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Bod-Inc: V-050

Vegetius, Flavius Renatus

Epitoma rei militaris.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] [Abstract of the work.] ‘Primo de quo agitur in uno quoque libro'. Incipit: ‘Primus liber lectionem edocet minorum . . .’ See V‑049.

[a2r] [Table.] ‘Capitula libri primi'. Incipit: ‘Romanos omnes gentes sola armorum exercitione uicisse . . .’ See V‑049.

[a1r] Vegetius, Flavius Renatus: Epitoma rei militaris [addressed to Theodosius I?]. ‘De ordinacione rei militaris Romaneque virtutis'. See V‑049 and Reeve, ‘Epitoma rei militaris’, 258-62 for the manuscript relations of the text in this edition. See also CTC VI 177 and Bühler, ‘Earliest Appearance'.


Imprint: [Cologne]: Nicolaus Götz, [c.1475]. Folio.


Collation: [a–d10].


ISTC: iv00106000

Hain: H 15911;

Goff: Goff V‑106;

Proctor: Pr 1126;

Others: BSB‑Ink V‑61; CIBN V‑66; Polain 3911; Sack, Freiburg, 3633; Sheppard 852; Voulliéme, Köln, 1201.

LCN: 14803038


Copy number: V-050(1)

Wanting the blank leaves [a1] and [d10].

Leaf [d8] is a cancel.

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century parchment.

Size: 288 × 217 × 13 mm.

Size of leaf: 285 × 210 mm.

A contemporary German hand supplies page references for the table and elsewhere, and manuscript foliation 357-94. Pencilled number ‘No 10' on [a1r]. Cutting from a printed map, used as a bookmark, with the numbers ‘1150' in brown ink and ‘L 10' in pencil.

Provenance: Purchased for £3. 3. 0; see Books Purchased (1851), 72.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q inf. 1.36

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