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Bod-Inc: V-023

Valerius Maximus, Gaius

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


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.] ‘Valerius Maximus cum commento Oliuerii Arzignanensis Vicentini'.

a1v Brutus, Petrus: [Letter addressed to] Oliverius Arzignanensis. Incipit: ‘[L]ectis litteris tuis, doctissime Oliueri, mecum coepi animo uolutare . . .’ In this letter Brutus criticizes the commentary falsely ascribed to Leonicenus.

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.

a3r [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 ‘Compendiosa Vita Valerii Maximi.’ Incipit: ‘Valerius Maximus ciuis Romanus patricio genere natus . . .’ expl: potest afferri.

a3v [Table.] ‘Rubricae'. Incipit: ‘Primi libri. De seruata religione . . .’

a4r [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.

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

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

[rum]9r ‘Registrum Cartharum'.


Imprint: Venice: [Philippus Pincius], 16 July 1494. Folio.


Collation: a–z & [con]8 [rum]10.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: iv00041000

Hain: HC Addenda *15793 (21 July);

Goff: Goff V‑41;

BMC: BMC V 496;

Proctor: Pr 5303;

Others: BSB‑Ink V‑23; Sheppard 4393.

LCN: 14800533


Copy number: V-023(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [rum]10.

Binding: Eighteenth-century calf, the spine gold-tooled. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Sprinkled red-edged leaves. Manuscript numbers ‘31' and ‘574'(?) on small square paper labels at head of spine.

Size: 315 × 223 × 34 mm.

Size of leaf: 310 × 205 mm.

The number ‘1- 1- 6' in brown ink on torn stub of front endleaf.

On a4r a five-line initial ‘U' is supplied in blue, on a ground of red pen-work, with extensions into the inner margin, the space within the body of the letter also filled with red pen-work. Paragraph marks and underlining are supplied in red; capital strokes in red; initials are coloured in red.

Provenance: Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke (1690-1764); book-plate. Purchased for £0. 2. 6; see Books Purchased (1792), where date given as 1484, 1.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 4.5.

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