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Bod-Inc: S-160

Seneca, Lucius Annaeus

Proverbia [Spanish] (trans. and comm. Pedro Diaz de Toledo).


Analysis of Content

a1r [Diaz de Toledo, Pedro: Introduction.] Incipit: ‘[M]uy virtuoso y muy yllustre prinçipe rey y señor . . .’ On this preface see Bluher, Séneca en España, 149.

a1v [Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, pseudo-; Publilius Syrus: Proverbia.] Translated by Pedro Diaz de Toledo. Incipit: ‘Agena cosa es todo lo que deseando viene . . .’ On the work see S‑134; Bluher, Séneca en España, 148-50, lists the editions of Diaz's translation. N. G. Round, The Greatest Man Uncrowned: A Study of the Fall of Don Alvaro de Luna (London, 1986), 180-1, dates Diaz's translation of and gloss on the Proverbia to 1445.

2a1r [Diaz de Toledo, Pedro: Introduction to the commentary.] Incipit: ‘[M]uy alto y muy illustre rey y señor. Comun doctrina es delos philosophos . . .’ See Bluher, Séneca en España, 148.

2a2r [Seneca, Lucius Annaeus; Publilius Syrus: Proverbia.] Translated by Pedro Diaz de Toledo. Incipit: ‘Agena cosa es todo lo que deseando viene . . .’ Each maxim is followed by Diaz's comment.

2a2r [Diaz de Toledo, Pedro: Commentary.] Incipit: ‘[P]ara entendimiento de este prouerbio es de presupponer que Aristotiles . . .’


Imprint: Zamora: Antonio de Centenera, 3 Aug. 1482. Folio.


Collation: a6 2a12 b–e10.8 f10 g12 h6 i10.

Types: Type: 94 G.

Leaves: 92 leaves.

Line number: 40 lines (a2r).

Type area: Type area: 189 ×139 mm (a2r).


ISTC: is00405000

Hain: HC 14651;

Goff: Goff S‑405;

Proctor: Pr 9581;

Others: Haebler, Bibliografía ibérica, 616; Sheppard 7337; Vindel, Arte, II 243: 3.

LCN: 14050426


Copy number: S-160(1)

Wanting leaves g1-2, g6-7, g11-12, i2, i9-10.

Gathering i contains ten leaves, the last two blank.

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf, with the crest of a ram's head, above the initials ‘H T' (for Henri Ternaux-Compans) stamped in gold on both covers; marbled pastedowns; blue silk bookmark.

Size: 295 × 219 × 22 mm.

Size of leaf: 287 × 207 mm.

Manuscript title in a sixteenth-century Spanish hand, and a note in another sixteenth-century(?) Spanish hand on a1r, mentioning Diaz de Toldeo's commentary on the Proverbios by the Marquess de Santillana: ‘Éste commento es de el Do[c]tor P[edr]o Díaz, q[ue] escribió en | tiempo del Rey don Ju[an] el 2o, q[ue] commentó también los Prouerbios | del Marq[ue]s de Santillana, que comiençan: ‘Fijo mio muy amado . . .' Former shelfmark ‘127' in pencil on the recto of the front pastedown.

Initials are supplied in red or black ink with reserved white decoration, framed by elaborate red or purple pen-work with marginal extensions.

Provenance: Henri Ternaux-Compans (1807-1864); binding stamps above. Purchased for £2. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1843), 46.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 4.8.

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