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Sallustius Crispus, Gaius

Opera: Bellum Catilinae (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 Catilinae. ‘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.

e1r 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.

e4r Sallustius Crispus, G[aius]: Bellum Iugurthinum. ‘De bello Iugurthino'. Sal. Jug.

g2v Sallustius Crispus, G[aius]: Ex libris Historiarum [orationes]. ‘Oratio Lepidi consulis ad populum'. Sal. Hist. See S‑028.

g5v [Sallustius Crispus, Gaius pseudo-(?): Epistulae] ad Caesarem de re publica. Sal. Epist. For the ascription of this work to Sallust see S‑028.

g7r [Laetus, Julius Pomponius]: ‘C. Crispi Salustii Vita'. Ullman, ‘Dedication Copy', 368. On the authorship see S‑028.

g7r Sallustius [Crispus], G[aius pseudo-]: ‘Inuectiua in Ciceronem'. [Sal.] Cic. On the authorship see S‑013.

g7v [Cicero, Marcus Tullius pseudo-: Responsio contra C. Salustium.] [Cic.] Sal. On the authorship see S‑013.


Imprint: Venice: Bernardinus Benalius, [c.1493]. Folio.


Collation: a–c6 d8 e f6 g8.


ISTC: is00079000

Hain: HCR 14221;

Goff: Goff S‑79;

BMC: BMC V 374;

Proctor: Pr 5513;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑47; Sack, Freiburg, 3134; Sheppard 3992.

LCN: 14077046


Copy number: S-031(1)

Bound with:
2. Gaius Sallustius Crispus, Opera (comm. Laurentius Valla and Johannes Chrysostomus Soldus; ed. Pomponius Laetus, rev. Johannes Britannicus). [Venice: Christophorus de Pensis, de Mandello, c.1497] (S‑033(2)).

Containing gatherings a–d only, bound before gatherings e–t of item 2.

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf, with marbled paper boards; bound for Kloß; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; lightly sprinkled red-edged leaves.

Size: 321 × 230 × 22 mm.

Size of leaf: 313 × 201 mm.

Copious marginal and interlinear notes on Bellum Catilinae and Valla's commentary in a contemporary German hand, extracting key words and personal names, and supplying synonyms, some extensive comments on the text (including references to other ancient authors) and brackets. On a1r in the same hand, a long note about Sallust and his writings, and about the value of poetry and history, beginning: ‘I[ ] diuini numinis | Antonius in quarto: Qui terram celi pateris deus omnia rursus eterni secreta tenens, mundique futurum conscius . . .’

Three- to seven-line initials, pilcrows, capital strokes, and some underlining are supplied in red.

Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 3491; purchased for £0. 5. 6; see Books Purchased (1835), 25.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P 3.18(1).

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