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Bod-Inc: P-365

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.

a2r Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius: De viris illustribus [extract]. ‘Svetonii Tranquilli in libro de viris illustribus'. See P‑358.

a2r Plinius Secundus, Gaius Caecilius: [Letter addressed to] Tacitus. Plin. Ep. 6. 16.

a2v Tertullianus, Quintus Septimus Florentius: Apologeticum [exc. cap. 2.6-7]. ‘Item Tertulliani in apologetico'. Tert.

a2v Eusebius Caesariensis: Chronicon. ‘Item ex libris de temporibus Eusebii Caesariensis'. See P‑359.

a3r 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. 8.

ee2v [Colophon.]

ee2v [Aicardus, Andreas: Verse.] Incipit: ‘Andreas prodesse uolens Portilia multis | Gratum opus impressit Plynion aere suo'; 5 elegiac distichs.

ee3r [Beroaldus, Philippus]: ‘Correctiones'. Incipit: ‘In libro tertio ubi sermo fit . . .’ These are the corrections of Beroaldus contained in his letter to Ravacaldus first printed in Parma by Stephanus Corallus in 1476 (Pr 6842), the personal matter at the beginning and end of the letter omitted here.


Imprint: Parma: Andreas Portilia, 8 July 1481. Folio.


Collation: a8 b6 c–e8 f6 g h8 i6 K6 l6 m–y8 z6 &4 A–F8 G6 aa–dd8 ee6.


ISTC: ip00793000

Hain: HC *13094;

Goff: Goff P‑793;


Proctor: Pr 6851;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑604; CIBN P‑464; Oates 2573; Rhodes 1441; Sheppard 5646.

LCN: 14014316


Copy number: P-365(1)

Wanting the blank leaves a1 and ee6.

Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled (fillet only) calf; bound for the Bodleian Library, with the gold stamp of the Library on both covers. Yellow-edged leaves and marbled pastedowns.

Size: 435 × 295 × 55 mm.

Size of leaf: 422 × 273 mm.

A few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, and pointing hands in a humanist hand. Manuscript foliation: I–XXXX; 31-242.

Provenance: Maffeo Pinelli (1735-1785); Morelli (1787), I 1758; sale (1789), lot 6669. Purchased through Peter Elmsley for £2. 6. 0; see the annotated sale catalogue and Books Purchased (1789), 6.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 1.6.

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