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Bod-Inc: S-030

Sallustius Crispus, Gaius

Opera: Bellum Catilina (comm. Laurentius Valla); Bellum Iugurthinum, et al. (ed. Pomponius Laetus).


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v Laetus, Julius Pomponius: [Letter addressed to] Augustinus Maffeus. Incipit: ‘M. Valerius Probus unicae uetustatis amator cum animaduertisset . . .’ On this preface see S‑028.

a2r Sallustius Crispus, G[aius]: Bellum Catilina. ‘De coniuratione L. Ser. Catilinae'. All works in this volume are edited by Pomponius Laetus; see his prefatory letter and title-page. Sal. Cat.

a2r Valla, Laurentius: ‘In C. Crispi Salustii Catilinarium Comentarii'. Incipit: ‘[O]mnis homines [Sal. Cat. I.1] Patritia gente Crispus Salustius Romae natus . . .’ See S‑028.

e2r Porcius Latro, [Marcus pseudo-]: ‘Declamatio contra Lucium Sergium Catilinam'. Incipit: ‘[S]i quid precibus apud deos immortales sanctissimi iudices uobiscum aliquando ualuissemus . . .’ See S‑028.

e5r Sallustius Crispus, G[aius]: Bellum Iugurthinum. ‘De bello Iugurthino'. Sal. Jug.

g4v Sallustius Crispus, G[aius]: Ex libris Historiarum [orationes]. ‘Oratio Lepidi consulis ad populum'. Sal. Hist. See S‑028.

h1r [Sallustius Crispus, Gaius pseudo-(?): Epistulae] ad Caesarem senem de re publica. Sal. Epist. For the ascription of this work to Sallust see S‑028.

h2v [Laetus, Julius Pomponius]: ‘C. Crispi Salustii Vita'. Ullman, ‘Dedication Copy', 368. On the authorship see S‑028.

h3r Sallustius [Crispus], G[aius pseudo-]: ‘Inuectiua in Ciceronem'. [Sal.] Cic. On the authorship see S‑013.

h3r [Cicero, Marcus Tullius pseudo-: Responsio contra C. Salustium.] [Cic.] Sal. On the authorship see S‑013.


Imprint: Venice: Johannes Tacuinus, de Tridino, 5 Aug. 1493. Folio.

Remarks: BMC suggests that this edition is reprinted from Venice: Theodorus de Ragazonibus, 9 July 1492 (S‑029).


Collation: a–g6 h4.


ISTC: is00078000

Hain: HC 14226;

Goff: Goff S‑78;

BMC: BMC V 528;

Proctor: Pr 5423;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑46; Oates 2102; Sheppard 4512.

LCN: 14077120


Copy number: S-030(1)

Bound with:
2. Laurentius Valla, Elegantiae linguae latinae, et al. Venice: Philippus Pincius, 8 Feb. 1492/3 (V‑035).

Binding: Seventeenth-century half calf over paper boards; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; sprinkled red-edged leaves.

Size: 301 × 215 × 26 mm.

Size of leaf: 296 × 204 mm.

A few marginal notes in a contemporary German hand, mainly extracting key words and personal names, and supplying brackets and underlining.

Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 3489(1); purchased for £0. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 25.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P 5.1(1).

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