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Bod-Inc: V-047

Varro, Marcus Terentius

De lingua latina (ed. Julius Pomponius Laetus and Franciscus Rolandellus).


Analysis of Content

a1r [Laetus, Julius] Pomponius: [Letter addressed to Bartholomaeus] Platina. Incipit: ‘M. Terentius Varro togatorum literatissimus . . .’ See V‑045.

a1v [Index uerborum.] Incipit: ‘[A]ctus, Ambitus, Agrorum genera . . .’

br Varro, M[arcus] Terentius: De lingua latina [addressed to Marcus Tullius] Cicero. Edited by Julius Pomponius Laetus and Franciscus Rolandellus, as stated in the letter and endnote. Var. L. Books 8-10 are presented as a separate work entitled ‘Analogiae liber primus quae dicantur cur non sit analogia'. For this edition and Rolandellus' contribution see CTC IV 457. On the work see V‑045.

h4r [Note on Laetus and Rolandellus as editors.] Incipit: ‘Si quispiam tertio loco fragmentis Varronis . . ..’ Laetus appears to have edited book I, Rolandellus book II.


Imprint: [Venice: Printer of Pomponius Mela, c.1478]. Folio.

Remarks: Often found with Sextus Pompeius Festus, De verborum significatione (Goff F‑145) and Nonius Marcellus, De proprietate latini sermonis (Goff N‑266).


Collation: a6 b–g8.6 h4.


ISTC: iv00097000

Hain: HC *15854;

Goff: Goff V‑97;

BMC: BMC V 262;

Proctor: Pr 7412;

Others: BSB‑Ink V‑58; Sheppard 3589.

LCN: 14800986


Copy number: V-047(1)

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century mottled calf. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 295 × 213 × 2 mm.

Size of leaf: 288 × 198 mm.

Pencilled number ‘46' on a1r.

Provenance: Note on a1r in brown ink: ‘Purchased of Thorpe 1827'; not identified in Catalogue (1827). A Varro c.1478 was purchased in 1832; see ‘Catalogus Bibliothecae Novae', fol. 58r; not listed in Books Purchased (1832).

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 5.22.

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