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Vergilius Maro, Publius

Opera, et al.


Analysis of Content

a1r Vergilius Maro, Publius: Bucolica. ‘Ad G. Asinium Pollionem consulari dignitate fulgentem. Aegloga prima dicta Tityrus. Collocutores Meliboeus. Tityrus'. Verg. Ecl. On the transmission of Eclogues, Georgics, and Aeneid see V‑072.

b2v [Ovidius Naso, Publius pseudo-]: Argumentum [in verse]. ‘In primum librum Georgicon'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uid faciat laetas segetes quo sidera seruet | Agricola ut facilem terram proscindat aratris'. See V‑072.

b2v Vergilius Maro, Publius: Georgica [addressed to Gaius] Maecenas. G.

e6r Ovidius Naso, [Publius pseudo-: Argumentum in verse]. ‘Epilogus'. Incipit: ‘[P]rimus habet Libycam ueniant ut Troes in urbem | Edocet excidium Troiae clademque secundus'. See V‑072.

e6r [Second argumentum in verse.] Incipit: ‘[A]eneas primo Libye depellitur oris | Vir magnus bello nulli pietate secundus'. See V‑072.

e6r Ovidius Naso, [Publius pseudo-]: ‘Carmen. Tetrastichon'. Incipit: ‘Qualis bucolicis quantus tellure domanda | Vitibus arboribusque apibus pecorique satisque'. See V‑072.

e6v Vergilius Maro, Publius: Aeneis. Verg. A.

x1v Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-]: Copa. See V‑072.

x2r Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-]: Moretum. See V‑072.

x3v Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-]: Dirae. See V‑072.

x5v Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-; Ausonius]: Est et non. See V‑072.

x6r Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-; Ausonius]: Vir bonus. See V‑072.

x6v Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-]: Rosae. See V‑072.

x7r Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-]: Culex. See V‑072.

y4r [Vergilius Maro, Publius pseudo-: Priapea.] Poetae Latini Minores, II.2, ed. F. Vollmer, (Leipzig, 1923), 43-70, nos. I–LXXXI. In this edition poem 25 is joined to poem 26, poem 27 to poem 28, poem 34 to 35, poem 40 is joined to poem 41, poem 69 to poem 70, poem 73 to poem 74, and poem 80 with 81. Poem 68 is divided after verse 8 and verse 9 begins a new poem 68a.


Imprint: [Milan: Johannes Antonius, de Honate, c.1478]. Folio.

Remarks: Pr assigns to [Philippus de Lavagnia].


Collation: a10 b–x8 y12.


ISTC: iv00160900

Hain: C 6002;

BMC: BMC VI 740;

Proctor: Pr 5869;

Others: BSB‑Ink V‑111; Copinger, ‘Incunabula Virgiliana', 8; Davies–Goldfinch 25; Mambelli 18; Sheppard 4920.

LCN: 14694542


Copy number: V-080(1)

Binding: Contemporary German (unidentified, Kyriß workshop no. 161) blind-tooled calf over wooden boards with bevelled edges. Remains of two metal clasps and two catches. On both covers triple fillets form a double intersecting frame; within the outer frame are alternate lozenge-shaped and round stamps, a floral design and an eagle, interspersed with a star stamp; the inner rectangle is divided by triple fillets into lozenge-shaped compartments, with the upper and lower containing two star stamps and a round stamp of an eagle, and the other two compartments containing two star stamps. For the stamps see Kyriß, pl. 323 nos 1-2, 5-6. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Sewn on three bands. Manuscript title in a seventeenth-century(?) hand on a square paper label at head of spine. Manuscript number ‘5', upside down, on a square paper label at the tail of the spine. Light blue endleaves, added in the eighteenth century. Parchment internal reinforcement guards.

Size: 342 × 240 × 61 mm.

Size of leaf: 332 × 235 mm.

Pastedowns are leaves from a fifteenth-century German manuscript of Boethius, De consolatione philosophiae, with a gloss. Leaf on the front pastedown, incipit: ‘in mali poena contraria parte . . .'; explicit: ‘ . . . aestimare non possis. Avaritia' (272); and incipit: ‘haeretque profecto semen . . .'; explicit: ‘ . . . minime dubitandum putabas. Ne nunc quidem' (243-6). Leaf on the rear pastedown: incipit: ‘Detrahat si quis superbis . . .'; explicit: ‘qui careat bono quare probos' (269-71); and incipit: ‘negari inquam nequit. Atqui Deus . . .', explicit: ‘ . . . quem iure beatitudinis potentissimum esse' (245).

Frequent marginal and interlinear notes in a contemporary German hand, supplying pointing hands, and brackets, synonyms, corrections, and comments on the text (e.g. ‘Prometheus Pasiphen vxorem mi | nois captam amore | iuuenci. Item Pratides . . . pasturam ‘), and extracting key words. On recto of front endleaf elegiac distichs on the death of Elisabeth of Bavaria, wife of Ernest, Elector of Saxony (1484), entitled ‘Epitaphium uxoris Ernesti ducis'; incipit: ‘Qui transis titulum ne sit graue cerne sepulcrum | Que fuerint in fine delicieque lege | Hec est Elisabet quam clara Bauaria dat | Progenie illustri sangwine orta ducum'; 11 elegiac distichs. Bibliographical notes in a late seventeenth/early eighteenth-century German hand on a1r; also on the verso of the front endleaf, apparently in the hand of Kloß. Below this note is a slip of paper containing further bibliographical notes, on the printer of this edition, signed ‘Hessels' [presumably the bibliographer Jan Hendrik Hessels (1836-1926)], and dated 5 June 1869.

Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); notes (see above). Purchased for £73. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1826), 17, where the edition is recorded as ‘Ven., V. de Spira, 1473'.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N inf. 2.19.

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