Sallustius Crispus, Gaius
Opera: Bellum Catilinae; Bellum Iugurthinum.
Analysis of Content
[a1r] Sallustius Crispus, Gaius: Bellum Catilinae. ‘De Catelinae Coniuratione'. Sal. Cat.
[c3r] [Sallustius Crispus, Gaius: Bellum Iugurthinum.] Sal. Jug.
Imprint: Milan: Antonius Zarotus, [for Marco Roma], 4 Aug. 1474. 4°.
Collation: [a8 b10 c6 d10 e f6 g h8].
Hain: HC 14200;
BMC: BMC VI 711;
Proctor: Pr 5781;
Others: CIBN S‑24; A. Ganda, ‘Marco Roma sconosciuto editore dei prototipografi milanesi (1473-1477) e un nuovo incunabulo: il catalogo di vendita dei suoi libri', Bibliofilia, 82 (1980), 97-129, at 125 no. 6; Sheppard 4830-1.
Copy number: S-018(1)
Wanting the blank leaf [h8].
Binding: Nineteenth-century red morocco; bound for the Bodleian Library by H. Walther; the gold stamp of the Library on both covers; gilt-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns; green silk bookmark.
Size: 281 × 202 × 20 mm.
Size of leaf: 271 × 190 mm.
A marginal note in a contemporary Italian hand, supplying a maxim by ‘Pius papa'. A few marginal and interlinear notes in a later Italian hand, supplying brackets, corrections to the text, synonyms, pointing hands, and brief comments on the text.
On [a1r] a five-line initial ‘O' is supplied in red, on a pen-work square, partly coloured in blue; the pen-work decoration within the body of the letter is partly coloured in yellow. On [c3r] a six-line initial ‘F' is supplied in blue on a pen-work square, partly coloured in red; the pen-work decoration within the body of the letter is partly coloured in green or red. Elsewhere three-line initials are supplied in red, some with pen-work decoration extending into the margins.
Provenance: Maffeo Pinelli (1735-1785)(?); presumably Morelli (1787), lot 2919 (‘exemplar nitidissimum'); sale (1789), lot 7820. Purchased (through Peter Elmsley?) for £4. 15. 0; annotated sale catalogue and Books Purchased (1789), 6.
SHELFMARK: Auct. N. 3.22
Copy number: S-018(2)
Wanting the blank leaf [h8].
Binding: Seventeenth-century calf; the spine gold-tooled; the author's name in gilt on a brown leather label on the spine; sprinkled red- and black-edged leaves.
Size: 242 × 176 × 29 mm.
Size of leaf: 235 × 165 mm.
A few marginal and interlinear notes in a contemporary Italian hand, supplying brackets, pointing hands, synonyms, and glosses. Notes in the hand of Alexander Garnerius, supplying pointing hands, underlining, and comments in Italian and Latin.
On [a1r] the initial ‘O' is supplied in red with reserved white decoration on a darker red square; the space within the body of the initial is roughly coloured in green and brown. Red pen-work decoration outlined in green and brown extends into the left margin, with two flowers coloured in black and red at the tip. On [c3r] the initial ‘F' is supplied in red with marginal extensions in a darker red. Elsewhere two- to three-line initials are supplied in red. Capitals on [a1r] are touched with yellow wash.
Provenance: Alexander Garnerius (sixteenth century); see the initials ‘A. G.' on [a1r] and inscription on [a9v]. Manuscript shelfmark ‘H. 2. 8' on the recto of the front endleaf. John Adrian Louis Hope (1860-1908), 7th Earl of Hopetoun; see armorial book-plate (Howe, Book Plates, 15273/4), with shelfmark ‘T 7' in black ink; his sale (25 Feb. 1889), lot 1182. Purchased for £1. 15. 0; James Tregaskis, Catalogue 220 (25 Feb. 1891?), no. 246; Library Bills (1891).
SHELFMARK: Auct. Q inf. 1.38.
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