Servius Honoratus, Maurus
Commentarii in Vergilii opera.
Analysis of Content
[a2r] Servius Honoratus, Maurus: ‘Commentarius in bucolica Virgilii'. Serv. Ecl.; see S‑186.
[b4v] Servius Honoratus, Maurus: ‘Commentarius in Georgica Virgilii'. Serv. G.
[d10r] Servius Honoratus, Maurus: ‘Commentarius in Aeneida Virgilii'. Serv. A.
Imprint: [Strasbourg: The R‑Printer (Johann Mentelin and Adolf Rusch), not after 1471]. Folio.
Collation: [a b10 c8 d–h10 i8 k10 l12 m10 n8 o p10 q6 r8 s10 t12].
Hain: HC 14703;
Goff: Goff S‑480;
BMC: BMC I 60;
Proctor: Pr 244;
Others: BSB‑Ink S‑366; CIBN S‑242; Sack, Freiburg, 3228; Sheppard 215.
Copy number: S-187(1)
Wanting the blank leaf [a1r]; gathering [e] is misbound after [g]; [i] after [m]; [n] after [p].
Binding: Eighteenth-century Dutch gold-tooled red morocco; see Foot, ‘Incunable Collector', no. 8, fig. 2 [but not, as suggested there, the Crevenna copy]. Marbled pastedowns; green silk bookmark.
Size: 416 × 292 × 47 mm.
Size of leaf: 400 × 270 mm.
‘832' and ‘1885' on front endleaf. ‘Registrum super Seruium' in a sixteenth-century round hand at the head of the table on [s1r].
Initials are supplied in red, with reserved-white decoration coloured in yellow wash. Pilcrows and some underlining are supplied in red, capital strokes in yellow wash.
Provenance: Lyon, Jesuits, S. Trinitas; inscription on [a2r]: ‘Collegii Societ. Jesu Lugdun̄. SS. Trinit. catal. inscr. 1695'. Richard Mead (1673-1754); shelfmark ‘C,4,11' on front endleaf; sale (18 Nov. 1754), lot 717, sold for £0. 16. 0 (ex informatione Jos van Heel). Gerard Meerman (1722-1771); acquired after 1747 (ex informatione Jos van Heel); manuscript catalogue (MMW S 145 IV, fol. 132r). Johan Meerman (1753-1815); purchased at his sale, vol. II, p. 113, lot 179, for fl. 250: see Books Purchased . . . at the Sale of M. Meerman, p. 23, with auction number on label at the head of the spine.
Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. O inf. 2.5.
SHELFMARK: Auct. P 1.1.
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