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Bod-Inc: S-011

Sallustius Crispus, Gaius

Opera: Bellum Catilinae; Bellum Iugurthinum.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] [Sallustius Crispus, Gaius: Bellum Catilinae.] Sal. Cat.

[c1r] Sallustius [Crispus, Gaius]: Bellum Iugurthinum. ‘De Bello Iugurthino'. Sal. Jug.

[f12r] [Distich on the death of Iugurtha.] Incipit: ‘Qui cupis ignotum Iugurthae noscere letum | Tarpeie rupis pulsus ad ima ruit'; 1 elegiac distich. See Walther, Initia, 15445. On the transmission of this distich see C. Crispi Salustii quae exstant, ed. F. D. Gerlach (Basel, 1823), I p. xix.

[f12r] [Verse addressed to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Quadringenta dedit formata uolumina Crispi | Nunc lector Venetis Spirea Vindelinus'; 2 elegiac couplets, advertising the edition.


Imprint: Venice: Vindelinus de Spira, 1470. 4°.


Collation: [a–f12].


ISTC: is00051000

Hain: HC 14197;

Goff: Goff S‑51;

BMC: BMC V 155;

Proctor: Pr 4026;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑26; CIBN S‑19; Sheppard 3195. Microfiche: Unit 8: Printing in Italy before 1472: Part II, PI 68.

LCN: 14028264


Copy number: S-011(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century russia; the title in gilt on the spine; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 270 × 183 × 22 mm.

Size of leaf: 260 × 167 mm.

Frequent marginal and interlinear annotations to Bellum Catilinae in a contemporary Italian hand, supplying ‘nota' signs including ΧΗ and ωwith a superimposed Ρ, pointing hands, corrections to the text, Latin synonyms and references to other authors, extracting personal names, and summarizing key points. Marginal notes on Bellum Iugurthinum in a second contemporary Italian hand, supplying brackets, extracting personal names, and summarizing key points. Occasional notes in a sixteenth-century Italian hand.

Initials are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Tomaso de Luca de Cadore (nineteenth century); sale, 18 July 1825, lot 1571. Purchased for £18. 18. 0; ‘Catalogus Bibliothecae Novae', fol. 58r; Books Purchased (1825), 23.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 5.20.

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