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Valerius Maximus, Gaius

Facta et dicta memorabilia, et al.


Analysis of Content

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

[a1r] Valerius Maximus, [Gaius]: Facta et dicta memorabilia. ‘De religione capitulum primum, de neglecta religione capitulum ii, de simulata religione capitulum iii, de auspiciis capitulum iv, de ominibus capitulum v, de prodigiis capitulum vi, de somniis capitulum vii, de miraculis capitulum viii'. V. Max. See V‑006.

[t1v] [Probus], Gaius Titius: ‘In Epithoma decimi libri prefatio'. J. Fohlen, C. Jeudy, A. Marucchi, E. Pellegrin, Y.-F. Riou, ‘Notes sur quelques manuscrits de textes classiques latins conservés à la Bibliothèque Vaticane', Revue d'Histoire des Textes, 1 (1971), 183-225, at 213. For the manuscript appearances of this accessus see Munk Olsen 665, 667-8, nos 17, 25, 27.

[t1v] [Probus], Gaius Titius: De praenominibus. ‘Decimi libri Caii Titi de praenomine Epithoma'. Valerius Maximus, Factorum et dictorum memorabilium libri IX, ed. J. Briscoe, 2 vols. (Leipzig, 1998), II 794-9. Known as De praenominibus in the manuscripts. On its ascription to Titius Probus, and on the transmission, see CTC V 253, 401; RE Supplement XV (1971), 646-52; Fohlen, Jeudy, and others, ‘Notes sur quelques manuscrits', 211-13.

[t3r] ‘Compendium de dignitatibus magistratibus et officiis Romanorum'. Incipit: ‘[P]rimum imperium Romanum reges habuere . . .’ expl: aut populus Romanus instituerat The title is given at the end of the work.

[t5r] ‘Prefatio in tabulam facile inueniendi ea quae in libris Valerii difficile tractantur'. Incipit: ‘Ad intellectum tabule sciendum . . .’

[t5v] ‘Tabula'. Incipit: ‘Abstinentia libro quarto capitulo tercio per totum . . .’


Imprint: Mainz: Peter Schoeffer, 14 June 1471. Folio.


Collation: [a–c10 d12 e10 f12 g–i10 k12+1 l–n10 o8 p10 q10+1].


ISTC: iv00023000

Hain: HC *15774;

Goff: Goff V‑23;

BMC: BMC I 27;

Proctor: Pr 95;

Others: BSB‑Ink V‑12; CIBN V‑15; Sheppard 49. Microfiche: Unit 1: Printing in Mainz to 1480: MA 76, MA 77.

LCN: 14801165


Copy number: V-007(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century green morocco, the spine gold-tooled. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Gilt-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns; red silk bookmark.

Size: 297 × 214 × 45 mm.

Size of leaf: 286 × 196 mm.

One or two marginal notes in a contemporary hand, supplying ‘nota' marks. The pencilled number ‘300' in lower left-hand corner of verso of the front endleaf. The notes ‘6a' and ‘Vendu Duc(?) Vali[]? chez M. D. L. V. 1500 . . . 600' in brown ink, and ‘White May 1789 £26.5' in red ink on verso of the front endleaf.

On [a1r] a six-line German initial ‘U' is supplied in interlocked red and brown ink with reserved white decoration. Similar initials are supplied at the beginning of each book of Valerius Maximus. Elsewhere one- to three-line initials are supplied in red or green ink, paragraph marks and underlining in red, and capital strokes in yellow.

Provenance: Metz, Lorraine, Celestines; inscription on [a1r]: ‘deae(?) Celestinorum de Metae'. Louis-Léon-Félicité Brancas, duc de Lauraguais (1733-1824); armorial book-plate: azure on a pale, three towers, between four lions' paws affronté issuant from the flanks of the shield; surmounted by a coronet; in the corners the initials ‘B. C. D. L'; see sale (1770), lot 771(?). Purchased for £15. 15. 0; see Books Purchased (1790), 8.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 2.13.

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