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Bod-Inc: (S-250)

Solinus, Gaius Iulius

Polyhistor, siue Collectanea rerum memorabilium.



Imprint: [Venice: Petrus de Quarengiis?, after 1500]. Folio.

Remarks: Also recorded as [Brescia: Jacobus Britannicus, 20 Nov. 1498. A reprint of the edition printed in Brescia (HC 14884; Goff S‑623), with the same imprint; see ISTC for fuller information.


Collation: a6 2a8 b–d6 e8.

Illustrations: Woodcut initial.


ISTC: is00624000

Hain: HC (+ Addenda) 14883;

Goff: Goff S624.

Proctor: Pr 7007;

Others: BSB‑Ink (S‑488); CIBN II, 585; Sack, Freiburg, 3256a; not in Sheppard.


Copy number: (S-250)(1)

Bound with:
2. Pomponius Mela De situ orbis tres. (Vienna: Johann Singriener, for Lucas Alantse, 1518).

Binding: Late nineteenth-century, pale azure paper boards.

Size: 298 × 220 × 30 mm.

Size of leaf: 296 × 208 mm.

Occasional marginal notes are supplied in black, red, and blue ink by sixteenth-century Italian and German hands, extracting key words and phrases, and supplying references to other texts, underlining, and brackets.

Provenance: Date of acquisition unknown; other books with neighbouring shelfmarks were acquired during the 1840s.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 4.18(1).

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