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Vergilius Maro, Publius

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Analysis of Content

a2r Vergilius Maro, Publius: Bucolica. Verg. Ecl. On the transmission of Eclogues, Georgics, and Aeneid see V‑072.

b1v Ovidius Naso, Publius [pseudo-: Argumentum in verse.] Incipit: ‘[Q]uid faciat laetas segetes quae sidera seruet | Agricola ut facilem terram proscindat aratris'. See V‑072.

b1v Vergilius Maro, Publius: Georgica [addressed to] Gaius] Maecenas. Verg. G.

d8v [Argumentum in verse.] ‘Quae contineantur duodecim Aeneidos libri'. Incipit: ‘[P]rimus habet Libycam ueniant ut Troies in urbem | Edocet excidium Troiae clademque secundus'. See V‑072.

e1r Ovidius Naso, [Publius; pseudo-: Argumentum in verse.] ‘Epilogus'. Incipit: ‘[P]rimus habet Lybicam ueniant ut Troes in urbem; Edocet excidium Troiae clademque secundus'. See V‑072. The same text as the preceding, here ascribed to Ovid.

e1r [Second argumentum in verse.] Incipit: ‘[A]eneas primo Lybiae depellitur oris | Vir magnus bello nulli pietate secundus'. See V‑072.

e1r Ovidius Naso, [Publius; pseudo-]: Incipit: ‘[Q]ualis buccolicis quantus tellure domanda | Vitibus arboribusque satis pecorique apibusque'. See V‑072.

e1r [Vergilius Maro, Publius pseudo-: Epigramma.] Incipit: ‘[I]lle ego qui quondam gratili modulatus auena | Carmen et egressus siluis uicina coegi'. See V‑072.

e1v Vergilius Maro, Publius: Aeneis. Verg. A. The work is addressed to Augustus Caesar in the heading. The first book is interrrupted after verse 32 with `Capitulum primum in quo ostenditur tempestas quam Aeneas passus fuerit in mari siculo'.

u4r Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-]: Copa. See V‑072. On the pseudo-Vergilian authorship and the transmission of this poem, see notes on the ‘Appendix Vergiliana' in V‑072 [A4r].

u4v Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-]: Moretum. See V‑072.

u6r Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-]: Dirae. See V‑072.

u8r Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-; Ausonius]: Est et non. See V‑072.

u8v Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-; Ausonius]: Vir bonus.] See V‑072.

x1r [Vergilius Maro, Publius pseudo-: Rosae.] See V‑072.

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

x6r Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-: Priapea]. See V‑075. In this edition poem 21 is merged with 22; the last verse of 35 is joined to the first of poem 36; poem 40 is merged with 41; verse 9 of poem 68 begins a separate poem 68a; poem 69 is merged with 70, 73 with 74; poem 78 precedes 77; and poem 80 is joined to 81.

y5v Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-]: ‘De Herculis laboribus'. See V‑075. The initials ‘P. V. M.' in the heading attribute this poem to Vergilius. However, evidence for the transmission of this and the other epigrams headed ‘P. V. M.' in this edition as the work of Vergilius is slight.

y5v Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-]: ‘De littera y'. See V‑075.

y5v ‘De fortuna'. See V‑075.

y6r ‘De Orpheo'. See V‑075.

y6r ‘Tabula omnium quae continentur in hoc uolumine'.


Imprint: Parma: [Andreas Portilia], 27 Feb. 1482. Folio.


Collation: a b10 c–i l–x8 y6.

Types: Type: 99 R.

Leaves: 170 Leaves.

Line number: 44 lines.

Type area: 213 x 86 mm; guide-letters provided in capital spaces.

Remarks: Leaf a1 blank; a2r, l. 1: ‘tITYRE TV PATVLAE | recubans ſub tegmine fagi | Silueſtrem tenui muſam | meditaris auena. | . . .'; b1v, l. 5: ‘OVIDII Poete Tetraſtichō ī primū librū Georg. Virg. || qVid faciat lætas ſegetes . . .'; e1r, l. 43: P.Virgili Maronis Aeneidos Liber | Primus ad Auguſtum Cæſarem'; e1v, l. 1: ‘a RMA VIRUMq ƺ troiæ | qui primus ab oris . . .'; u4r, l. 27: ‘P. Virg. Maro. Aenei. Liber. xii. Foeliciter Finit. || P.Virg. Partheniæ Mantuani. Copa Incipit'; y6r, l. 27: ‘Tabula omniū quæ cōtinentur in hoc uoluīe | . . .'; l. 43: ‘Impreſſū parme. Anno. d.M.cccclxxxii tertio Kł. Martias.’


ISTC: iv00163300

Hain: C 6029 = 6024?;

Proctor: Pr 6852;

Others: Copinger, ‘Incunabula Virgiliana', 35 = 30?; Davies–Goldfinch 30; Mambelli 43; Sheppard 5647-8.

LCN: 14694510


Copy number: V-082(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1, and leaves a4 and a5; Copinger did not notice the imperfections of this copy, of which he gives an incorrect collation. Margin of y5 crudely strengthened with resulting foxing.

Binding: Early nineteenth-century quarter burgundy morocco (now faded), with stormont marbled paper on pasteboard and parchment corners; marbled pastedowns; thin green and white striped silk bookmark.

Size: 298 × 191 × 27 mm.

Size of leaf: 293 × 178 mm.

On y6v in a fifteenth-century cursive Italian hand the pseudo-Ovidian poem Pulex, here entitled ‘Ouidius de pulice incipit', incipit: ‘Parue pulex et amara lues inimica puellis | Carmine quo fingo intus ficta feror | . . .'; 19 elegiac distichs; see F. W. Lenz, ‘De Pulice Libellus', Maia, ns 14 (1962), 313. In the outer margin in a sixteenth-century Italian hand the notes: ‘piero Matteo | che tonemino . . . | francisco | fran[ ] | chaterina | Lisabetta'. Some annotations to Bucolica and Georgica in a c.1500 Italian hand, extracting personal names and key words, correcting the text, and supplying synonyms, grammatical notes, brackets, plentiful references to the Elder Pliny, Historia Naturalis, and to Theophrastus, περὶ φυτω̂ν ἱστορία . Leaf-numbering in brown ink in a sixteenth-century hand, and page-numbering in a second sixteenth-century hand, the second hand obliterating the first. A few annotations to Aeneid in a seventeenth-century hand, supplying corrections to the text.

On a2r a five-line initial ‘T' is supplied in blue ink.

Provenance: Bindacius Recasulanus (c.1444-1524); see Kristeller, Supplementum Ficinianum, I 124; inscription on a2r: ‘B[in]dacij Recasulani κτη̂μα καὶ τω̂ν Φιλω̂ν ’. Dimitrij Petrovich, Count Boutourlin (1763-1829); shelfmark no. 314, see Catalogue (1831); purchased at his sale for £2; see sale catalogue (1839), lot 1027 (marked down to ‘B'), and Books Purchased (1840), 32.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 3.17.

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