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Solinus, Gaius Iulius

Polyhistor, siue Collectanea rerum memorabilium.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] [Table.]

[a5r] Solinus, [Gaius] Iulius: [Preface addressed to] Adventus. Gaius Julius Solinus, Collectanea rerum memorabilium, ed. Th. Mommsen (Berlin, 1895), 1-2. The second preface, which belongs to the second version of the text entitled Polyhistor, is not included; see V. von Büren, ‘Une édition critique de Solin au IXème siècle', Scriptorium, 50 (1996), 22-87, at 22-3; M. E. Milham, in CTC VI 73-85, at 74; Collectanea rerum memorabilium, ed. Mommsen, p. vi. On the transmission of the first and second ancient editions of this work under the titles Collectanea and Polyhistor, and of the other titles, see von Büren, ‘Une édition critique de Solin', 26, 72-3, 83; Collectanea rerum memorabilium, ed. Mommsen, p. xcvii. See CTC VI 75 for this edition.

[a5v] Solinus, [Gaius] Iulius: [Polyhistor, siue] Collectanea rerum memorabilium. ‘De situ orbis terrarum et memorabilibus quae mundi ambitu continentur'. Collectanea rerum memorabilium ed. Mommsen, 3-216.


Imprint: Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 1473. 4°.


Collation: [a–g8 h12].


ISTC: is00615000

Hain: HC 14877;

Goff: Goff S‑615;

BMC: BMC V 173;

Proctor: Pr 4089;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑480; CIBN S‑302; Oates 1634-5; Sack, Freiburg, 3254; Sheppard 3262.

LCN: 14124827


Copy number: S-243(1)

Wanting the blank leaves [a1], [a4], and [h12].

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled blue morocco; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; gilt-edged leaves; orange pastedowns.

Size: 268 × 194 × 20 mm.

Size of leaf: 258 × 175 mm.

Some brackets are supplied in a contemporary hand. The leaves are numbered (wrongly) in pencil.

Ruling in red ink on [a2-3] and [a5].

Provenance: Probably Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792); printed label of the sale (1789), part IV, lot 5731; in the annotated catalogue (‘ancienne reliure') marked down to Thomas Payne for Fl. 75. Purchased for £8. 8. 0; see Books Purchased (1790), 8.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 3.17.

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