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Bod-Inc: V-111

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.


ISTC: iv00202000

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.

LCN: 14694939


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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