Seneca, Lucius Annaeus
Epistolae ad Lucilium, et al.
Analysis of Content
[a1r] Hieronymus: [Extract from De uiris illustribus.] See S‑131.
[a1r] Seneca, [Lucius Annaeus, pseudo-; Sanctus] Paulus [pseudo-: Epistolae]. See S‑131.
[a3r] ‘Epitaphium Senecae in morte'. See S‑131.
[a3v] ‘Epistolarum Senecae ad Lucilium rubricae'.
[b2r] Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: Epistolae ad Lucilium. Sen. Ep.; see S‑131; Fohlen, ‘Les premières éditions', 352-7 (group IIIa no. 6).
Imprint: Rome: Arnoldus Pannartz, 1 Feb. 1475. 4°.
Collation: [a8 b–e10 f–l8 m10 n8 o–r10 s t8 v10].
Hain: HC Addenda 14601;
Goff: Goff S‑378;
BMC: BMC IV 61;
Proctor: Pr 3525;
Others: CIBN S‑187; Oates 1412; Sheppard 2810.
Copy number: S-132(1)
Wanting the blank leaf [a1].
Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; gilt-edged leaves; brown pastedowns; emerald silk bookmark.
Size: 292 × 206 × 4 mm.
Size of leaf: 284 × 189 mm.
Leaf numbers in a sixteenth-century(?) hand. A mostly erased inscription on [b2r]. All other manuscript notes have been erased.
On [b2r] a gold initial ‘I' is supplied, with a vine-stem decoration pencilled in. In the lower margin is an erased coat of arms, once containing a shield framed by deep pink, within a circle, with gold dotting on either side. Some initials are supplied in red.
Provenance: Purchased for £18. 18. 0; see Books Purchased (1804), 1.
SHELFMARK: Auct. L 3.27.
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