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Bod-Inc: V-008

Valerius Maximus, Gaius

Facta et dicta memorabilia.


Analysis of Content

[a1v] [Table.] ‘Rubricae'. Incipit: ‘Primi libri. De religione . . .’

[a3r] Valerius Maximus, [Gaius: Preface dedicating the work to Tiberius Caesar]. V. Max. Proem.

[a3r] Valerius Maximus, [Gaius: Facta et dicta memorabilia]. ‘De cultu deorum'. V. Max. On the transmission see V‑006.

[o7r] [Distich on the edition.] See BMC.


Imprint: [Venice]: Vindelinus de Spira, 1471. Folio.


Collation: [a10 b8 c12 d–f8 g4+1 h–k8 l10 m12 n10 o8].


ISTC: iv00024000

Hain: HCR 15775;

Goff: Goff V‑24;

BMC: BMC V 156;

Proctor: Pr 4035;

Others: BSB‑Ink V‑11; CIBN V‑16; Sheppard 3200. Microfiche: Unit 10: Printing in Italy before 1472: Part IV PI 30, PI 31.

LCN: 14801215


Copy number: V-008(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [o8].

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

Size: 346 × 242 × 33 mm.

Size of leaf: 335 × 218 mm.

Occasional marginal notes in a contemporary German hand, extracting key words and providing pointing hands, brackets, ‘nota' marks, comments summarizing passages of the work, gathering signatures, and book numbers in the upper margins.

On [a3r] a six-line initial ‘U' is supplied in blue ink with reserved white decoration. Elsewhere initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue ink.

Provenance: Probably Maffeo Pinelli (1735-1785); Morelli (1787), II 3033 (‘exemplar integerrimum atque splendidissimum'); sale (1789), lot 7934. Purchased, probably through Peter Elmsley, for £23; see the annotated sale catalogue and Books Purchased (1789), 6.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 2.12.

Copy number: V-008(2)

Fragment: portions of conjugate leaves [c3] and [c10] are bound as endleaves in S‑324(1).

Initials, capital strokes, paragraph marks, and underlining are supplied in red ink.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 7.65.

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