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Vergilius Maro, Publius



Analysis of Content

[a2r] Vergilius Maro, Publius: Bucolica. Verg. Ecl. On the transmission of Eclogues, Georgics, and Aeneid see V‑072. For this edition see Venier 38-41, at 39 on the texts, and at 40-1 on its affiliations with Cologne: Ulrich Zell, c.1470, and Louvain: J. Paderborn, 1475. For the dating see Venier, 38-9 and n. 31, with further reference given there.

[b5r] Ovidius Naso, Publius [pseudo-: Argumentum in verse]. ‘In libros Georgicorum'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uid faciat laetas segetes quae sidera seruet | Agricola ut facilem terram proscindat aratris'; 4 hexameters. See V‑072.

[b5v] Vergilius Maro, Publius: Georgica [addressed to Gaius] Maecenas. Verg. G.

[f1v] ‘Argumentum in libros Eneidum'. Incipit: ‘Primus habet Libicam ueniant ut Troes in urbem | Et docet excidium Troie clademque secundus'; 12 hexameters. See V‑072.

[f1v] [Second argumentum in verse.] ‘Argumentum primi libri Eneidum'. Incipit: ‘Eneas primo Libie depellitur horis | Vir magnus bello nulli pietate secundus'; 12 hexameters. See V‑072.

[f2r] Vergilius Maro, Publius: Aeneis. Verg. A.


Imprint: [Strasbourg: Johann Mentelin, c.1470]. Folio.


Collation: [a–d10 e8+1 f–p10 q10+1 r–v10 x8].


ISTC: iv00151000

Hain: C 5996;

Goff: Goff V‑151;

BMC: BMC I 54;

Proctor: Pr 219;

Others: BSB‑Ink V‑106; CIBN V‑104; Copinger, ‘Incunabula Virgiliana', 1; Davies–Goldfinch 3; Mambelli 2; Rhodes 1823; Sheppard 147.

LCN: 14695293


Copy number: V-074(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [a1].

The upper margins have been made good throughout.

Binding: Eighteenth-century red morocco; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; bound for the Library in London by Walther or Kalthoeber. Gilt-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns; pale green silk bookmark.

Size: 320 × 225 × 53 mm.

Size of leaf: 310 × 206 mm.

An early hand has supplied some interlinear and marginal annotations to Verg. A. 3, mainly synonyms, paraphrases, and longer comments on the text; leaf signatures, most cropped; and on [x8v], in a tiny hand, a list of references.

On [a2r] a six-line initial ‘T' is supplied in red with black pen-work decoration within the body of the letter. Elsewhere three- to seven-line initials are supplied in red. The text is enclosed within red rules.

Provenance: Edward Bernard (1638-1697); Wanley's list, p. 6, no. 521. Among the books purchased in 1697 from Bernard's widow.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 2.25.

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