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Bod-Inc: S-199

Silius Italicus

Punica (ed. Petrus Justinus Philelphus), et al.


Analysis of Content

[*1r] Plinius Secundus, Gaius [Caecilius: Letter addressed to] Caninius Rufus. Plin. Ep. 3. 7.

[*2r] Martialis, [Marcus Valerius]: Epigrammaton. Mart. 1. 70.

[*2r] Martialis, Marcus Valerius: Epigrammaton. Mart. 7. 63.

[*2r] Martialis, Marcus Valerius: Epigrammaton. Mart. 4. 14.

[*2v] Martialis, [Marcus Valerius]: Epigrammaton. Mart. 11. 48.

[*2v] ‘Argumentum librorum qui in hoc diuino codice continentur.’ Incipit: ‘Hannibal in primo fidum obsidet ipse Saguntum | Quod sub marte graui ualet expugnare secundo'; 17 hexameters.

a2r Silius Italicus: Punica. Edited by Petrus Justinus Philelphus. Sil. Philelphus is named as editor in the colophon. According to Delz, Punica, p. xlix, the text in this edition is derived from that of Rome: Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz, [not before 5 Apr. 1471]. On the transmission see S‑197. See also CTC III 351 and note.

r4v [Colophon.]


Imprint: Milan: Antonius Zarotus, for Johannes de Legnano, [not before 7 Nov.] 1481. 4°.


Collation: [*]2 a–h I k–p10 q8 r6.

Remarks: Leaf a1 is unsigned, a2 is signed a1, a3 a2, etc.


ISTC: is00505000

Hain: HCR 14736;

Goff: Goff S‑505;

BMC: BMC VI 717;

Proctor: Pr 5811;

Others: Rhodes 1613; Sheppard 4859.

LCN: 14051242


Copy number: S-199(1)

The blank leaf a1 is bound before gathering [*]. The outer margins of g10 and r5-6 have been cut away.

Binding: Blind-tooled English mottled calf, c.1700; sprinkled red-edged leaves. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at the head of the upper cover. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 285 × 209 × 42 mm.

Size of leaf: 276 × 192 mm.

Manuscript title in Vriese's hand on [*1r]. Marginal notes in an early North European hand, including inscriptions on [*1r] (`Daimonas a nobis prohibe [ ] orbis Iesu | Id fi[ ]ius petimus fac maiore precibus'), comments on the text, extraction of key words, titles, and ‘nota' marks, also some corrections to the text; irregular early manuscript foliation: 1-111; early book numbers: 1-17. Scribbles and pen-trials, also a drawing of a small bird in the upper margin of g10r.

Provenance: ‘Cons. 1 fl.' in a fifteenth-century hand on a1r. Aegidius de Vriese (1596-1652); inscription on [*1r]: ‘Ægidius de Vrieseo me utitur anno Domini'. Edward Bernard (1638-1697); Wanley's list, p. 5, no. 509. Among the books purchased in 1697 from Bernard's widow.

Former Bodleian shelfmarks: D 2.3 Art; H 7.8 Art (`8' on the fore-edge in black ink).

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 1.4.

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