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Bod-Inc: T-005

Tacitus, Publius Cornelius

Opera (ed. Franciscus Puteolanus and Berardinus Lanterius).


Analysis of Content

a1r Puteolanus, Franciscus: [Letter addressed to] Jacobus Antiquarius. Incipit: ‘[M]aximis plurimisque rebus in utraque me fortuna . . .’ Expl: immensaque iucunditate delectabit. Vale decus et praesidium meum. Franciscus states that the text was prepared for printing by himself and Berardinus Lanterius, both of Milan.

a2r Tacitus, [Publius] Cornelius: [Annales XI–XVI] ‘Historiae Augustae Li. XI actionum diurnalium'. All works in this edition were edited by Franciscus Puteolanus and Berardinus Lanterius, as stated in Puteolanus' letter. See T‑004 and CTC VI 93 for this edition.

K6v Tacitus, [Publius] Cornelius: [Historiae]. ‘Actorum diurnalium Historiae Augustae liber xvii'. See T‑004.

y1r Tacitus, [Publius] Cornelius: Germania. ‘De situ moribus et populis Germaniae libellus aureus'. See T‑004.

z1r Tacitus, [Publius] Cornelius: Dialogus de oratoribus. ‘Dialogus an sui saeculi oratores antiquioribus et quare concedant'. See T‑004.

A1r Tacitus, [Publius] Cornelius: Agricola. ‘Iulii agricolae uita per Cornelium Tacitum eius generum castissime composita'. Tac. Ag. Tacitus, Opera minora, ed. R. M. Ogilvie and M. Winterbottom (Oxford, 1967), 80-90, at 84 for a list of editions.


Imprint: [Milan: Antonius Zarotus, c.1487]. Folio.


Collation: a–d8 e–i6 K l–n8 o6 p–s8 t–x6 y10 z &8 A B6.

Remarks: Leaf a2 signed a1, a3 signed a2.


ISTC: it00007000

Hain: HC 15219;

Goff: Goff T‑7;

BMC: BMC VI 719;

Proctor: Pr 5838;

Others: CIBN T‑5; Ganda 44; Oates 2263-4; Rhodes 1657; Sheppard 4871-2.

LCN: 14009733


Copy number: T-005(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled russia; the gold-stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; gilt-edged leaves; brown pastedowns; azure silk bookmark.

Size: 313 × 218 × 34 mm.

Size of leaf: 305 × 205 mm.

Marginal notes in a round Italian hand of c.1500, supplying page numbers in arabic figures, brackets, and extracting personal names and key words, and an index on a1v. A note in a sixteenth-century Italian hand ‘Nota de seruatore . . . generis Jesu christo' on h5r.

Provenance: Venice, Carmelites; seventeenth-century inscription: ‘Conuentus Carmelitarum de Venetijs'. Purchased for £7. 7. 0; see Books Purchased (1805), 1.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 2.15.

Copy number: T-005(2)

Wanting the third sheet of gatherings u and x; also the blank leaves y10, &10, and B6.

Leaf K6 is bound after K3.

Binding: Eighteenth-century Italian blind-tooled calf; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. The title on a tan leather label on the spine. Italian endleaves.

Size: 303 × 220 × 43 mm.

Size of leaf: 296 × 203 mm.

Some marginal notes, mostly washed, in a contemporary Italian hand, mainly at the beginning of Annales XI and Germania, extracting key words and phrases, supplying brackets, and comments on the text. A few notes in a sixteenth-century Italian hand, providing section numbers in arabic figures, and dates for some consuls.

Provenance: Carignano, diocese near Milan, Carthusians, Agnus Dei or S. Ambrosius (c.1500); ‘Monrij Cartusiae Mediolani prope Garegnanum sigo C. T.' Purchased for £3. 3. 0; see Library Bills (1815), no. 142, a receipt for books from an unnamed dealer; see Books Purchased (1815), 5.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 4.20.

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