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Bod-Inc: P-465


Centones Vergilii.


Analysis of Content

A1r [Title-page.] ‘Virgiliocentones ueteris et noui testamenti'.

A2r [Address to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Nolo dum breue hoc opus intueberis auidissime lector . . .', including six anonymous verses in hexameters (incipit: ‘Tunc quoque terrifico percussum hoc fulmine templum; explicit Quicquid nent fusis Parcae rex iussit Olympi').

A3r [Prefatory note.] ‘Virgiliocentones.’ Incipit: ‘Centones apud grammaticos uocari solent . . .’

A3r Proba: Centones Vergilii. Incipit: ‘[I]am dudum temerasse duces pia foedera pacis'; hexameters. See P‑464. Some marginal headings.


Imprint: [Leipzig: Martin Landsberg, c.1492-6]. 4°.


Collation: A–C8.

Types: Types: 150 G, title and headings; 87 G (leaded), text and printed marginal headings; for types see GfT 38. Capital spaces. Printer's device on C8v: see BMC III p. 637, device (a).

Leaves: 24 leaves.

Line number: 17 lines (A4r).

Type area: Type area: 144 ×78 mm (A4r).

Remarks: Leaf A1r: ‘Uirgiliocentones ueteris | et Noui teſtamenti'; A2r: ‘Nolo duƺ breue hoc opus in | tueberis auidiſſime lectorMa | ronem ipſum noſtre religiōis | vatem me dixiſſe intellexeris . . .'; B1r: ‘Inſtituuntq ƺ dapes. cōtactuq ƺ omnia fedant | Precipue inſiſtit peſti deuota future | . . .'; C8v: ‘O dulcis coniunx. et ſi pietate moremur | Hac caſti maneant in relligione nepotes)'. || Device.


ISTC: ip00986500

Proctor: Not in Pr;

Others: not in Sheppard.

LCN: 14695587


Copy number: P-465(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled olive-green calf, with gold-tooled initials and date on the front cover: ‘T. R. B. | 1875'. Buchanan's coat of arms (gold-tooled) on the lower cover: per pale azure and gules, a lion rampant sable, within a double tressure flory counterflory of the third, all within a bordure engrailled or.

Size: 212 × 149 × 11 mm.

Size of leaf: 206 × 142 mm.

A bibliographical note in Buchanan's hand is pasted onto the front-endleaf.

Fairly copious interlinear and marginal notes, mainly paraphrases, with some identification of Vergilian ‘loci', in a sixteenth-century German hand.

On B2v and B3r initials are supplied in red; a few more are supplied in brown on A3r.

Provenance: Thomas Ryburn Buchanan (1846-1911). Presented in 1941 by Mrs Buchanan.

SHELFMARK: Buchanan e.25.

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