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Bod-Inc: P-366

Plinius Secundus, Gaius (Pliny the elder)

Historia naturalis (ed. Philippus Beroaldus).


Analysis of Content

aa2r Plinius Secundus, Gaius Caecilius: [Letter addressed to] ‘Marcus' [Baebius Macrus]. Plin. Ep. 3. 5.

aa2v Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius: De viris illustribus [extract]. ‘Svetonii Tranquilli in libro de viris illustribus'. See P‑358.

aa2v Plinius Secundus, Gaius Caecilius: [Letter addressed to] Tacitus. Plin. Ep. 6. 16.

aa3r Tertullianus, Quintus Septimus Florentius: Apologeticum [exc. cap. 2.6-7]. ‘Item Tertulliani in apologetico'. Tert.

aa3r Eusebius Caesariensis: Chronicon. ‘Item ex libris de temporibus Eusebii Caesariensis'. See P‑359.

aa3v 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. 9.

I7v [Colophon.]

I8r [Beroaldus, Philippus]: ‘Correctiones'. Incipit: ‘In libro .iii. 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: Venice: Reynaldus de Novimagio, 6 June 1483. Folio.


Collation: aa8 bb a–ſ s–z10 & [con] [rum] A–H8 I10.


ISTC: ip00794000

Hain: HC *13095;

Goff: Goff P‑794;

BMC: BMC V 257;

Proctor: Pr 4445;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑605; CIBN P‑465; Hillard 1658; Oates 1783; Sheppard 3578.

LCN: 14014379


Copy number: P-366(1)

Leaf a1r, l. 1: ‘ . . . INCI. | ‘; as H, not as BMC. The first four sheets of gathering a are printed with type 95 R, not 90 R as in the BL copy.

Binding: Eighteenth-century Dutch(?) gold-tooled red morocco, with gilt-edged leaves, marbled pastedowns, and green silk bookmark.

Size: 298 × 218 × 58 mm.

Size of leaf: 290 × 188 mm.

Manuscript title-page and colophon on aa1r.

Provenance: Johannes Fromaeus (fifteenth/sixteenth century); inscription on aa1r: ‘Io. Fromaeus Canonicus et officialis Virdunensis'. Desiderius Sarion, Abbot of S. Agericus, Verdun (fl. 1590); inscription on aa1r: ‘Sarion 1590', ‘Emptus 5 9[?]'. Verdun, S. Agericus, Congregation of St-Vanne(?); inscription on aa2r: ‘Ex Monasterio S. Agerici Cong. SS. Vit[oni] et Hidul[phi]'. Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792); printed label of the sale (1789), part II, lot 2119; in the annotated catalogue marked down to van den Bergh for Fl. 3. 5. Purchased for £1. 11. 6: see Books Purchased (1790), 7.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 1.7.

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