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Bod-Inc: S-025

Sallustius Crispus, Gaius

Opera: Bellum Catilinae; Bellum Iugurthinum, et al. (ed. Philippus Beroaldus).


Analysis of Content

a2r Sallustius Crispus, Gaius: Bellum Catilinae. ‘De Lucii Catiline coniuratione'. Sal. Cat. All works in this volume are edited by Philippus Beroaldus, as stated in his letter.

d4v Sallustius Crispus, Gaius: Bellum Iugurthinum. ‘De bello Iugurthe contra populum romanum'. Sal. Jug.

k7r [Epigram.] Incipit: ‘Nunc parat arma uirosque simul(!) rex maximus orbis | Hostibus antiquis exitium minitans'; 4 elegiac distichs. See S‑012.

k7v Beroaldus, Philippus: [Letter addressed to] Guilelmus Francus. Incipit: ‘Recognoui nuper, mi Gulielme amicorum optime, Salustii Crispi Catilinam atque Iugurtham . . .’ Beroaldus cites Mart. 14. 191.

k8r [Epigram.] Incipit: ‘Nosse cupis uulgo non cognita facta Iugurthae? | Vt Plutarchus ait carcere clausus obit.'; 1 elegiac distich. Perhaps by Beroaldus, modelled on the printed distich on Iugurtha's death as in S‑011.

k8r Beroaldus, Philippus: [Note on Cicero and Catilina.] Incipit: ‘Marcum Ciceronem, cum in omnibus scriptis quae sunt scripta diuinitus admirari soleant . . .’

k8v C[icero, Marcus Tullius]: In Catilinam 1-4. Cic. Catil. The text ends ‘Non est amplius tempus otii P.C. Non est amplius locus . . .’

o5v [Sergius] Catilina, Lucius [pseudo-]: ‘In M. Tullium responsiua inuectiua'. Incipit: ‘[S]i subtiliter a circumstantibus quae sit praesentis auctoris controuersia requiratur . . .’ See S‑015.

o7r Sallustius Crispus, Gaius [pseudo-]: ‘In M. Tullium Ciceronem inuectiua'. [Sal.] Cic. On the authorship see S‑013.

o9r Cicero, M[arcus] T[ullius pseudo-]: ‘In Crispum Salustium Responsiua inuectiua'. [Cic.] Sal. See S‑013.


Imprint: Paris: Ulrich Gering, [1483?]. 4°.


Collation: a–n8 o12.


ISTC: is00071000

Hain: C 5221;

Goff: Goff S‑71;


Proctor: Pr 7886;

Others: CIBN S‑37; Sheppard 6153.

LCN: 14077149


Copy number: S-025(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century mottled calf; the spine gold-tooled; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; sprinkled black- and red-edged leaves.

Size: 205 × 148 × 27 mm.

Size of leaf: 198 × 141 mm.

Frequent marginal and interlinear notes in a early sixteenth-century French hand have been almost entirely erased. ‘936' on front pastedown; cf. in S‑020.

Some initials are supplied in brown ink.

Provenance: Richard Mead (1673-1754); shelfmark on front endleaf: ‘2,7,6'; sale (7 Apr. 1755), lot 1965, sold for £0. 1. 0 (ex informatione Jos van Heel). Gerard Meerman (1722-1771); manuscript catalogue (MMW S 145 II, fol. 62v); Johan Meerman (1753-1815). Purchased at his sale, vol. III/1, p. 103, lot 94, for Fl. 16: 10: see Books Purchased . . . at the Sale of M. Meerman, p. 22, with auction number on label at the head of the spine.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 5.29.

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