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Bod-Inc: S-248

Solinus, Gaius Iulius

Polyhistor, siue Collectanea rerum memorabilium, et al.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v Solinus, Gaius Iulius: [Preface addressed to] Adventus. Collectanea rerum memorabilium, ed. Mommsen, 1-2; on this preface see S‑243.

a2r Solinus, Gaius Iulius: [Polyhistor, sive] Collectanea rerum memorabilium. ‘Rerum memorabilium collectanee'. Collectanea rerum memorabilium, ed. Mommsen, 3-216; see S‑243. The text is divided into 63 sections.

f8r ‘Mirabilia Romae'. Incipit: ‘[M]urus ciuitatis habet trecentas sexaginta et unam turres . . .’ See M‑222.

g4r [Table.]


Imprint: Venice: Theodorus de Ragazonibus, 23 Aug. 1491. 4°.


Collation: a–f8 g4.


ISTC: is00620000

Hain: HC 14880;

Goff: Goff S‑620;

BMC: BMC V 478;

Proctor: Pr 5266;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑483; Oates 2062; Sergio Rossetti, Rome. A Bibliography from the Invention of Printing through 1899: I: The Guide Books, Biblioteca di bibliografia italiana, 157 (Florence, 2000), 6-7, no. G‑064; Sheppard 4344. Microfiche: Unit 6: Image of the World: Travellers' Tales, TT 135.

LCN: 14121871


Copy number: S-248(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf; the spine gold-tooled, with the title in gilt on green and red labels. Sprinkled blue-edged, formerly red-edged, leaves; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 207 × 159 × 16 mm.

Size of leaf: 201 × 148 mm.

One marginal note in an early sixteenth-century Italian hand, extracting a phrase from the text. The page numbers 264-315 are supplied, and some section numbers are corrected in a sixteenth-century hand.

The headings in the Mirabilia Romae are circled in red ink.

Provenance: Thomas Thorpe (1791-1851); Catalogue (1833), pt II, no. 2978. Purchased for £0. 10. 6; see Books Purchased (1833), 23.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O inf. 1.11.

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