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Bod-Inc: V-108

Vergilius Maro, Publius

Bucolica et Georgica.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.] ‘Virgilii Maronis poete Buccolica et georgica'.

a2r Vergilius Maro, Publius: Bucolica. ‘Interlocutores Melibeus et Tytirus amici Aegloga prima'. Verg. Ecl. On the transmission of Bucolica and Georgica see V‑072.

d4r Ovidius [Naso, Publius pseudo-: Argumentum in verse]. ‘Carmina'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uid faciat laetas segetes quo sydere seruet | Agricola ut facile terram proscindat aratris'; 4 hexameters. see V‑072. An ‘argumentum' precedes each Georgic. On g3r and k2v the summary (for books II and III) is entitled ‘Tetrastichon'.

d4r Vergilius Maro, Publius: Georgica [addressed to Gaius] Maecenas. Verg. G.


Imprint: [Strasbourg: Johann Prüss, c.1499?]. 4°.


Collation: a8 b–q4.

Types: Types: 210 G, title; 146 G, headlines with capitals of 156 G; 65 R, text. Capital spaces with guide letters.

Leaves: 68 leaves.

Line number: 24 lines, leaded (a3r).

Type area: Type area: 137 ×86 mm (a3r).

Remarks: Leaf a1r: ‘Virgilii Maronis poe | te Buccolica et geo[r]gica'; a2r, l. 1: ‘Buccolica Virgilii Maro// | nis. Interlocutores.Melibeus et Tytirus amici | ..'; l. 4: ‘t Itire tu patule recubās ſub tegmīe fagi Me | Silueſtrem . . .'; d4r, l. 1: ‘Virgilii Maronis carmen | Buccolicum finit. || Publij Virgilij Maronis | Libri Georgicorum Incipiunt || hec ſunt carmina Ouidij | q Vid faciat letas ſegetes? quo ſydere terrā | Vertere mecenas: . . .’


ISTC: iv00219000

Hain: C 6086;

Goff: Goff V‑219;

Proctor: not in Pr;

Others: BSB‑Ink V‑99; Copinger, ‘Incunabula Virgiliana', 93; Davies–Goldfinch 99; GfT 1544; Mambelli 591; Sheppard 439.

LCN: 14695597


Copy number: V-108(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century quarter parchment with orange-brown paper boards. Fragments of leaves removed from the binding in 1885; see T‑132(2).

Size: 207 × 148 × 17 mm.

Size of leaf: 202 × 138 mm.

Copious marginal and interlinear annotations in a contemporary German hand to Ecl. 1 and G. 1, mainly supplying synonyms and definitions, and on a1v a Vita headed ‘mores Virgilii', incipit: ‘Virgilius fuit filius Maronis natus . . .'; ending with a distich: ‘Cedite rhomani scriptores cedite grai | Nescio quid maius nascitur iliade' (Prop. 3. 32. 65), Baehrens IV 158; see Schaller 2059. On the same page a note: ‘Interea ergo Virgilii scribentis Bucolica et sub iocundis(?) uerbis . . .' On the front pastedown a bookseller's pencilled number ‘3982/3838'.

Provenance: Würzburg, Bavaria, Augustinian Hermits, S. Georgius(?); suggested provenance on the basis of the evidence of the extracted rubricated fragments; see T‑132(2) and M‑299. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 3675; paper label at the tail of the spine; purchased for £0. 6. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 29.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O inf. 1.47

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