Valerius Flaccus, Gaius
Analysis of Content
a1r Valerius Flaccus Setinus Balbus, Gaius: Argonautica. V. Fl. See V‑003. Copies of this edition were delivered on 2 Nov. 1481: see Il Diario della stamperia di Ripoli, ed. E. Nesi (Florence, 1903), 51; M. Conway, The Diario of the Printing Press of San Jacopo di Ripoli, 1476-1484, Storia della tipografia e del commercio librario, 4 (Florence, 1999), 31 and n. 73.
Imprint: Florence: Apud Sanctum Jacobum de Ripoli, [c.1481.] 4°.
Collation: a–i l–n8.
Remarks: Collation as BMC, not as Reichling.
Hain: CR 5924;
Goff: Goff V‑21;
BMC: BMC XII 45;
Proctor: Pr 6111;
Others: Rhodes 1783; Sheppard 5082.
Copy number: V-004(1)
Wanting the blank leaves n7–8.
Binding: Eighteenth-century English gold-tooled red morocco over paper boards. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Gilt-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns. Endleaves with English watermarks: an English coat of arms with the escutcheon of William III, and a crown with the initials ‘AR'.
Size: 230 × 164 × 29 mm.
Size of leaf: 220 × 149 mm.
Marginal notes in a contemporary Italian hand, most washed, supplying corrections to the text, brackets, headings, and paragraph marks, and extracting personal names, and also supplying book numbers in the upper margins. On n6r in a sixteenth-century Italian hand the note: ‘morte preuentus non potius . . . hoc opus Valerius Flaccus'. ‘1908' in brown ink on the verso of the front endleaf.
Provenance: Richard Mead (1673-1754); shelfmarks in brown ink on the front endleaf: ‘Uu,3,,8' and ‘C,1,,27' on recto of front endleaf; sale (1755), lot 2094. Gerard Meerman (1722-1771); acquired after 1747 (ex informatione Jos van Heel); manuscript catalogue (MMW S 145 IV, fol. 135v). Johan Meerman (1753-1815); purchased at his sale (1824), vol. II, 120 lot 413, for Fl. 117: see remains of paper label at head of spine and Books Purchased at the Sale of M. Meerman, 25.
SHELFMARK: Auct. N 5.28.
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