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Bod-Inc: V-021

Valerius Maximus, Gaius

Facta et dicta memorabilia (comm. and ed. Oliverius Arzignanensis).


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.] ‘Valerio Maximo.’

a2r Oliverius Arzignanensis: [Letter addressed to] Petrus Brutus, Bishop of Kotor. Incipit: ‘[Q]uamquam mihi negatum erat ocium, Reverendissime Pater . . .’ Oliverius introduces both his editing of the text and his commentary. On this preface see V‑017.

a2v [List of 120 ancient authors referred to in the commentary.] ‘Quos . . . sum auctores imitatus . . . numero supra centum et uiginti omnes hic breuiter collecti'. Incipit: ‘Plinius de historia naturali, Plinus de uiris illustribus . . .’

a3r Brutus, Petrus: [Letter addressed to] Oliverius Arzignanensis. Incipit: ‘[L]ectis litteris tuis, doctissime Oliueri, mecum coepi animo uolutare . . .’ See V‑019.

a4r ‘Compendiosa Vita Valerii Maximi.’ Incipit: ‘Valerius Maximus ciuis Romanus patricio genere natus . . .’ expl: potest afferri.

a4v [Table.] ‘Rubricae'. Incipit: ‘Primi libri. De seruata religione . . .’

2a1r [Oliverius Arzignanensis: Commentary on Facta et dicta memorabilia.] Incipit: ‘  “[U]rbis Romae exterarumque gentium facta simul ac dicta memoratu digna . . .” [V. Max. 1. 1. 1] In hac praefatione Valerius seruat quod proprium est exordii . . .’ See V‑019.

2a1r Valerius Maximus, [Gaius]: ‘Prologus' [dedicating the work to] Tiberius Caesar. Edited by Oliverius Arzignanensis as stated in his preface. V. Max. Proem.

2a1v Valerius Maximus, [Gaius]: Facta et dicta memorabilia. ‘De cultu deorum'. Edited by Oliverius Arzignanensis as stated in his preface. V. Max.

G4r ‘Registrum huius uoluminis'.


Imprint: Venice: Guilelmus Anima Mia, Tridinensis, 12 Aug. 1491. Folio.


Collation: a4 2a–y Z & A–D8 E–F6 G4.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: iv00039000

Hain: HC *15791;

Goff: Goff V‑39;

BMC: BMC V 412;

Proctor: Pr 5114;

Others: BSB‑Ink V‑21; CIBN V‑27; Oates 2009; Rhodes 1787; Sheppard 4105.

LCN: 14800537


Copy number: V-021(1)

Leaf a1 backed.

Binding: Seventeenth-century calf, rebacked. The title in gilt on the spine. Red-edged leaves.

Size: 312 × 215 × 42 mm.

Size of leaf: 298 × 199 mm.

A sixteenth-century hand supplies few corrections to the text of the ‘Vita', and sparse marginal notes, extracting key words from Oliverius' commentary. On the front pastedown the pencilled notes ‘qt/x' and £1. 1. 0.

Provenance: Inscription (of a religious institution?) erased. Purchased for £1. 1. 0; see Books Purchased (1841), 39.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 2.19.

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