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Bod-Inc: V-012

Valerius Maximus, Gaius

Facta et dicta memorabilia, et al.


Analysis of Content

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

[a1v] Valerius Maximus, [Gaius]: Facta et dicta memorabilia. ‘Tituli primi libri'. ‘Capitulum i de religione'. V. Max.

[z6r] [Titius Probus, Gaius]: ‘In Epithoma decimi libri Prefatio'. Incipit: ‘[D]ecimus huius operis liber qui et ultimus . . .’ Explicit: epithoma representabat See V‑007.

[z6v] [Titius Probus, Gaius]: De praenominibus. ‘Decimi libri de prenomine Epithoma'. Incipit: ‘[V]arro simplicia in Italia fuisse nomina . . .’ See V‑007.

[z8r] [De dignitatibus, magistratibus et officiis Romanorum compendium.] Incipit: ‘[P]rimum imperium Romanum reges habuere . . .’

[A1r] [Introduction to the table of proper names.] ‘Prologus'. Incipit: ‘[C]irca tabulam Valerii de propriis nominibus est sciendum quod . . .’

[A2r] ‘Tabula super Valerium de propriis nominibus.’ Incipit: ‘[A]ccius poeta audax fuit, libro iii capitulum vii . . .’

[C8v] [Poem about the table of proper names.] Incipit: ‘Explicit ergo noua propriorum tabula lata | Et si non tota tamen est pars maxima nota'; 5 hexameters. The anonymous author of the poem, perhaps the editor, reveals that he was born in Bourges and studied in Paris.

[D1r] [Preface to subject table.] Incipit: ‘Ad intellectum tabule sciendum . . .’

[D1r] [Subject table.] ‘Tabula'. Incipit: ‘[A]bstinentia libro quarto capitulo tercio per totum . . .’


Imprint: Paris: [Au Soufflet Vert (Louis Symonel et Socii)], 1475. Folio.


Collation: [a–g10 h8 i–z A B10 C D8].


ISTC: iv00028000

Hain: HC 15778;

Goff: Goff V‑28;


Proctor: Pr 7905;

Others: CIBN V‑19; Oates 2900; Sheppard 6114.

LCN: 14802608


Copy number: V-012(1)

Binding: Seventeenth-century north European calf, rebacked. Seventeenth-century label bearing title in gilt on the front pastedown. Most leaves repaired.

Size: 254 × 194 × 62 mm.

Size of leaf: 246 × 177 mm.

One or two marginal pictographic notes in a contemporary hand, and the letters ‘SL' on [D8r]. In a late sixteenth-century French hand: ‘valerius maximus [ ]bus fin[ ] | quam [ ]ior'. The pencilled bookseller's number ‘3668-37' on front pastedown.

Provenance: Stephen Huffam (†1629); inscription on [a1r]: ‘Stephanus Huffam'. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 3795. Purchased for £1. 8. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 28.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N inf. 1.27.

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