Sallustius Crispus, Gaius
Opera: Bellum Catilinae; Bellum Iugurthinum, et al.
Analysis of Content
a1v ‘De Coniuratione Catilinae'. Sal. Cat.
c1r [Sallustius Crispus, Gaius: Bellum Iugurthinum.] Sal. Jug.
g4r [Squarzaficus, Hieronymus]: ‘Crispi Salustii historici uita'. Allenspach–Frasso 277-8. See S‑013.
Imprint: Brescia: Eustacius [Statius] Gallicus, 26 Aug. 1475. Folio.
Collation: a10 b–f8 g4.
Types: Type: 114 R.
Leaves: 54 leaves.
Line number: 35 lines (a2r).
Type area: Type area: 198 ×116 mm (a2r).
Remarks: Capital spaces, some with guide-letters. Leaf a1v: ‘C. SALVSTII Criſpi de coniuratione Catilinæ. prœmiū. || oMnis homīes [qui]ſeſe ſtudent p̄ſtare cæteris | . . .'; b8v: ‘Explicit Catilinarius Saluſtii.' c1r: ‘fALSO Queritur de natura ſua genus huma - | num . . .'; g3v, colophon: ‘EXPLICIT SALVSTIVS De bello Iugurtino per me Eu - | ſtaciū gallum Brixiæ fœliciter imp̄ſus die xxvi Auguſti. || M.CCCC.LXXV.'; g4r: ‘Criſpi Saluſtii hiſtorici uita.'; g4v: ‘Laus deo.' Signatures are stamped in.
Hain: HR 14203 (incorrect, according to Sheppard);
Goff: Goff S‑60;
Proctor: not in Pr;
Others: CIBN S‑28; Sheppard 5735-6; Veneziani, Brescia, 22.
Copy number: S-019(1)
Binding: Eighteenth-century German(?) half tawed leather, over pasteboards, formerly covered with red marbled paper, now covered with a later (twentieth-century?) coloured paper; gilt title on a brown morocco label and ‘242' on a paper label at the head of the spine. Manuscript title along the fore-edge in black ink. Hole surrounded by rust marks in the lower edge of g4, showing that the book was formerly chained. Mark at the centre of the fore-edge, showing that this book formerly had one central clasp and catch.
Size: 312 × 215 × 18 mm.
Size of leaf: 305 × 209 mm.
Occasional marginal and interlinear notes (some washed), in a contemporary Italian hand, supplying pointing hands, brackets, variant readings and corrections, and extracting key words.
On a1v a six-line initial ‘O' is supplied in blue with reserved white decoration; red pen-work is supplied within and around the body of the initial. Elsewhere two- to six-line initials are supplied in blue or red.
Provenance: Boninus Salvionus (fifteenth century); ‘Magistri Boninj Saluionj et amicorum' on a1r. Heinrich Rosenthal (1879-1960); note in pencil on the front pastedown: ‘Ink. E. J. No. 242', with ‘242' on a white paper label edged in blue at the head of the spine. Purchased from Rosenthal in 1948; see Rosenthal, 80 Incunabula 1459-1475. Catalogue 9, no. 70, for SFr. 2100; BLR 3,29 (1950), 53; pencil note on the front pastedown.
SHELFMARK: Inc. c. I22.1475.1.
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