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Bod-Inc: S-198

Silius Italicus

Punica (ed. Pomponius Laetus), et al.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Silius Italicus: Punica.] Edited by Pomponius Laetus; see explicit at the end of the Vita. Sil. On this edition and its textual source, see R[eeve], ‘Silius Italicus', in Texts and Transmission, 391; CTC III 351 and note; Punica, ed. Delz, p. xlviii. On the transmission generally see S‑197.

[t8v] [Vita.] Incipit: ‘Syllius Italicus cuius Naiores(!) Italica Hispaniae urbe orti fuere . . . Opus iam neglectum Pomponius recognouit. Anno domini . . .’ On this Vita see CTC III 361-2.


Imprint: [Rome: Printer of Silius Italicus, after 26 Apr. 1471]. 4°.

Remarks: For the dating see C. Csapodi ‘Genauere Datierung von drei Inkunabeln ohne Jahr', Gb Jb (1965), 122-3.


Collation: [a–g10 h8 i6 k–r10 s t8].


ISTC: is00504000

Hain: HCR 14734;

Goff: Goff S‑504;


Proctor: Pr 3431;

Others: CIBN S‑258; Sheppard 2748. Microfiche: Unit 10: Printing in Italy before 1472: Part IV, PI 21.

LCN: 14051290


Copy number: S-198(1)

Misbound in the following order: gatherings [a, p–r, m–o, b–l, s, t].

Binding: Late eighteenth-century red morocco; bound for the Bodleian Library by Heinrich Walther; the gold stamp of the Library on both covers; gilt-edged (formerly blue-edged) leaves; marbled pastedowns; pale green silk bookmark.

Size: 290 × 209 × 45 mm.

Size of leaf: 278 × 191 mm.

Sixteenth-century folio numbering. On [t8v] in a sixteenth-century Italian(?) hand the note ‘Hic liber amore dei traditus(?) est'. A bookseller's pencilled note ‘18907' on the verso of the front endleaf.

Provenance: Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792)(?); perhaps the (rebound) Crevenna copy (‘grand in 4 vél'); see sale (1789) III, lot 4009, marked down to Payne for Fl. 200 (= £17. 10. 0). Purchased for £17. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1790), 8.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 1.2.

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