Plinius Secundus, Gaius Caecilius (Pliny the younger)
Epistolae, et al.
Analysis of Content
a2r 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.
l2r Plinius Secundus, Gaius Caecilius: Panegyricus Traiani. Plin. Pan.
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A1r Plinius Secundus, Gaius Caecilius [pseudo-]: De viris illustribus. Sexti Aurelii Victoris Liber de caesaribus: praecedunt Origo gentis Romanae et Liber de viris illustribus urbis Romae. Subsequitur Epitome de caesaribus, ed. F. Pichlmayr (Leipzig, 1970), 25-70 (`de Cneo Pompeio magno'). Authorship of De viris illustribus unknown; here attributed to Pliny, although Sextus Aurelius Victor was generally but erroneously preferred from the sixteenth century; see M. M. Sage, ‘The De Viris Illustribus: Authorship and Date', Hermes, 108 (1980), 83-100.
Imprint: [Venice: Johannes Roscius, c.1492]. 4°.
Remarks: As dated by Sheppard; IGI dates [c.1500].
Collation: a–n8 o6 A B8.
Hain: HCR 13116;
Goff: Goff P‑811;
BMC: BMC V 536;
Proctor: Pr 5492;
Others: BSB‑Ink P‑618; CIBN P‑477; IGI 7904; Rhodes 1447; Sheppard 4554-6.
Copy number: P-381(1)
Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) marbled paper boards, with the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. The spine covered with parchment.
Size: 212 × 157 × 20 mm.
Size of leaf: 210 × 155 mm.
On a1r various short quotations in Latin from Virgil and from the Gospels, and in Greek, also scribbles, in a sixteenth-century English(?) hand. ‘317' on the verso of the same leaf. Partial folio numbering: ‘fo. i–lxviii'. Numerous marginal notes, extracting key words and concepts, and personal names, in two sixteenth-century hands.
Provenance: Thomas Rawlinson (1681-1725); sale (21 Apr. 1729), lot 122 (number in black ink on the recto of the front endleaf). Acquired by 1843; see Catalogus (1843), V 139.
SHELFMARK: Auct. N 5.14.
Copy number: P-381(2)
Wanting the blank leaf a1.
Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf with marbled paper boards; bound for Kloß.
Size: 215 × 165 × 20 mm.
Size of leaf: 209 × 155 mm.
Marginal notes, including extraction of key words and concepts, extraction of personal names, ‘nota' marks, and pointing hands in a sixteenth-century humanist hand.
Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 2981; purchased for £0. 15. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 22.
SHELFMARK: Auct. O inf. 1.34.
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