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Bod-Inc: P-381

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.

o6v [List of contents.]

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.


ISTC: ip00811000

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.

LCN: 14014958


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.

Copy number: P-381(3)

Bound with P‑163; see there for details of binding and provenance.

Size of leaf: 210 × 150 mm.

Wanting g3-6.

A few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words and providing corrections to the text.

SHELFMARK: Byw. R. 1.15(3).

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