Seneca, Lucius Annaeus
Epistolae ad Lucilium, et al.
Analysis of Content
[a2r] Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: Epistolae ad Lucilium. Sen. Ep.; see S‑131. This was the editio princeps; see Fohlen, ‘Les premières éditions', 350-1 (group I no. 1).
[A6v] Hieronymus: [Extract from De uiris illustribus.] See S‑131.
[A6v] Seneca, Lucius Annaeus [pseudo-; Sanctus] Paulus [pseudo-]: ‘Epistolae Senecae et Pauli'. See S‑131.
[A9r] ‘Epitaphium Senecae'. See S‑131.
Imprint: [Strasbourg: The R‑Printer (Johann Mentelin and Adolf Rusch), c.1474]. Folio.
Remarks: CIBN dates to .
Collation: [a8 b10 c10+1 d e10 f6 g8 h i10 k12 l m10 n o6 p q10 r s6 t–x10 y6+1 z6 A10].
Hain: HC 14597;
BMC: BMC I 62;
Proctor: Pr 243;
Others: BSB‑Ink S‑260; CIBN S‑189; Rhodes 1604; Sack, Freiburg, 3202; Sheppard 221-2.
Copy number: S-133(1)
Wanting the blank leaves [a1] and [A10]
Binding: Eighteenth-century green morocco, the spine gold-tooled. See Barber, ‘Baroque to Neoclassicism', no. 42: ‘Green morocco; triple fillets with rose stamp at the intersections. Spine with floral swag and ornamented rolls, lettered directly . . . The binding has many features in common with that of no. 31' [i.e. MS. Douce 113 bound by N. D. Derome]. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; marbled pastedowns; pink silk bookmark.
Size: 291 × 209 × 40 mm.
Size of leaf: 280 × 192 mm.
One or two marginal annotations to the text, in a contemporary German hand, supplying underlining and comments on the text. At the beginning are bound four leaves containing a table of contents in a contemporary French hand.
On [a2r] a seven-line initial ‘I' is supplied in blue, framed by red pen-work in the shape of a square, with extensions into the margins. Other initials are supplied in red or blue ink. Pilcrows, capital strokes, and underlinings are supplied in red.
Provenance: Porrentruy, Switzerland, Jesuits; see ‘Collegii Soc. Jesu Bruntruti' on the recto of the front endleaf. Purchased for £6. 6. 0; see Books Purchased (1802), 2.
SHELFMARK: Auct. N 3.27
Copy number: S-133(2)
Wanting the blank leaf [A10].
Sheets l2.9 and l4.7 have been transposed in binding.
Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf over green cloth.
Size: 295 × 216 × 33 mm.
Size of leaf: 287 × 198 mm.
On [a1r] ‘Epistole Senece' in a contemporary hand.
On [a2r] a seven-line initial ‘I' is supplied in red. Elsewhere initials, pilcrows, and capital strokes are supplied in red.
Provenance: Purchased for £2. 18. 0; see Books Purchased (1836), 31.
SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 3.16.
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