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Bod-Inc: S-291

Statius, Publius Papinius

Achilleis (comm. Johannes Britannicus).


Analysis of Content

A2r Britannicus, Johannes: [Carmen.] ‘Ad librum suum'. Incipit: ‘[I] liber i trepidas? nescis quo mitteris? an quod | praeceptum dedimus decidit omne tibi |'; 47 elegiac distichs. A. M. Quirini, Specimen variae literaturae quae in urbe Brixia eiusque ditione paulo post typographiae incunabula florebat (Brescia, 1739), I 141-3.

A3v Britannicus, Johannes: ‘Interpretatio in Achilleida Statii Papinii Neapolitani’ [dedicated to] Comes Petrus Gambarensis (Pietro de Gambara). Incipit: ‘[E]xistimaui semper magnifice ac splendidissime comes . . .’

A4v ‘Statii Papinii Vita'. Incipit: ‘[S]tatius Papinius cui alii falso in Gallia patriam assignat . . .’

a1r Britannicus, Johannes: ‘Commentarii in Achilleida Statii’ [dedicated to] Comes Petrus Gambarensis (Pietro Gambara). Incipit: ‘  “[M]agnanimum” [Stat. Theb. I.1.1.] Epitheton est perpetuum Achillis . . .’ See Jeudy and Riou, ‘L'Achilleide de Stace', 149.

a1r Statius, Publius Papinius: Achilleis. See S‑286.


Imprint: Brescia: Jacobus Britannicus, 21 May 1485. Folio.


Collation: A4 a–d6.


ISTC: is00696000

Hain: HC *14989;

Goff: Goff S‑696;


Proctor: Pr 6977;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑534; CIBN S‑381; Sack, Freiburg, 3277; Sheppard 5779.

LCN: 14010002


Copy number: S-291(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century mottled paper boards.

Size: 305 × 210 × 8 mm.

Size of leaf: 304 × 209 mm.

Some marginal notes in a contemporary cursive Italian hand, extracting key words and supplying some brackets and pointing hands. A cropped inscription on A1r.

Provenance: Probably the ‘Statii' bought from Caspar Haugg, Catalogue 76 (22 Oct. 1885), no. 269. Purchased for 12 Marks; see Library Bills (1885), no. 296.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P inf. 2.10.

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