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Bod-Inc: Q-016

Quintilianus, Marcus Fabius

Institutiones oratoriae (comm. Raphael Regius).


Analysis of Content

[*1r] [Title-page.]

[*2r] ‘Tabula . . . capitula'.

a1r Quintilianus, Marcus Fabius: [Letter dedicating the Institutiones oratoriae to] Trypho [the bookseller]. Quint. Inst. See also Q‑015.

a1r Regius, Raphael; [and Merula, Bartholomeus]: ‘In deprauationes Oratoriae Quintiliani Institutionis annotationes'. Incipit: ‘[E]fflagitasti quotidiano conuicio. Ad Uictoriumne Marcellum . . .’ On the work's first version, ‘Ducenta problemata in Quintiliani depravationes', published in 1492 (R‑042), and on Regius as editor of Quintilian, see Winterbottom, ‘In Praise of Raffaele Regio', 100-1, 105-6. For the view that Regius plagiarized Valla's commentary see Alessandro Perosa, ‘L'edizione veneta di Quintiliano coi commenti del Valla, di Pomponio Leto e di Sulpizio da Veroli', in Miscellanea Augusto Campano (Padua, 1981), II 603-10, and on Merula's contribution at 575-6.

a1r Quintilianus, Marcus Fabius: Institutiones oratoriae. Quint. Inst.

[rum]5r [Regius, Raphael(?): Life of Quintilian.] Incipit: ‘Marcus Fabius Quintilianus Romae natus est. Quibus consulibus aut quo imperante Caesare non legi . . .’ The use of the first person would seem to suggest that the author is Regius.


Imprint: Venice: Bonetus Locatellus, for Octavianus Scotus, 17 July 14[93]. Folio.


Collation: [*2] a–z &8 [con] [rum]6.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials and diagrams.


ISTC: iq00029000

Hain: HC (+ Addenda) 13652;

Goff: Goff Q‑29;

BMC: BMC V 441;

Proctor: Pr 5045;

Others: BSB‑Ink Q‑16; Oates 1971; Rhodes 1494; Sheppard 4201.

LCN: 14063624


Copy number: Q-016(1)

Binding: Seventeenth-century parchment, with green-edged leaves; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 320 × 221 × 41 mm.

Size of leaf: 309 × 210 mm.

‘H 6. 6.' in black ink on recto of front endleaf. In the margins of book I, some manuscript notes are supplied in red or brown ink by a contemporary Italian hand, extracting key words. Page numbering and a few notes supplied in a later hand.

Provenance: Lord Wenman, armorial book-plate on front pastedown (Howe, Book Plates, 31310); probably Philip, 7th Viscount (1742-1800). Acquired by 1843; see Catalogus (1843), III p. 222.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 3.21.

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