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Bod-Inc: V-018

Valerius Maximus, Gaius

Facta et dicta memorabilia (comm. Omnibonus Leonicenus).


Analysis of Content

[*1v] [Table.] ‘Rubrice'. Incipit: ‘Capitula primi libri. De religione . . .’

[*2v] ‘Valerii Vita.’ Incipit: ‘[V]alerius Maximus patricius Romanus fuit . . .’ See V‑017.

a1r [Omnibonus Leonicenus pseudo-; Pallacinus: Commentary on Facta et dicta memorabilia.] Incipit: ‘  “[U]rbis Romae exterarumque gentium” [V. Max. 1. 1. 1] primo quidem domestica dicta . . .’ See V‑017. For this edition see CTC V 363.

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

a1v Valerius Maximus, [Gaius]: Facta et dicta memorabilia. ‘De cultu deorum'. V. Max.

[rum6r] [Colophon.] ‘Opus Valerii Maximi cum Omniboni Leoniceni . . .’


Imprint: Venice: [Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio?, not after 1485]. Folio.


Collation: [*2] a b8 c6 d–z & [con]8 [rum]6.


ISTC: iv00035000

Hain: H *15785;

Goff: Goff V‑35;

BMC: BMC V 352;

Proctor: Pr 4504;

Others: BSB‑Ink V‑17; Sheppard 3916.

LCN: 14802574


Copy number: V-018(1)

Binding: Sixteenth-century(?) quarter parchment over twentienth-century wooden boards with bevelled edges. Sixteenth-century metal clasps hinged from lower to upper, and metal catches. Faded manuscript title on spine, now covered with manuscript title on paper label.

Size: 325 × 218 × 56 mm.

Size of leaf: 313 × 205 mm.

Frequent marginal notes in a late fifteenth-century hand, extracting key words and personal names. Copious marginal and interlinear notes in a sixteenth-century hand, probably Swiss, summarizing passages of the commentary and providing brackets, paragraph marks, and corrections to the text (some by erasure).

Provenance: Ambrosius Zaglio(?) (fl. 1598); ‘1598 MDIIC | Ambroso Zaglio/Zagho(?)' in brown ink on [*1r]. Grandson, Switzerland, Canton de Vaud, Reformed Franciscans; inscription on [*1r]: ‘Pertinet ad Coenobium S[anc]ti Fran[cis]ci Granci Prum Ref[ormator]um', with shelfmarks: ‘L.22', ‘H.59'(?), and ‘T.71' on [*1r], and ‘37', ‘68' on a1r. William Ridler; ‘Ridler 1883' in pencil on [*1r]. Sheppard records that this item was purchased in 1883 (presumably from Ridler), but it has not been identified in Library Bills.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 3.31.

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