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Bod-Inc: P-380

Plinius Secundus, Gaius Caecilius (Pliny the younger)

Epistolae (ed. Philippus Beroaldus).


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v Beroaldus, Philippus: [Letter addressed to] Johannes Vartimbergensis. Incipit: ‘[E]pistolicam scriptionem quae longe . . .’

a3r Plinius Secundus, Gaius Caecilius: Epistolae. Edited by Philippus Beroaldus. 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, 8.1-8, 8.19-24. The letter on r7r begins with 8.8 (8.8.1-3) and ends with 8.18 (8.18.11-12).

s3v [Colophon.]

s3v ‘Registrum'.

s4r Beroaldus, Philippus: ‘Phalecii'. Incipit: ‘Multa irrepserat hinc et inde menda | Et tanquam(?) irrigua herba pullularat'; 18 phalecian verses.


Imprint: Bologna: Benedictus Hectoris, 19 Oct. 1498. 4°.


Collation: a–r8 s4.


ISTC: ip00810000

Hain: HC *13115;

Goff: Goff P‑810;

BMC: BMC VI 844;

Proctor: Pr 6639;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑619; CIBN P‑478; Rhodes 1446; Sheppard 5391.

LCN: 14016920


Copy number: P-380(1)

Bound with B‑220; see there for details of binding and provenance.

Size of leaf: 205 × 148 mm.

A lacuna in the text is marked on signature r7v, l. 7 after the words ‘nauium patiens' (Plin. Ep. 8. 8) by the note ‘hic mutilus Codex' the text continuing ‘eodem quo emerat . . .' (Plin. Ep. 8. 18). The missing text is supplied here in manuscript on 8 leaves by Guillaume Budé (1462-1540). R. W. Hunt and others, The Survival of Ancient Literature: Catalogue of an Exhibition of Greek and Latin Classical Manuscripts Mainly from Oxford Libraries Displayed on the Occasion of the Triennial Meeting of the Hellenic and Roman Societies (Oxford, 1975), no. 163: ‘A volume made up of the edition of P. Beroaldus (1498) of Books I–IX and of the portions of Book X published by H. Avantius (1502) with the missing letters from Books VIII and X supplied in manuscript by Budé. These supplements were derived from an ‘exemplar vetustissimum' found by Giovanni Giocondo of which a fragment is preserved in the Morgan Library in New York; Mynors showed that the manuscript was in the library of St. Victor at Paris. Facsimile: E. A. Lowe, and E. K. Rand, A 6th-century Fragment of the Letters of Pliny the Younger (1922), plates xvii and xviii; Pliny the Younger, Epistularum libri decem, ed. R. A. B. Mynors (Oxford, 1963), p. xviii'. Extensive early marginal notes, including comments on and corrections to the text, and pointing hands; the notes are in the same hand that annotated item 2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 4.3(1).

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