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Solinus, Gaius Iulius

Polyhistor, sive Collectanea rerum memorabilium (ed. Boninus Mombritius).


Analysis of Content

[*1r] Mombritius, Boninus: [Poem addressed to] Antonius Tri[v]ulcius. Incipit: ‘[A]ccipe primitias nostri uir summe laboris | Et disces paruo maxima saepe dari |'; 2 elegiac distichs.

[*1r] [Mombritius, Boninus]: ‘In C. Iulium Solinum praefatio'. Incipit: ‘[D]ulcis et eloquio breuis est Solino aperto | Quem legis et dignus nam fuit ille legi |'; 14 elegiac distichs.

[*1v] Solinus, C[aius] Iulius: [Preface addressed to] Adventus. Edited by Boninus Mombritius, as stated in his poem Collectanea rerum memorabilium, ed. Mommsen, 1-2; on this preface see S‑243.

[*2r] [Table.]

[A1r] Solinus, C[aius] Iulius: Polyhistor, sive Collectanea rerum memorabilium]. Collectanea rerum memorabilium, ed. Mommsen, 3-216; on the work see S‑243. The text in this edition, beginning ‘Quoniam quidam impatientius . . .' is from a different tradition to that which begins ‘Cum et aurium clementia . . .' in other editions. There are 57 sections. See also CTC VI 75.


Imprint: [Milan: Johannes Bonus, c.1475]. 8°.

Remarks: As dated by BSB‑Ink; CIBN and Sheppard date to [1475], following the argument that this edition is later than Schurener's of c.1474-5 in BMC; dated tentatively between 21 July and 26 Oct.


Collation: [*6 A] C10 2C–I k (L + O) M N8.

Remarks: For gatherings (L + O) see BMC.


ISTC: is00618000

Hain: HC 14873 = H 14875;

Goff: Goff S‑618;

BMC: BMC VI 728;

Proctor: Pr 5885;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑482; CIBN S‑305; Oates 2273; Sheppard 4893.

LCN: 14124758


Copy number: S-246(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf; gilt-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 202 × 142 × 22 mm.

Size of leaf: 196 × 130 mm.

Some brackets are supplied in a contemporary hand.

Capital strokes are supplied in red on [*1r].

Provenance: Purchased from Payne and Foss, Catalogue (1832), no. 2488, for £2. 12. 6; see Library Bills (1829-32), no. 428, and Books Purchased (1832), 21.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O inf. 1.12.

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