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Bod-Inc: Q-011

Quintilianus, Marcus Fabius

Institutiones oratoriae (ed. Johannes Antonius Campanus).


Analysis of Content

[*1r] Campanus, [Johannes Antonius: Prefatory letter dedicated] to Cardinal Francescus [Todeschinus] Piccolominus of Siena. Botfield 102-4. See also Monfasani, ‘First Call', 5-6; and Di Bernardo, Gianantonio Campano, 233-44.

[*2r] ‘Rubricae'. Incipit: ‘Marcus Fabius Quintilianus Uictorio . . . M. F. Quintiliani de Institutione Oratoria ad Q. Uictorium . . .’

[a1r] Quintilianus, Marcus Fabius: [Letter dedicating the Institutiones Oratoriae to] Victorius Marcellus. Quint. Inst. On the place of this edition in the textual tradition see Michael Winterbottom, ‘Fifteenth-century Manuscripts of Quintilian', Classical Quarterly, 16 (1967), 339-69, at 340-3; and ‘In Praise of Raffaele Regio', in Antike Rhetorik und ihre Rezeption, ed. S. Döpp (Stuttgart, 1999), 99-116, at 100. On the textual transmission generally see M. W[interbottom], in Texts and Transmission, 332-4

[a1r] Quintilianus, Marcus Fabius: [Institutiones Oratoriae.] Probably edited by Campanus, according to the letter by de Bussis in 1470 (Q‑012). Quint. Inst.


Imprint: Rome: [Johannes Philippus de Lignamine], 3 Aug. 1470. Folio.


Collation: [*4 a–f10 g8 h–k10 l–m8 n6+1 o–z10 A8 B–E10 F8.]


ISTC: iq00024000

Hain: HC 13646;

Goff: Goff Q‑24;


Proctor: Pr 3381;

Others: CIBN Q‑14; Sheppard 2705.

LCN: 14063561


Copy number: Q-011(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled red morocco; gilt title on a green leather label on the spine; marbled pastedowns; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on red leather on the inside of the upper cover.

Size: 334 × 241 × 76 mm.

Size of leaf: 319 × 218 mm.

‘[A?] 12446 B. J. D. B.' in pencil on verso of front endleaf. Marginal notes in an early sixteenth-century(?) north Italian hand, extracting personal names, key words, and supplying variant readings, brackets, and ‘nota' signs, two to five dots and tail.

Initials, pilcrows, and capital strokes are supplied in red.

Provenance: Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792); printed label of the sale (1789), part III, lot 3231; in the annotated catalogue marked down to ‘D[ominu]s Pierson A' for Fl. 405. Purchased for £35. 8. 6; see Books Purchased (1790), 7.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 1.15.

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