co[?]s Maximil a Consilio'; manuscript notes (see above). Not in the 1738 Library catalogue, but acquired by 1795; see Notitia (1795), 39; note from D. M. R[ogers] to R. W. H[unt] on a slip of paper attached to the recto of the front endleaf, explaining the problem of the evidence relating to acquisition.
Former Bodleian shelfmark: O 2.10 Jur. (`10' in manuscript in black across the fore-edge).
SHELFMARK: Auct. N 1.4.
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