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Bod-Inc: S-023

Sallustius Crispus, Gaius

Opera: Bellum Catilinae; Bellum Iugurthinum.


Analysis of Content

a2r Sallustius Crispus, [Gaius]: Bellum Catilinae. ‘De coniuratione Catilinae'. Sal. Cat.

b10r Sallustius Crispus, [Gaius]: Bellum Iugurthinum. ‘De Iugurthino bello'. Sal. Jug.


Imprint: Florence: Apud Sanctum Jacobum de Ripoli, 1478. Folio and 4°.


Collation: a8 b10 c–f8.

Remarks: Leaf a2 signed a1, etc.


ISTC: is00064000

Hain: HC 14206;

Goff: Goff S‑64;

BMC: BMC VI 622;

Proctor: Pr 6103;

Others: CIBN S‑33; Sheppard 5074-5.

LCN: 14028190


Copy number: S-023(1)

Bound with:
2. Bartholomaeus Scala, Oratio pro imperatoriis signis Constantio Sfortiae dandis. [Florence: Nicolaus Laurentii, Alamanus, not before 4 Oct. 1481] (S‑107).

Wanting the blank leaves a1 and f8.

Sheets a2.7 and c4.5 are quarto, the rest folio.

Binding: Late eighteenth-century parchment; gilt title on a painted red square on the spine; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; azure silk bookmark.

Size: 286 × 205 × 15 mm.

Size of leaf: 277 × 188 mm.

Sparse marginal notes in a late fifteenth-century Italian hand, providing corrections to the text and a comment about Sallust's evaluations.

Provenance: ‘Josephi Min[/u]eri(?) J(?)allini 96' in a contemporary hand, brown ink, on [a6v] of item 2. Antoine Augustin Renouard (1765-1853); sale (1830), lot 1054. Purchased for at the Renouard sale for £2. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1830), 21.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N inf. 1.10(1).

Copy number: S-023(2)

Wanting the blank leaf f8.

Sheet a2.7 in quarto, the rest folio.

Binding: Eighteenth-century parchment; gilt title on a red leather label on the spine; sprinkled red-edged leaves.

Size: 273 × 209 × 107 mm.

Size of leaf: 268 × 197 mm.

Frequent marginal notes in a contemporary Italian hand, supplying brackets, ‘nota' marks, and extracting personal names and key words. ‘E. 2. 11' in pencil on front pastedown.

Some underlining supplied in red pencil.

Provenance: George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834); sale (20 Dec. [1798]), lot 219. Michael Wodhull (1740-1816); see ‘M. Wodhull 1:11:6' on the recto of the front endleaf. John Edmund Severne (1826-1899); sale (1886), lot 2290; purchased for £0. 19. 0; see Library Bills.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P inf. 2.12.

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