Valerius Maximus, Gaius
Facta et dicta memorabilia.
Analysis of Content
a1v [Table.] ‘Rubricae'. Incipit: ‘Primi libri. De religione . . .’
a3r Valerius Maximus, [Gaius]: ‘Prologus' [dedicating the work to] Tiberius Caesar. V. Max. Proem.
a3r Valerius Maximus, [Gaius]: Facta et dicta memorabilia. ‘De cultu deorum'. V. Max. See V‑006.
s9r [Colophon.] Incipit: ‘Extat hic finis Valerii Maximi peroptime emendati . . .’ The name of the editor is not mentioned.
Imprint: Venice: Johannes de Colonia and Johannes Manthen, 1474. 4°.
Collation: a10 b8 c12 d10 e12 f10 g–o8 p10 q8 r–s10.
Hain: HC *15776;
Goff: Goff V‑26;
BMC: BMC V 230;
Proctor: Pr 4290;
Others: BSB‑Ink V‑13; CIBN V‑17; Sheppard 3460.
Copy number: V-010(1)
Wanting the blank leaf s10.
Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf; bound for Kloß. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Author's name written along the upper edge in black ink. Internal parchment reinforcement guards.
Size: 286 × 216 × 47 mm.
Size of leaf: 280 × 198 mm.
Frequent marginal notes in a c.1500 German hand, supplying, in red ink, book and section numbers in the upper margin and headings structuring the text; and in brown ink, brackets, paragraph marks, and comments on and corrections to the text. A later smaller German hand supplies notes in dark brown ink, including three dots and tail, brackets, pointing hands, and corrections to and comments on the text. Pencilled bookseller's number ‘2584-372' on the front pastedown.
On a3r a five-line initial is supplied in black ink. Elsewhere two- to three-line initials and a few paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue ink.
Provenance: Bernardus Adelmann von Adelmannsfelden (1457-1523); inscription on a1r: ‘Pertinet ad PP. Franciscanos Gamundiae. Ex Biblioth. Adelmannica empta'. Schwäbisch-Gmünd, Bavaria, Conventual Franciscans, S. Ludovicus; see above inscription. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 3794. purchased for £1. 8. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 28.
SHELFMARK: Auct. P 5.21.
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