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Bod-Inc: S-194

Sidonius Apollinaris

Epistolae et carmina, et al.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Sidonius Apollinaris: Epistolae. Sidoine Apollinaire, ed. A. Loyen, 3 vols (Paris, 1960-70), II–III.

[k2r] Sidonius Apollinaris: Carmina. ‘Praefacio panigerici(!)'. ed. Loyen, I; see also pp. xxx–xxxv for the poems, and xxxv–xli for the manuscripts. See A. Loyen, ‘Recherches historiques sur les Panégyriques de Sidoine Apollinaire', Bibliothèque de l'école des hautes études, 285 (1924), for a historical commentary.

[q5v] [Ausonius, Decimus Magnus: Caesares, 1-3.] Prete 202 no.XXII.1-29 (Green 161-3 no. XXIII.1-29).

[q5v] [Carmen.] Incipit: ‘[E]xigit poenas de Caesare curia mollis | Addidit Augustum diuis matura senectus'; 12 hexameters.

[q6r] [Carmen.] Incipit: ‘[L]ucem et praedictos et regni forte secutos | expediam series quos tenet imperii |'; 1 elegiac distich.


Imprint: [Utrecht: Nicolaus Ketelaer and Gerardus de Leempt, not after 1474]. Folio.


Collation: [a–k10 l–o8.10 p10 q6].


ISTC: is00493000

Hain: HC 1286;

Goff: Goff S‑493;


Proctor: Pr 8848;

Others: Amelung, ‘Niederländische Inkunabeln', 60; Campbell 1542; BSB‑Ink S‑377; CIBN S‑249; HPT II 446; ILC 1981; Oates 3308; Rhodes 1611; Sheppard 6861.

LCN: 14051224


Copy number: S-194(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled red morocco; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on the upper cover, probably imposed on the French stamp. The lower cover bears a stamp of the royal arms of France; see Olivier, pl. 2495, no. 12 (Louis XV). The spine bears a stamp of two interlacing ‘L's surmounted by a crown, closely resembling Olivier, pl. 2495, no. 30 (Louis XV). Sprinkled red-edged leaves.

Size: 267 × 197 × 34 mm.

Size of leaf: 260 × 183 mm.

The note ‘[Au]sonii | [ca]rmen' is supplied in a contemporary hand on [q5v]. On [a1r] notes in a sixteenth-century North European hand, and in a later French hand: ‘Qui non est hodie cras minus aptus erit' and ‘Vir grauis et prudens cui erant coelestia curae | Numina sincerae Relligionis amans'. Two notes in German in a seventeenth-century(?) hand.

Two- to four-line initials are supplied in red, some with reserved white decoration; ‘capitulum' marks and capital strokes are also supplied in red.

Provenance: J. C. (sixteenth century); painted coat of arms: or, a tree trunk vert and on a chief azure three stars of the first: the shield flanked by the initials ‘J C'. Himmerod, Eifel, Cistercians, S. Thomas; inscription on [a1r]: ‘Lib. Bibliothecae himmerodensis'. Louis XV (1710-1774), King of France; see royal coat of arms on lower cover. Purchased for £15. 15. 0; see Books Purchased (1804), 1.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 3.30.

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