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Bod-Inc: P-479

Propertius, Sextus Aurelius



Analysis of Content

[a1r] Propertius, Sextus Aurelius: Elegiae. ‘Sexti Aurelii Propertii Nautae Umbri incipit liber aelegiarum uel monobiblos ad Tullum.’ Prop. See J. L. Butrica, The Manuscript Tradition of Propertius (Toronto, 1984) 159-66; S. J. Heyworth, ‘The Elegies of Propertius: Towards a Critical Edition', unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University of Cambridge, 1986.


Imprint: [Venice: Federicus de Comitibus, Veronensis], Feb. 1472. 4°.

Remarks: Displacement of text at [g3]: text on recto and verso reversed during printing.


Collation: [a–g10 h4].


ISTC: ip01014000

Hain: CR 4888;

Goff: Goff P‑1014;

BMC: BMC VII 1135;

Proctor: Pr 7354;

Others: Sheppard 3361.

LCN: 14087143


Copy number: P-479(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled blue morocco with gilt edges, marbled pastedowns, and a pink silk bookmark; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; probably bound for the Library.

Size: 233 × 163 × 21 mm.

Size of leaf: 225 × 149 mm.

A few marginal notes in a contemporary Italian hand, supplying brackets, pointing hands, and ‘nota' signs.

Provenance: Maffeo Pinelli (1735-1785); Morelli (1787), II 4920; sale (1789), lot 9822, marked down (according to the Bodleian's annotated copy of the catalogue) to Peter Elmsley for £9. 11. 0. Purchased for £9. 0. 0; see Books Purchased (1789), 6.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 4.1.

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