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Bod-Inc: S-200

Silius Italicus

Punica, et al.


Analysis of Content

a2r Silius Italicus: Punica. Sil. 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 generally see S‑197.

x9v [Polenton, Sicco]: ‘Auctoris uita'. Incipit: ‘Silius Italicus ciuis Romanus ac poeta illustris . . .’ Siccon Polentonus, Scriptorum Illustrium Latinae Linguae Libri XVIII, ed. B. L. Ullman (Rome, 1928), 121-2. The first sentence of Polenton's text is abridged in this version. See CTC III 361 (no. 1).


Imprint: Parma: [Printer of Hieronymus, ‘Epistolae', 1480], 16 Nov. 1481. Folio.


Collation: a10 b–u8 x10.


ISTC: is00506000

Hain: HC 14737;

Goff: Goff S‑506;


Proctor: Pr 6859;

Others: CIBN S‑259; Sheppard 5670.

LCN: 14051197


Copy number: S-200(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled Dutch morocco; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; gilt-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns; green silk bookmark.

Size: 292 × 197 × 36 mm.

Size of leaf: 283 × 177 mm.

An erased signature in the lower margin of a2r.

Provenance: Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792); printed label of the sale (1789), part III, lot 4010; in the annotated catalogue marked down to van den Burgh for Fl. 41. Purchased for £7. 7. 0; see Books Purchased (1790), 8.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 1.3.

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