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Vergilius Maro, Publius



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A1r [Title-page.] ‘Publii Virgilii Maronis Bucolica Georgica et Aeneidos libri duodecim'.

A2r Vergilius Maro, [Publius]: Bucolica. ‘Interlocutores Melibeus et Tytirus amici. Egloga prima. Melibeus'. Verg. Ecl. On the transmission of Eclogues, Georgics, and Aeneid see V‑072.

aa1r [Title-page for Georgica.]

aa2r Ovidius [Naso, Publius pseudo-]: ‘Carmina'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uid faciat laetas segetes quo sidera seruet | Agricola ut facilem terram proscindat aratris'. See V‑072.

aa2r Vergilius Maro, Publius: Georgica [addressed to Gaius] Maecenas. Verg. G.

a1r [Title-page for Aeneis.]

a1v [Argumentum in verse.] ‘Quae contineant duodecim Eneidos libri'. Incipit: ‘[P]rimus habet Libycam ueniant ut Troes in urbem | Edocet excidium Troiae clademque secundus'. See V‑072.

a1v [Second argumentum in verse.] ‘Quae primo Aeneidos libro contineantur'. Incipit: ‘[A]eneas primo Libies appellitur oris | Vir magnus bello nulli pietate secundus'. See V‑072.

a2r [Vergilius Maro, Publius pseudo-: Epigramma.] Incipit: ‘[I]lle ego qui quondam gracili modulatus auena | Carmen et egressus siluis uicina coegi'. See V‑072.

a2r Vergilius Maro, Publius: Aeneis. Verg. A.


Imprint: Heidelberg: Heinrich Knoblochtzer, 1495. 4°.


Collation: A–C aa–hh a–z 2A–L8 M10.

Types: Types: 150, 160*, 80B (leaded); capital spaces.

Leaves: 370 leaves.

Line number: 19 lines (A3r).

Type area: Type area: 154 ×69 mm (A3r).

Remarks: Leaf A1r, title: ‘Publij Virgilij Ma | ronis Bucolica Georgica et ęneidos Li | bri duodecim.'; A1v blank; A2r: ‘Bucolica Virgilij Maro | nis Interlocutores Melibeus et Tytirus amici. | Egloga prima. Melibeus | [ ]Itire tu patule recubans ſub tegmine fagi | . . .'; B1r: ‘Heu heu quā pingni(!) macer eſt mihi taurus in aruo | . . .'; C8v, l. 4: ‘Virgilij Maronis carmen Buco | licum finit feliciter.'; aa1r, title: ‘Publij Virgilij Ma | ronis Libri Georgicorum.'; aa1v blank; aa2r: ‘Hec ſunt carmina ouidij | [ ]Vid faciat letas ſegetes: quo ſydere ſeruet | . . .'; hh7v, l. 7: ‘Publij Virgilij Maronis Georgicorum | Libri quarti finis.'; hh8 blank; a1r, title: ‘Publij Virgilij Ma- | ronis Eneidos Libri duodecim'; a1v: ‘Que cōtineant duodecim Eneidos libri | [ ]Rimus habet libycam veniant vt troes in vrbē | . . .'; M9v, l. 7, colophon: ‘Publii Virgilii maronis | Eneis opus inſigne finit: Impreſſum Heydelberge | per Henricū Knoblotzer. Anno gratie. M.cccc.xcv.'; M10 blank.


ISTC: iv00165300

Hain: C 6035;

Proctor: Pr 3144;

Others: BSB‑Ink V‑132; Copinger, ‘Incunabula Virgiliana', 41; Davies–Goldfinch 39; Mambelli 78; Pellechet MS. 11622; Sheppard 2199-200.

LCN: 14693457


Copy number: V-085(1)

Binding: Contemporary German half pigskin blind-tooled over boards, later covered with sheep dyed red. Catch and clasp lost. On both covers triple fillets form a rectangular panel containing three different stamps: a lozenge-shaped stamp containing a flowering plant, a round rosette stamp, and a fleuron. Sewn on three bands. On the spine in each panel two fleurons, badly worn. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 215 × 149 × 75 mm.

Size of leaf: 202 × 140 mm.

Frequent interlinear and marginal notes in Latin and German in several sixteenth-century German hands, supplying scribbles, identifying characters in the poems, brackets, synonyms, pointing hands, references to verses from other Vergilian poems, and comments on the text. On hh8r one of these hands supplies four epigrams. (1) ‘Meiere profuerit quoties vesica laborat | Fece grauis venter ne prohibendus erit'; 2 elegiac distichs. (2) ‘Occurrit nuper uisa est mihi digna relatu | Pompa senem potum pota trahebat anus'; 2 elegiac distichs (Ov. Fast. 1.541-4). (3) ‘Clara dies genti bona tempora denutat anni | Cum fuerint uenti designant proelia genti'; 4 hexameters. (4) ‘Cum moritur dives concurrunt undique ciues | Cum moritur pauper uix unus uenit et alter'; 2 hexameters. On the same page a later hand has added elegiac lines: (1) continued epigram no. 4(?) with ‘quae venit immerito poena dolenda venit . . . Nescio quid sit amor nec amo nec amor nec amaui | Vrit mature quod uult urtica manere | Munditie placeant fuscentur corpora fusco | Hic liquidus fons est qui fluit amne sacro' (the penultimate line is Ov. Ars. 1.513, with last word changed). On hh8v ‘O quotiens homines peccant sua fulmina mittat | Iupiter exiguo tempore inermis erit' (Ov. Trist. 2. 1. 34-5). ‘Tres natura tibi somni tum quatuor horas | Deputat a somnis euigilare decet'. ‘Est modus in rebus sunt certi denique fines. Quis ultra citra nequit consistere rectum' (Hor. S. 1. 1. 105). ‘Temnuntur propriis miracula semper in oris Et sine honore manent patria sub sede prophetae'. On recto of rear endleaf: ‘Tiranni sic volo sic iubeo sic pro ratione uoluntas. Regula Bursalis sit iuncto tempore talis | prandia tecum si uis comedere mecum Hospitii lex est hospes, comina ne pocula fundat . . .’

Thin capital strokes supplied in red.

Provenance: Johannes Oppenheym (fl. c.1500); name on the front pastedown: ‘Johannes oppenheym'. Second fifteenth-century inscription (obliterated) on the front pastedown. Georgius Linden (sixteenth century); inscription on recto of front endleaf: ‘Georgius Linden Scolae hausen'. Philippus Gottfridus Rausher (fl. 1580); inscription: ‘Philippus Gottfridus Rausher[us] verus dominus Anno 1580'. Cristianus Ernsthausen (fl. 1591); on same leaf: ‘Cristianus Ernsthausen bin ich genant, zu Riderich is mein faderlandt 1591'. Purchased for £4. 4. 0; see Books Purchased (1826), 17.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 5.43.

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