Statius, Publius Papinius
Thebais (ed. Boninus Mombritius).
Analysis of Content
a1v Mombritius, Boninus: [Dedicatory poem addressed to] Bartholomaeus Chalcus. Incipit: ‘Si fortuna malos queat effecisse nocendo | Me puto non alter nequior esse potest |'; 16 elegiac distichs.
a2r Statius, [Publius] Papinius: Thebais. Edited by Mombritius, as may be inferred from his poem to Chalcus. See S‑286. Statius is called ‘Surculus' in this edition.
t5r Mombritius, Boninus: [Epilogue addressed to] Bartolomaeus Chalcus. Incipit: ‘Accipis impressam Beloueside Thebain urbe | O decus o uitae spes nimis ampla meae |'; 2 elegiac distichs.
Imprint: Milan: [Printer for Boninus Mombritius, c.1476-7]. 4°.
Remarks: Leaf a2 signed a1, etc.
Collation: a–h I k–r8 s t6.
Hain: HCR 14990;
Goff: Goff S‑700;
BMC: BMC VI 736;
Proctor: Pr 5868;
Others: CIBN S‑387; Rhodes 1640; Sheppard 4914.
Copy number: S-295(1)
Wanting the last blank leaf.
Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century green morocco by L. Staggemeier & Welcher, stamped with the arms of 2nd Earl Spencer impaling Bingham, quartered with Turberville, and the motto, ‘Dieu defend le droit'; gilt-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns; red silk bookmark.
Size: 270 × 198 × 26 mm.
Size of leaf: 260 × 180 mm.
On a1r the title ‘STATII Thebaydos' is supplied in a fifteenth-century hand.
Provenance: George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834); cancelled accession number ‘3314'; sale (1821), lot 302. Purchased for £21. 0. 0; see Books Purchased (1821), 13, and the annotated sale catalogue.
SHELFMARK: Auct. L 5.6.
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