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Bod-Inc: T-006

Tacitus, Publius Cornelius

Opera (ed. Franciscus Puteolanus and Berardinus Lanterius).


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r 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.

a3r 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. See CTC VI 94 for this edition.

f2v Tacitus, [Publius] Cornelius: [Historiae]. ‘Actionum diurnalium Historiae Augustae liber xvii'. See T‑004.

m4v Tacitus, [Publius] Cornelius: Germania. ‘De situ moribus et populis Germaniae libellus aureus'. See T‑004.

n1r 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'. See T‑005.


Imprint: Venice: Philippus Pincius, for Benedictus Fontana, 22 Mar. 1497. Folio.


Collation: a–m8 n10 A8.


ISTC: it00008000

Hain: HC *15222;

Goff: Goff T‑8

BMC: BMC V 497;

Proctor: Pr 5315;

Others: BSB‑Ink T‑10; CIBN T‑6; Oates 2075; Rhodes 1658; Sack, Freiburg, 3320; Sheppard 4404-5.

LCN: 14009636


Copy number: T-006(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf; the spine gold-tooled; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 316 × 215 × 19 mm.

Size of leaf: 308 × 204 mm.

Some marginal notes at the beginning of Annales, Germania, and Dialogus in a sixteenth-century Italian hand, supplying ‘nota' signs, underlining, pointing hands, and extracting key words. On a1r: ‘4/6' in black ink erased, followed by ‘5/'; an inscription in a seventeenth-century hand obliterated.

Six-line initials are supplied in red.

Provenance: Tommaso de Luca de Cadore (nineteenth century); sale, 18 July 1825, lot 1101. Purchased for £0. 4. 6; see Books Purchased (1825), 24.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N inf. 2.16.

Copy number: T-006(2)

Bound with C‑013; see there for details of binding and provenance.

Size of leaf: 306 × 198 mm.

A few marginal notes in a contemporary hand, supplying underlining, and some comments of which the first is ‘hiero[nymus] in zachariam [ ]: 14 triginta uolumina supputat'.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P 5.10(2).

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