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Vergilius Maro, Publius

Opera, et al. (ed. Johannes Andreae, Bishop of Aleria).

 

Analysis of Content

[A2r] [Bussis], Johannes Andreas [de: Prefatory letter addressed to] Paulus II, Pont. Max. Bussi, 41-3 no. VIII A. On Bussi as editor see Bussi, p. xxxix. See also Matteo Venier, Per una storia del testo di Virgilio nella prima età del libro a stampa (1469-1519) (Udine, 2001), 27-71, at 28-9, where the date of the edition is also discussed; at 30-7, on the late humanist manuscript(s) as the probable direct textual source; at 27, 41-8 for this edition as the source for subsequent editions; and at 136-7 providing a stemma of editions.

[A3v] [Table.] Incipit: ‘P. Virgilii Maronis. Culex. Lusimus . . .’

[A4r] Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-]: Culex. Appendix Vergiliana, ed. W. V. Clausen (Oxford, 1966), 19-36. On the traditional ascription of authorship to Vergilius see OCD 130. On the transmission of the poems travelling under the title ‘Appendix Vergiliana', namely Dirae, Culex, Aetna, Copa, Elegia in Maecenatem, Ciris, Catalepton, Priapea, and Moretum, see M. D. Reeve ‘Appendix Vergiliana', in Texts and Transmission, 437-40, with reference to two manuscript sources for this edition at 439; M. D. Reeve, ‘The Textual Transmission of the Appendix Vergiliana’, Maia, 28 (1976), 233-54, at 234, 239, 245 for the textual affiliations of Vindob.3108 and Laur.Gadd.90 inf.12 (57b) in this edition, and with an index of early printed editions at 254. See also OCD 129-30.

[B1v] Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-]: Dirae. AV 5. See OCD 129.

[B3v] Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-]: Copa. AV 81-2.

[B4v] Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-; Ausonius]: Est et non. Prete 97 no. 3 (Green 106 no. 21); AV 173; Riese 645. The poems in this edition that have been edited by Riese and/or Baehrens were transmitted as part of the Anthologia Latina corpus.

[B4v] Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-; Ausonius]: Vir bonus. Prete 95 no. 2 (Green 105 no. 20); AV 167-8. See Henkel, Schultexte, 314.

[B5r] Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-; Ausonius]: Rosae. Decimi Magni Ausonii Burdigalensis Opuscula, ed R. Peiper (Leipzig, 1886), 409; Green 669 no. 3; AV 177-8.

[B5v] Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-]: Moretum. AV 158-63.

[B8v] Vergilius [Maro, Publius pseudo-]: ‘Versiculi Virgilii'. Incipit: ‘Nocte pluit tota redeunt spectacula mane | Diuisum imperium cum Ioue Caesar habes'; 1 elegiac distich. Riese 256. Often transmitted as part of the Anthologia Latina corpus.

[B8v] Vergilius [Maro, Publius pseudo-]: ‘Versiculi Virgilii'. Incipit: ‘Hos ego uersiculos feci tulit alter honorem | Sic uos non uobis mellificatis apes'; 1 elegiac distich followed by 3 pentameters. Riese 257. Often transmitted as part of the Anthologia Latina corpus.

[B8v] ‘Versus in Balistam latronem'. Riese 261. Often transmitted as part of the Anthologia Latina corpus.

[B8v] Ovidius Naso, Publius [pseudo-]: ‘Versus Ouidii.’ Incipit: ‘Qualis bucolicis quantus tellure domanda | Vitibus arboribusque apibus pecorique satisque'; 4 hexameters. Riese 2.1-4; Baehrens IV 173; Shackleton Bailey 2; see Schaller 12948.

[B8v] ‘Summa Virgilianae narrationis in tribus operibus'. Incipit: ‘Pastorum musam uario certamine promit | Ruris item dociles culturam carmine monstrat'; 17 hexameters. Riese 720a; Baehrens IV 177; see Walther 13796; Schaller 11724. Often transmitted as part of the Anthologia Latina corpus.

[a1r] Vergilius Maro, Publius: Bucolica. Verg. Ecl. See EV I 540. For the transmission of Eclogues, Georgics, and Aeneid see L. D. Reynolds in Texts and Transmission, 433-6.

[b3r] [Ovidius Naso, Publius pseudo-: Argumentum in verse.] Incipit: ‘[Q]uid faciat laetas segetes quae sydera seruet | Agricola ut facilem terram proscindat aratris'; 4 hexameters. Riese 654; Baehrens IV 444; Shackleton Bailey 2/I; see Schaller 13463. An ‘argumentum' precedes each Georgic.

[b3r] Vergilius Maro, Publius: Georgica [addressed to Gaius] Maecenas. Verg. G. See EV II 664-98.

[e2v] [Argumentum in verse.] Incipit: ‘[P]rimus habet Libycam ueniant ut Troes in urbem | Edocet excidium Troiae clademque secundus'; 12 hexameters. Riese 634; Baehrens IV 151; see Schaller 12542. An argumentum precedes each book of Aeneis. On the argumenta for Aeneis and their manuscript sources see Venier 35.

[e2v] [Second argumentum in verse.] Incipit: ‘[E]neas primo Libye depellitur oris | Vir magnus bello nulli pietate secundus'; 11 hexameters. Baehrens IV 176, v.1 and Baehrens IV 162; Shackleton Bailey I/1; see Schaller 363 and 17275. Often transmitted as part of the Anthologia Latina corpus.

[e2v] [Vergilius Maro, Publius pseudo-: Epigramma.] Incipit: ‘[I]lle ego qui quondam gracili modulatus auena | Carmen et egressus siluis uicina coegi'; 4 hexameters. Vitae Vergilianae Antiquae, ed. C. Hardie (Oxford, 1966), 16 and 23; see Walther, Initia, 8699; Schaller 7713. Often transmitted as part of the Anthologia Latina corpus.

[e2v] Vergilius Maro, Publius: Aeneis. Verg. A. See EV II 236-310.

[s5v] Sulpicius Carthaginensis: [Poem on the work]. Incipit: ‘Iusserat haec rapidis aboleri carmina flammis | Virgilius Phrygium quae cecinere ducem'; 3 elegiac distichs. Riese 653n.; Baehrens IV 182. On Virgil's wish that his Aeneid be burned.

[s5v] Caesar Augustus [pseudo-]: ‘Exclamatio in iussum Virgilii pro Aeneidis combustione'. Incipit: ‘Ergo ne supremis potuit uox improba uerbis | Tam dirum mandare nephas? ergo ibit in ignes?'; hexameters. Riese 672.

[s6r] Palladius: [Epitaphium Vergilii]. ‘Epitaphia virorum illustrium'. Riese 518; Baehrens IV 122; see Schaller 2577. Riese and Baehrens list this and the following 14 poems as part of the Carmina XII sapientum.

[s6r] Asclepiades: [Epitaphium Vergilii]. Riese 507; Baehrens IV 120; see Walther, Initia, 19305; Schaller 16396.

[s6r] Eusebius: [Epitaphium Vergilii]. Riese 508; Baehrens IV 121; see Schaller 17115.

[s6r] Pompelianus: [Epitaphium Vergilii]. Riese 509; Baehrens IV 121; see Schaller 13330.

[s6r] Maximianus: [Epitaphium Vergilii]. Riese 510; Baehrens IV 121; see Schaller 1981.

[s6r] Vitalis: [Epitaphium Vergilii]. Riese 511; Baehrens IV 121; see Schaller 9268.

[s6r] Basilius: [Epitaphium Vergilii]. Riese 512; Baehrens IV 121; see Schaller 13384.

[s6r] Asmodianus: [Epitaphium Vergilii]. Riese 513; Baehrens IV 121; see Schaller 11725.

[s6r] Vovianus: [Epitaphium Vergilii]. Riese 514; Baehrens IV 121; see Schaller 28.

[s6r] Eugenius: [Epitaphium Vergilii]. Riese 515; Baehrens IV 121; see Schaller 1760.

[s6v] Iulianus: [Epitaphium Vergilii]. Riese 516; Baehrens IV 122; see Schaller 6324.

[s6v] Hilasius: [Epitaphium Vergilii]. Riese 517; Baehrens IV 122; see Schaller 11719.

[s6v] [Epitaphium Vergilii.] ‘Aliud'. Riese 158; Baehrens IV 310; see verses 1-2 of Schaller 15716.

[s6v] [Epitaphium Vergilii]. ‘Aliud'. Riese 158; Baehrens IV 310; see verses 3-4 of Schaller 15716.

[s6v] Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-: Epitaphium Vergilii]. Riese I/2, 62; Baehrens IV 120; Vitae Vergilianae Antiquae, ed. Hardie, 14, 27, 37. See Walther, Initia, 10656; Schaller 9267; also A. Sottili ‘Codici del Petrarca nella Germania occidentale', Italia Medioevale e Umanistica, 15 (1972), 361-423, at 416.

[s6v] Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-]: ‘De proprietate nonarum musarum'. Incipit: ‘Clio gesta canens transactis tempora reddit | Melpomene tragico proclamat maesta boatu'; 11 lines of hexameters. Riese 664; Baehrens III 243; see Walther, Initia, 2938; Schaller 2425.

[s6v] [Note on the Muses.] Incipit: ‘Clio historias invenit, Melpomene tragoedias, Talia comoedias, Euterpe tibias, Terpsicore psalterium, Eratho geometriam, Calliope litteras, Urania astrologiam, Polymnia rhetoricam.’

[s6v] Vergilius [Maro, Publius pseudo-]: ‘Elegia in Mecoenatis obitu quae dicitur Virgilii cum non sit.’ AV 87-95. On the pseudo-Virgilian authorship and the transmission of this poem, see notes on the ‘Appendix Vergiliana' in this edition, [A4r].

[s9r] [Verse colophon addressed to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Aspicis, illustris lector, quicunque libellos | Si cupis artificium nomina nosse, lege'; 4 elegiac distichs. See Walther, Initia, 1610.

Imprint

Imprint: Rome: Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz, [1469]. Folio.

Collation

Collation: [A B8 a–s10].

Types: Type: 115 R.

Leaves: 196 leaves.

Line number: 36 lines ([A2r]).

Type area: Type area: 205 ×108 mm ([A2r]).

Remarks: Leaf [A2r]: ‘[ ]Loquētie ſplēdore: & rerū dignitate: locupletiorē | Virgilio Poetā: . . .'; [A3v]: ‘Io. An. Epiſcopi Alerienſiſ ad Paulū. ii. Venetum: | . . .'; [A4r], l. 10: ‘[ ]Vſimuſ Octaui gracili modulante Thalia. | . . .'; [s9r], COLOPHON: ‘Aſpiciſ illuſtriſ lector quicunqƺ libelloſ | Si cupiſ artificum nomina noſſe: lege. | Aſpera ridebiſ cognomina teutona: forſan | Mitiget arſ muſiſ inſcia uerba uirum. | Cōrarduſ ſuueynheym: Arnolduſ pānartzqƺ magiſtri | Rome impreſſerunt talia multa ſimul. | Petruſ cum fratre Franciſco maximuſ ambo | Huic operi optatam contribuere domum.'; [s9v] and [s10] blank.

References

ISTC: iv00149000

Hain: C 5999;

Goff: Goff V‑149;

Proctor: Pr 3301;

Others: CIBN V‑102; Copinger, ‘Incunabula Virgiliana', 5; Davies–Goldfinch 1; Mambelli 1; Sheppard 2613-14. Microfiche: Unit 8: Printing in Italy before 1472: Part II, PI 97.

LCN: 14695238

Copies

Copy number: V-072(1)

Wanting the gatherings containing the Priapea, the leaves [A8] and [p7], and sheet [a2.9], also the blank leaves [A1], [B8], [a1], and [s10].

Leaf [a2r] l. 3: ‘ . . . inuenient'.

Binding: Early nineteenth-century French/Italian gold-tooled red morocco, with double gold-tooled watered blue silk doublures; with paired bands. Enclosed in a wooden box covered with green moroco similarly gold-tooled, with chamois leather lining. Gilt-edged leaves. With the exception of the last four gatherings, most pages have been strengthened by overlaying with vegetal tissue which has now become very brittle.

Size: 325 × 233 × 61 mm.

Size of leaf: 315 × 214 mm.

The missing text of leaf [a2], Ecl. 1. 1-60, and of leaf [p7], A. 10. 97-272, is supplied on two leaves bound at the end in an early hand, apparently that of Antonius Mancinellus, to whom the book belonged at one time. Mancinellus' marginal annotations (see note in Cassano catalogue below) have been washed.

On [a2r] a sixteenth-century(?) Italian full border surrounds the text: within two gold bands a red floral pattern on a blue ground. In a wreath in the lower margin, a coat of arms: gules, a bend or, in chief a plate argent. On [e3v] a full border, again of sixteenth-century(?) Italian workmanship: within blue panels of different sizes a floral pattern is supplied in green and red on a gold ground, with punch-dotting. In a wreath in the lower margin, the figure of a winged(?) female deity holding an arrow in her right hand. In a narrow rectangular panel beneath the frame in the upper margin, the title: ‘ARGUMENTUM LIB. I AENEIDOS'; not in Pächt and Alexander. A six-line initial I, a four-line initial ‘A', and two-line initials ‘P' and ‘E' are supplied in red, each within a panel matching the style of the border. On [b3r] a six-line initial ‘Q' is supplied in red, with leaves supplied in green inside and outside the body of the initial, on a square gold ground with punch-dotting and gold foliate extensions into the inner margin, all edged with blue. Similar initials are supplied at the beginnings of the other books of Georgics and each book of Aeneid. Elsewhere two- to three-line initials are supplied in red or green on a square gold ground with punch-dotting, edged with blue. Poem titles, copied from the table on [A3v], and some running headings and paragraph marks are supplied in red ink.

Provenance: Unidentified coat of arms, see above. Antonius Mancinellus (1452-c.1505); see Cassano, Catalogo, 42: ‘dette carte sibi stato scritte dal Celebre Ant. Mancinelli, cui l'esemplare si apparteneva, ed in tutta l'opera vi sono a lato apposte dotte note autografe del sud. insigne uomo, quali egli pubblicò poi colle stampe nel 1498'. Unidentified Italian coat of arms (sixteenth century?); see above, decoration. Giuseppe Serra, Duca di Cassano († before 1826); see Catalogo, 42 and Spencer's sale catalogue. George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834); sale (1821), lot 331. Purchased for £63; see Books Purchased (1821), 14 and the annotated sale catalogue; in the sale catalogue it is inter alia stated that ‘this copy has the following imperfections. In the “Elegy upon the Death of Maecenas, supposed to have been composed by Virgil”, one leaf is wanting: together with two leaves in the Bucolics, and one leaf in the tenth book of the Aeneid. These are the only defects. This copy is fair and desirable, but in a tender state: from attempts having been made to wash certain portions of it.’

Former Bodleian shelfmarks: Auct. L 3.20; Auct. L 3.32.

SHELFMARK: Arch. B c.9.


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