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Bod-Inc: S-012

Sallustius Crispus, Gaius

Opera: Bellum Catilinae; Bellum Iugurthinum.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Sallustius Crispus, Gaius: Bellum Catilinae. Sal. Cat.

[e1r] Sallustius Crispus, Gaius: Bellum Iugurthinum. Sal. Jug.

[m1r] ‘De morte Iugurthe disticon.’ Incipit: ‘Qui cupis ignotum Iugurthae noscere letum | Tarpeiae rupis trusus ad ima ruit'; 1 elegiac distich. See Walther, Initia, 15445. On the transmission of this distich see S‑011.

[m1r] [Verse colophon.] Incipit: ‘Nunc parat arma uirosque simul(!) rex maximus orbis | Hostibus antiquis exitium minitans'; 4 elegiac distichs. See BMC.


Imprint: [Paris: Ulrich Gering, Martin Crantz, and Michael Friburger, Jan. 1471?]. 4°.


Collation: [a b10 c d8 e f10 g–i8 k l12 m2].


ISTC: is00053000

Hain: HC 14189;

Goff: Goff S‑53;


Proctor: Pr 7825;

Others: CIBN S‑21; Sack, Freiburg, 3132; Sheppard 6070.

LCN: 14028297


Copy number: S-012(1)

Printed on parchment.

Wanting the blank leaves [d8] and [m2].

Binding: Early nineteenth-century red morocco, bound for the Bodleian Library; the gold stamp of the Library on both covers. Gilt-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 208 × 152 × 42 mm.

Size of leaf: 198 × 141 mm.

Some corrections made by erasure.

On [a1r] a three-line initial ‘O' is supplied in gold on a red and blue ground decorated in white and edged in black, and, within the body of the letter, a coat of arms: argent, a chevron enhanced azure. One- and two-line initials and paragraph marks are supplied in gold on a red and blue ground decorated in white and edged in black. Capitals are touched with yellow wash.

Provenance: Unidentified coat of arms (see above). Edward Bernard (1638-1697); not identified in Wanley's list. Presumably among the books purchased in 1697 from Bernard's widow.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. L 4.5.

SHELFMARK: Arch. G e.46.

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