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Valerius Maximus, Gaius

Facta et dicta memorabilia.


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[a1r] Valerius Maximus, [Gaius: Preface dedicating the work to] Tiberius Caesar. V. Max. Proem.

[a1r] Valerius Maximus, [Gaius]: Facta et dicta memorabilia. ‘Capitula primi libri: primum de religione, secundum de neglecta religione, tercium de ominibus, quartum de prodigiis, quintum de sompniis, sextum de miraculis'. V. Max. See D. Schullian, ‘Valerius Maximus', CTC V (1984), 287-403, at 288, and at 302, for the incunables, with specific mention of the present edition as editio princeps; P. K. Marshall in Texts and Transmission, 428-30.


Imprint: [Strasbourg: Johann Mentelin, not after 1470]. Folio.

Remarks: For the date see V. Scholderer, ‘Adolf Rusch and the Earliest Roman Types', Library, 4th ser., 20 (1939), 43-50, 48, n. 1, repr. in Scholderer, Fifty Essays, 150-5, at 153, n. 2.


Collation: [a–q10].


ISTC: iv00022000

Hain: HC *15773;

Goff: Goff V‑22;

BMC: BMC I 55;

Proctor: Pr 204;

Others: BSB‑Ink V‑10; CIBN V‑14; Rhodes 1784; Sheppard 149.

LCN: 14801140


Copy number: V-006(1)

Binding: Late eighteenth/early nineteenth-century blind-tooled diced russia; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Brown paper pastedowns. Navy silk bookmark.

Size: 306 × 221 × 36 mm.

Size of leaf: 294 × 203 mm.

Three- to six-line contemporary German initials, paragraph marks, capital strokes, and underlining are supplied in red ink.

Provenance: Purchased for £22. 1. 0; see Books Purchased (1803), 2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 2.11.

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