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Bod-Inc: S-203

Silius Italicus

Punica (comm. Petrus Marsus), et al.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Marsus, Petrus: [Letter addressed to] Virginius Ursinus. ‘Interpretatio in Syllium Italicum'.’ CTC III 387-8; see S‑201.

a2r ‘Syllii Vita’ CTC III 388; probably by Petrus Marsus, drawing on the Vita in the edition by Laetus; see S‑198.

a2v Marsus, Petrus: ‘Belli Punici ii compendium'.’ See CTC III 388.

a4r [Marsus, Petrus: Commentary on the Punica.] See CTC III 388; see S‑201.

a4r [Silius Italicus: Punica.] Sil.; see S‑197.

[con7v] [Marsus, Petrus: Final note to] Virginius Ursinus. CTC III 388.


Imprint: Venice: [Johannes Tacuinus, de Tridino], 20 Sept. 1493. Folio.

Remarks: Sheppard records as a folio; 4° in ISTC.


Collation: a–b8 c–z &6 [con]8.

Types: Types: 108 R, 80 R.

Leaves: 156 leaves.

Line number: 62 lines (a4r).

Type area: Type area: 250 ×167 mm (a4r).


ISTC: is00509000

Hain: HCR 14741;

Goff: Goff S‑509;

Proctor: Pr 5425;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑387; CIBN S‑262; Oates 2103; Rhodes 1614; Sack, Freiburg, 3234; Sheppard 4514.

LCN: 14125594


Copy number: S-203(1)

With variations as in Oates, not as R.

Binding: Mid-sixteenth-century Italian limp parchment; sewn on alum-tawed strap-style supports; the title in manuscript on the spine; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 307 × 218 × 30 mm.

Size of leaf: 297 × 205 mm.

On the front pastedown, portions of a late sixteenth-century legal document in manuscript, mentioning [B.] Gueniemis of Teano. Used in the binding are portions of an early printed book and of a manuscript containing the text of Henricus Septimellensis, Elegia de diuersitate fortunae et philosophiae consolatione, IV, last nine lines; see PL CCIV 868.

The note ‘Smegma smegmatis sapo aliudue quid abstergendi habens facultatem' in a sixteenth-century(?) Italian hand on a1v.

Provenance: Possibly Luigi Serra, 4th Duca di Cassano (1747-1825); see Catalogo, 37 and the early Italian provenance of S‑203: Cassano's library was bought by Spencer. George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834); sale (1821), lot 293; purchased for £1. 4. 0: see Books Purchased (1821), 13 and the annotated sale catalogue.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 3.19.

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