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Bod-Inc: S-154

Seneca, Lucius Annaeus

De moribus, et al.


Analysis of Content

a2r Seneca, Lucius Annaeus [pseudo-; Martinus de Braga]: De moribus. See S‑134; on this edition see Opelt, ‘Seneca bei den Humanisten', 254-5.

a3r Seneca, Lucius Annaeus [pseudo-; Martinus de Braga]: De quattuor uirtutibus cardinalibus, siue De formula honestae vitae. See S‑134.

a4v Seneca, [Lucius Annaeus]: De remediis fortuitorum. ‘Ad Galionem de remediis fortuitorum'.’ See S‑140.

a5v Seneca, Lucius Annaeus (Senior): [Controuersiae]. ‘Liber Declamationum'.’ Sen. Con.; see S‑134.

d1r Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: De clementia. ‘Ad Neronem Caesarem de clementia'.’ Sen. Cl.; see S‑134.

d7v Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: De beneficiis. ‘Ad Ebrutium Liberalem de beneficiis'.’ Sen. Ben.; see S‑134.

i1r Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: [Dialogi.] ‘De Ira ad Nouatum'.’ Sen. Dial. On the order see S‑134.

p3r Seneca, Lucius Annaeus [pseudo-; Publilius Syrus]: Proverbia. Pub. Sent.; see S‑134.

p6r Hieronymus: [Extract from De viris illustribus.] ‘Super epistolis Pauli ad senecam et Senecae ad Paulum'.’ See S‑131.

p6r Seneca, Lucius Annaeus [pseudo-; Sanctus] Paulus [pseudo-]: ‘Epistola Senecae ad Paulum'.’ See S‑131.

q1v Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: Epistolae ad Lucilium. Sen. Ep.; see S‑131; Fohlen, ‘Les premières éditions', 352-7 (group IIIa no. 9).

bb7r [Table of contents.]

bb7r [Colophon.]


Imprint: Treviso: Bernardus de Colonia, 1478. Folio.


Collation: a10 b–h8 i10 k l8 m10 n–z [et] aa bb8.


ISTC: is00369000

GW: GW 41240;

Hain: HC 14591;

Goff: Goff S‑369;

BMC: BMC VI 892;

Proctor: Pr 6484;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑266; CIBN S‑184; Oates 2461; Rhodes 1603; Rhodes, Treviso, no. 74; Sack, Freiburg, 3199; Sheppard 5517.

LCN: 14053342


Copy number: S-154(1)

Wanting sheet t4.5, leaf x1, and the blank leaves a1 and bb8.

Binding: Eighteenth-century French gold-tooled green morocco; green and red leather labels on the spine, of which two bear the title in gilt; yellow-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns; green silk bookmark; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 329 × 225 × 53 mm.

Size of leaf: 320 × 215 mm.

A few notes and pointing hands in black ink in a contemporary Italian hand. Copious marginal notes in another contemporary Italian hand, in light brown ink, extracting key words and phrases, and providing corrections to the text. ‘Doubl. 113 [crossed out] 100' in the lower margin on the verso of front endleaf.

On a2r an initial ‘O' was first supplied in red, with red and green extensions into the upper and inner margins. Later a square perimeter was supplied in red and the initial painted in azure. The spaces within the square and the body of the initial are supplied in gold, decorated with punched dotting.

Provenance: Justin, comte MacCarthy Reagh (1744-1811); sale (27 May 1789), lot 1387. Purchased at his sale for £1. 15. 0; see Books Purchased (1789), 6.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. L 1.13.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 5.13.

Copy number: S-154(2)

Wanting the blank leaves a1 and bb8.

Binding: Eighteenth-/nineteenth-century half calf with marbled paperboards, and gold-tooled spine; re-backed.

Size: 269 × 196 × 52 mm.

Size of leaf: 262 × 187 mm.

Very occasional early marginal annotations, including corrections to the text and 'nota' marks.

Two- to ten-line initials are supplied in alternate red and blue; paragraph marks supplied in red and blue; guide-letters in black ink.

Provenance: Sir Basil Blackwell (1889-1984); book-plate. Presented by Julian Blackwell in 2015.

SHELFMARK: Blackwell d.67.

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