Valerius Maximus, Gaius
Facta et dicta memorabilia (ed. Bonus Accursius).
Analysis of Content
[a2r] Accursius, Bonus: [Letter addressed to] Franciscus Simoneta. ‘Magnifico equiti aurato et sapientissimo ac ducali secretario Ciccho Simonetae'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uo magis de te ac tuis praestantissimis summisque uirtutibus cogito . . .’ Accursius' letter includes a commentary on Valerius Maximus' preface and references to his editing of the text.
[a3r] [Table.] ‘Rubricae'. Incipit: ‘Capitula primi libri. De religione . . .’
[a4r] Valerius Maximus, [Gaius]: ‘Prologus' [dedicating the work to] Tiberius Caesar. Edited by Bonus Accursius, as stated in his letter. V. Max. Proem.
[a4r] Valerius, Maximus, [Gaius]: Facta et dicta memorabilia. ‘Factorum et dictorum memoralium(!)'. ‘De cultu deorum'. Edited by Bonus Accursius, as stated in his letter. V. Max. See CTC V 302.
[aa1r] [Preface to the table.] Incipit: ‘[U]t haec tabula Valerii cuilibet prosit . . .’
[aa1v] [Table.] Incipit: ‘[A]bsoluit deus innocentes miraculis quae ostendit . . .’
Imprint: Milan: Antonius Zarotus, 26 Oct. 1475. Folio.
Collation: [a–p8 q10 aa bb8 cc6].
Hain: HC *15777;
Goff: Goff V‑27;
BMC: BMC VI 713;
Proctor: Pr 5792;
Others: BSB‑Ink V‑14; CIBN V‑18; Sheppard 4839.
Copy number: V-011(1)
Binding: Eighteenth-century French gold-tooled mottled and speckled calf; bound by Mouillié. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Seven-panelled spine featuring framed bird tool. Gilt title on red leather label in the second panel, imprint and date on green leather label in the third panel. Gilt-edged leaves. Marbled pastedowns. On the verso of the front endleaf a label reading “Relié par MOUILLIE Rue S. Jacques, Hôtel de la Couture, No. 65” [the 5 is in pen and the original engraved figure was probably 69]; salmon pink silk bookmark. See Barber, ‘Baroque to Neoclassicism', no. 39.
Size: 328 × 238 × 42 mm.
Size of leaf: 319 × 222 mm.
On [a1r] two notes in a contemporary French hand: ‘Item iiiis dcc u L[ ]ua ‘. Roman leaf numbers supplied in a sixteenth-century(?) hand.
Two- to five-line initials are supplied in alternate red or blue, some with reserved white decoration.
Provenance: Franciscus de Bonetis (fifteenth century); inscription on [a1r] ‘Francischus de Bonetis S. P. D.' Purchased for £3. 4. 0; see Books Purchased (1790), 8.
SHELFMARK: Auct. N 4.1.
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