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Bod-Inc: V-024

Valerius Maximus, Gaius

Facta et dicta memorabilia (comm. 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 . . .', See V‑019.

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.

a4r Valerius Maximus, [Gaius]: ‘Prologus' [dedicating the work to] Tiberius Caesar. V. Max. Proem.

a4r Valerius Maximus, [Gaius]: Facta et dicta memorabilia. ‘De cultu deorum'. V. Max.

[rum]9v ‘Registrum'.


Imprint: Venice: Bartholomaeus de Zanis, 22 Mar. 1497. Folio.


Collation: a–z & [con]8 [rum]10.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: iv00042000

Hain: H *15795;

Goff: Goff V‑42.

BMC: BMC V 433;

Proctor: Pr 5337;

Others: BSB‑Ink V‑24; Hillard 2035; Sheppard 4173.

LCN: 14800481


Copy number: V-024(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [rum]10.

Binding: Eighteenth-century half parchment over marbled paper boards. Sprinkled red-edged leaves.

Size: 306 × 211 × 35 mm.

Size of leaf: 294 × 190 mm.

Two- to three-line German initials are supplied in red or blue. Capitals are touched with yellow.

Provenance: Purchased by Heber for £0. 15. 6, according to the price in red ink in Heber's sale catalogue. Richard Heber (1773-1833); see Catalogue, 9 (1836), lot 3199; paper label at the tail of the spine. Purchased for £0. 8. 0; see Books Purchased (1836), 34.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 3.10.

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