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Bod-Inc: V-010

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.


ISTC: iv00026000

Hain: HC *15776;

Goff: Goff V‑26;

BMC: BMC V 230;

Proctor: Pr 4290;

Others: BSB‑Ink V‑13; CIBN V‑17; Sheppard 3460.

LCN: 14801156


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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