Vergilius Maro, Publius
Analysis of Content
[a2r] [Vergilius Maro, Publius: Bucolica.] Verg. Ecl. On the transmission of Eclogues, Georgics, and Aeneid see V‑072. Venier 48-50 discusses the relationship between the texts in this edition and those in V‑072, concluding that the better text in V‑073 is independent of that in V‑072, and reflects the use of different manuscript sources. The descendants of this edition are discussed at Venier 50.
[a12r] Ovidius Naso, Publius [pseudo-: Argumentum in verse]. Incipit: ‘[Q]uid faciat laetas segetes quae sidera seruet | Agricola ut facilem terram proscindat aratris'; 4 hexameters. See V‑072.
[a12r] [Vergilius Maro, Publius: Georgica addressed to Gaius] Maecenas. Verg. G.
[d7r] [Second argumentum in verse.] Incipit: ‘[P]rimus habet Libycam ueniant ut Troes in urbem | Edocet excidium Troiae clademque secundus'; 12 hexameters. See V‑072.
[d7r] [Second argumentum in verse.] Incipit: ‘[A]eneas primo Libye depellitur oris | Vir magnus bello nulli pietate secundus'. See V‑072.
[d7r] [Vergilius Maro, Publius pseudo-: Epigramma.] Incipit: ‘[I]lle [ego] qui quondam gracili modulatus auena | Carmen et egressus siluis uicina coegi'; 4 hexameters. See V‑072.
[d7r] Vergilius Maro: Aeneis. Verg. A.
[q8v] [Verse colophon.] See BMC.
Imprint: [Venice]: Vindelinus de Spira, 1470. Folio.
Collation: [a12 b–g10 h12 i–l10 m12 n o10 p q8].
Hain: C 6003;
Goff: Goff V‑150;
BMC: BMC V 154;
Proctor: Pr 4027;
Others: CIBN V‑103; Copinger, ‘Incunabula Virgiliana', 9; Davies–Goldfinch 2; Kallendorf 1; Mambelli 3 (incl. 662); Sheppard 3192. Microfiche: Unit 8: Printing in Italy before 1472: Part II, PI 98.
Copy number: V-073(1)
Wanting the blank leaf [a1].
Binding: Late eighteenth/early nineteenth-century gold-tooled, stained, and sprinkled sheep. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; red-edged leaves; blue marbled pastedowns; blue silk bookmark.
Size: 336 × 234 × 46 mm.
Size of leaf: 326 × 216 mm.
An early sixteenth-century Italian hand supplies a few pointing hands, ‘nota' marks, and headings.
On [a2r] text surrounded by a full border: a thick white branch-work pattern, with the bands at the forks of the branches painted yellow, on a ground supplied in red and blue with silver dotting. In the lower margin within a branch-work circle, coat of arms depicted in miniature. On [q8v] a coat of arms: azure, two maces saltire-wise argent(?) between four fleur-de-lis argent (or or?); see Pächt and Alexander II, 115 no. pr. 152. In the inner margin the branch-work extends into the text area to incorporate a four-line initial ‘T' (sketched). Elsewhere two- to five-line initials are supplied in red or blue.
Provenance: Unidentified coat of arms (see above). Congregation of Fanano, diocese of Nonantola(?); inscription on [a2r]: ‘Cong[regation]is [ ] fanani 1696'. Sir Mark Masterman Sykes (1771-1823); book-plate on the front pastedown; sale (1824), part III, lot 1035; paper label on spine; purchased for £105; see Books Purchased (1824), 11.
SHELFMARK: Auct. L 5.13.
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