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Bod-Inc: V-003

Valerius Flaccus, Gaius



Analysis of Content

[a1r] Valerius Flaccus Setinus Balbus, [Gaius]: Argonautica. V. Fl. On the transmission see M. D. Reeve in Texts and Transmission, 425-7, at 427 for this edition. On the manuscript transmission see also Valerius Flaccus, Argonautica, ed. W.-W. Ehlers (Leipzig, 1980), pp. vi–xxiv.


Imprint: Bologna: Ugo Rugerius and Doninus Bertochus, 7 May 1474. Folio.


Collation: [a–i8 k10].


ISTC: iv00020000

Hain: C 5925;

Goff: Goff V‑20;

BMC: BMC VI 805;

Proctor: Pr 6528;

Others: CIBN V‑11; Sheppard 5307.

LCN: 14801203


Copy number: V-003(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [k10].

Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled red morocco; bound by H. Walther. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Gilt-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns. Emerald silk bookmark.

Size: 305 × 204 × 21 mm.

Size of leaf: 297 × 190 mm.

Occasional marginal notes in brown ink in a late fifteenth-century Italian hand, supplying some rough initials, corrections to the text, rhetorical terms (e.g. ‘comparatio'), ‘nota' marks, pointing hands and brackets, extracting key words. A few notes in a sixteenth-century Italian hand, e.g. on [a1r] providing explanation for V. Fl. 1.1-4: ‘Fasso. Fiume uastissimo in Colcho'.

Provenance: Maffeo Pinelli (1735-1785); Morelli (1787), II 5059; sale (1789), lot 9961; purchased for £26. 5. 0; see annotated sale catalogue and Books Purchased (1789), 7.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 2.26.

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