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Bod-Inc: S-017

Sallustius Crispus, Gaius

Opera: Bellum Catilinae; Bellum Iugurthinum.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Sallustius Crispus, Gaius: Bellum Catilinae. ‘De Lucii Catiline coniuratione'.’ Sal. Cat.

[c1r] Sallustius Crispus, Gaius: Bellum Iugurthinum. ‘De bello Iugurthe contra populum romanum'.’ Sal. Jug.

[g6r] ‘De morte Iugurthe disticon.’ Incipit: ‘Qui cupis ignotum Iugurthe noscere letum | Tarpeie rupis trusus ad ima ruit'; 1 elegiac distich. See Walther, Initia, 15445. On the transmission of this distich see S‑011.


Imprint: [Basel: Martin Flach, c.1474]. Folio.


Collation: [a–d10 e8 f g6].


ISTC: is00058000

Hain: H 14188;

Goff: Goff S‑58;


Proctor: Pr 7549;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑28; CIBN S‑26; Rhodes 1545; Sheppard 2390.

LCN: 14028177


Copy number: S-017(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century dark red morocco, blind-tooled in imitation of a fifteenth-century South German design; gilt-edged leaves; probably bound for John Bellingham Inglis (ex informatione Andrew Honey); the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; gilt-edged leaves; scar of an index tab on [a1r]; brown silk bookmark. The black-letter type and title layout used on the spine is the same as on the spine of BB‑1.

Size: 288 × 207 × 20 mm.

Size of leaf: 273 × 192 mm.

Two- to four-line initials and pilcrows are supplied in red; capital strokes are painted in yellow.

Provenance: Jesuits, probably in Konstanz, Switzerland; see obliterated inscription ‘Liber Societatis Jesu C[ ]st[ ]' on [g6r]. John Bellingham Inglis (1780-1870); sale (1826), lot 1429. Purchased at Inglis's sale for £5. 2. 6; see Books Purchased (1826), 15.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 4.22.

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