Plinius Secundus, Gaius Caecilius (Pliny the younger)
Analysis of Content
a1r Plinius Secundus, Gaius Caecilius: Epistolae. Plin. Ep. 1-5.8, 5.21, 5.15, 5.10-14, 5.16-20, 5.9, 6.1-7.33, 9.1-2, 9.6-7, 9.9, 9.12, 9.17, 9.21, 9.24-5, 9.30-2, 9.3-5, 9.8, 9.10-11, 9.13-15, 9.18-20, 9.22-3, 9.26-9, 9.33-40.
Imprint: Milan: Philippus de Lavagnia, 26 Feb. 1478. 4°.
Collation: a–h8 I8 k8 l m6.
Hain: HC *13112;
Goff: Goff P‑807;
BMC: BMC VI 706;
Proctor: Pr 5860;
Others: BSB‑Ink P‑614; CIBN P‑474; Hillard 1662; Rhodes 1444; Sack, Freiburg, 2924; Sheppard 4818.
Copy number: P-377(1)
Wanting the blank leaf m6. Gatherings I and l transposed in binding; the fourth sheet of I bound in l.
Leaf m5v (colophon), l. 1: ‘ . . . quarto', non as BMC.
Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled (fillets only) red morocco; probably bound for the Bodleian Library; with the gold stamp of the Library on both covers. Yellow-edged leaves and marbled pastedowns.
Size: 280 × 200 × 25 mm.
Size of leaf: 274 × 187 mm.
Marginal notes, mainly extracting key words and providing corrections, scribbles, ‘nota' marks and pointing hands, Greek words, and letter numbering in an early hand in brown ink.
On a1r an initial ‘F' is supplied in gold and colours, containing an unidentified coat of arms, quarterly gules and sable, a cross raguly argent. At the beginning of each book initials are supplied in red and blue interlocked. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue.
Provenance: Unidentified coat of arms (see above). Purchased for £2. 6. 0; see Books Purchased (1789), 6, but dated 1486.
SHELFMARK: Auct. N 3.13.
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