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Bod-Inc: V-009

Valerius Maximus, Gaius

Facta et dicta memorabilia.


Analysis of Content

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

[a1r] Valerius Maximus, [Gaius]: Facta et dicta memorabilia. ‘De cultu deorum.’ V. Max. See V‑006.

[q2r] [Table.] ‘Rubrice libri primi Val. M.’ Incipit: ‘De religione. De neglecta religione . . .’


Imprint: [Brescia: Henricus de Colonia and Statius Gallicus, before Nov. 1474]. Folio.


Collation: [a–k10 l m8 n10 o12 p10 q2].


ISTC: iv00025000

Hain: CR 5927;

Goff: Goff V‑25;


Proctor: Pr 7388;

Others: Sheppard 5731; Veneziani, Brescia, 18.

LCN: 14801255


Copy number: V-009(1)

Gathering [o] bound after [p].

Binding: Late seventeenth/early eighteenth-century calf, the spine gold-tooled. Sprinkled red-edged leaves.

Size: 306 × 209 × 33 mm.

Size of leaf: 297 × 191 mm.

Some marginal notes, most washed or deleted, in late fifteenth-century Italian and Spanish hands, supplying small initials in brown ink, corrections to the text, pen-trials, and a few comments in Latin and Spanish paraphrasing the text (e.g. on [d3r]: ‘Lecto funibri i el cadi lo[?]') and extracting some words from the text.

Provenance: Charles Spencer, (1674-1722), 3rd Earl of Sunderland. Blenheim Palace, Dukes of Marlborough; Spencer shelfmarks ‘C3: 54' in black ink and ‘62.e.10' in pencil in the upper left-hand corner of the front pastedown; Catalogue of the Books in the Library at Blenheim Palace (Oxford, 1872), 365; sale, Bibliotheca Sunderlandiana, lot 8259. Purchased through Bernard Quaritch in 1882 for £5. 2. 6; see the annotated sale catalogue and pencilled note on the rear pastedown: ‘Collected Nov. 1882 from B Quaritch'.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N inf. 1.34.

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