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].
Hain: HC 14189;
Goff: Goff S‑53;
BMC: BMC VIII 3;
Proctor: Pr 7825;
Others: CIBN S‑21; Sack, Freiburg, 3132; Sheppard 6070.
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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