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Bod-Inc: S-022

Sallustius Crispus, Gaius

Opera: Bellum Catilinae; Bellum Iugurthinum, et al.


Analysis of Content

a2r [Squarzaficus, Hieronymus]: ‘Crispi Salustii historici atque oratoris clarissimi uita.’ Allenspach–Frasso 277-8. On the author see S‑013.

a3r [Sallustius Crispus, Gaius: Bellum Catilinae.] Sal. Cat.

c2v [Sallustius Crispus, Gaius: Bellum Iugurthinum.] Sal. Jug.

g4v Martialis: ‘Distichon in Sallustium'. Mart. 14. 191.

g5r Sallustius Crispus, [Gaius pseudo-]: In M. T. Ciceronem inuectiua. [Sal.] Cic. On the authorship see S‑013.

g6r Cicero, M[arcus] T[ullius pseudo-]: ‘In Crispum Salustium Responsio seu inuectiua'. [Cic.] Sal. See S‑013.


Imprint: [Torrebelvicino: Giovanni Leonardo Longo, after 22 June 1478]. Folio.

Remarks: BMC and IGI assign to [Vicenza], but Longo moved to Torrebelvicino in July 1477 (see D. E. Rhodes, La tipografia nel secolo XV a Vicenza, Santorso e Torrebelvicino (Vicenza, 1987)); Pr lists as [unassigned, Italy]; Sheppard dates [c.1478]. BMC notes the correspondences and differences between this edition and Venice: Filippo di Pietro, 22 June 1478, and suggests ‘that the present edition is a reprint of Filippo's'.


Collation: a–c8 d e6 f g8.

Remarks: Leaf a2 signed a1, etc.


ISTC: is00063500

Hain: HC 14187;

Goff: Goff, Supplement, S‑62a;

BMC: BMC VII 1040;

Proctor: Pr 7406;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑38; IGI 8539; Rhodes, Vicenza, Santorso e Torrebelvicino, 26-7; Sheppard 5916.

LCN: 14028155


Copy number: S-022(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Leaf a8 is bound after c8.

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century parchment; gilt title on a painted red square on the spine.

Size: 289 × 209 × 18 mm.

Size of leaf: 279 × 200 mm.

Erased jottings in Latin and Italian on g8v.

Provenance: Sir Mark Masterman Sykes (1771-1823); armorial stamp. Richard Heber (1773-1833); see ‘Bibliotheca Heberiana' on the recto of the front pastedown; Catalogue, 2 (1834), lot 5515. Purchased for £1. 1. 0; see Books Purchased (1834), 26.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 2.25.

Copy number: S-022(2)

Bound with C‑022(2); see there for details of binding, decoration, and provenance.

Size of leaf: 275 × 207 mm.

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Early marginal annotations in red and black ink, including comments on and corrections to the text, extraction of key words, ‘nota' marks; also underlining in the text.

On a3r a seven-line initial ‘O' is supplied in blue and black with acanthus scrolling in white, on a red ground decorated in pink and grey and edged in green. This extends into a floral and foliate border containing several birds (supplied in various colours and with black pen-work), and, in the lower margin, two buckets of flowers, and a coat of arms: gules, a falcon or with ring in beak, between three escallops argent (arms of De Lesmeleuc). In the lower margin of a2r is a monogram: ‘BCEF(?)IT', with two mottoes: ‘Post tenebras spero lucem', and ‘Quid mihi cum Lesbo Sicelis esse volo' (Ep. Sapph., 52). Other one- to seven-line initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 2.21(3).

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