Vergilius Maro, Publius
Analysis of Content
[a2r] Vergilius Maro, Publius: Bucolica. Verg. Ecl. On the transmission see V‑072.
Imprint: [Cologne: Ulrich Zell, c.1467-70]. 4°, in half-sheets.
Remarks: As dated by CIBN; Sheppard dates [c.1468].
Collation: [a8 b c6].
Remarks: Collation as Polain, not BMC, although with gathering [b] in its normal position.
Hain: C 6106;
Goff: Goff V‑202;
BMC: BMC I 182;
Proctor: Pr 850;
Others: CIBN V‑144; Copinger, ‘Incunabula Virgiliana', 112; Mambelli 663; Oates 340; Polain 3966; Sheppard 619; Voulliéme, Köln, 1204.
Copy number: V-111(1)
Wanting the blank leaves [a1] and [c6].
Binding: Nineteenth-century English gold-tooled blue morocco with doublures; gilt-edged leaves; grey paper pastedowns; parchment and paper endleaves; green silk bookmark.
Size: 214 × 146 × 10 mm.
Size of leaf: 210 × 142 mm.
On [a2r] a contemporary German four-line initial ‘S', later corrected to ‘T'. Elsewhere initials and capital strokes are supplied in red.
Provenance: Sir Mark Masterman Sykes (1771-1823); purchased by 1806; armorial book-plate; sale (1824), part III, lot 828; bibliographical note ‘MMS 1806'. Purchased by Heber for £23. 0. 0, according to the price in red ink in Heber's sale catalogue. Richard Heber (1773-1833); see Catalogue, 6 (1835), lot 3858; paper label on the front cover; purchased at his sale for £14; see Books Purchased (1835), 28.
SHELFMARK: Auct. O inf. 1.19.
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