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Bod-Inc: S-121

Scriptores Rei Militaris

Scriptores rei militaris, sive Scriptores veteres de re militari (ed. Philippus Beroaldus).


Analysis of Content

AA1r [Title-page.]

AA1v Beroaldus, Philippus: [Letter addressed to] Minus Roscius. Incipit: ‘[R]ei militaris disciplina caeteris omnibus haud dubie praecellit . . .’

AA2r Frontinus, Sextus Julius: Strategemata. ‘Strategematicon liber'.’ Front. Str. 1-4. 7. 23; 4. 7. 29-4. 7. 35; 4. 7. 38-4. 7. 42; 2. 9. 7-10.

FF4r [First colophon.]

GG1v Sulpitius Verulanus, Johannes [Antonius: Letter addressed to] Petrus Paulus de Comite. Incipit: ‘Chari discipuli fidus praeceptor . . .’ See S‑120

GG2r Vegetius, Flavius Renatus: Epitoma rei militaris [addressed to] Valentinianus Augustus. ‘Epitoma institutorum rei militaris ex commentariis Catonis, Celsi, Traiani, Hadriani, et Frontini'.’ Veg. 6-261; see S‑120.

N4v [Second colophon.]

O1r Aelianus Tacticus: De instruendis aciebus [addressed to] Hadrianus Augustus. Translated into Latin by Theodorus Gaza. The translation is dedicated to Antonius [Beccadellus, called] Panormita. Incipit: ‘[S]cientiam Graecis acierum instruendarum . . .’ See S‑120.

RR2r Modestus [pseudo-]: De vocabulis rei militaris [addressed to] Emperor Theodosius. See S‑120.

RR5v [Third colophon.]


Imprint: Bologna: Franciscus Plato de Benedictis, 1495-6. Folio.

Remarks: In four parts, dated: (I) 10 July 1495; (II) 16 Nov. 1495; (III) [n. d.]; (IV) [n. d.]; (general colophon) 17 Jan. 1496.


Collation: AA–EE6 FF4 GG–MM6 N4 O PP–RR6; not as BMC and BSB‑Ink.


ISTC: is00345000

GW: GW 10410;

Hain: C 5330 = 2594;

Goff: Goff S‑345;

BMC: BMC VI 828;

Proctor: Pr 6607;

Others: BSB‑Ink D‑48; CIBN S‑173; Oates 2495.5; Rhodes 1598; Sack, Freiburg, 1488; Sheppard 5351-3.

LCN: 14829264, 14829352


Copy number: S-121(1)

Bound with C‑498(1); see there for details of binding and provenance.

Size of leaf: 292 × 190 mm.

Manuscript foliation in dark brown ink in the upper right-hand corner of the rectos: 1-96.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 4.21(2).

Copy number: S-121(2)

Binding: Nineteenth/twentieth-century quarter parchment over red cloth. Marbled pastedowns.

Size: 298 × 210 × 25 mm.

Size of leaf: 293 × 193 mm.

A few marginal notes, providing corrections to the text, and adding Greek ‘nota' marks, in a contemporary hand, probably that of Antonius Urceus. A few other notes, mainly extracting key words, in a slightly later hand in brown ink.

Provenance: Franciscus Plato de Benedictus (†1496). Antonius Urceus (Codrus) (1446-1500); inscription on RR6r: ‘1496. Kl. martijs hos libros emi e[g]o Anthonius Urceus de Platone librario sol. .xij.' Inscription on the verso of the second front endleaf: ‘Adi 17 ottobre 1571 in Mond[olf]o [Marche] compro per me Luca M[/L?]oretti dal libraio di Fano giulij doi e mezzo'. Paget Jackson Toynbee (1855-1932); book-plate; purchased in 1900 for 20 Francs from Nardecchia. Presented in 1913.

SHELFMARK: Toynbee 3657.

Copy number: S-121(3)

Frontinus and Vegetius only. On AA1r the titles of Aelianus and Modestus erased.

Binding: Nineteenth-century half mottled calf over marbled pasteboards. ‘624' in red ink on a rectangular paper label at the upper left-hand corner of the upper cover. Yellow-edged leaves and green silk bookmark.

Size: 290 × 210 × 17 mm.

Size of leaf: 284 × 197 mm.

A few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in a contemporary humanist hand in red-brown ink; a few other marginal notes, providing references to comparative texts, also running book numbers in roman numerals, in a sixteenth-century hand in brown ink.

Provenance: Nicola Rossi (1711-1785). Rome, Biblioteca Corsiniana ‘nova'; oval stamp on AA1r: ‘B C'. Purchased for £0. 13. 0; see Books Purchased (1858), 73.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. 2Q inf. 1.36.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q 5.14.

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