Vergilius Maro, Publius
Bucolica (with commentary).
Analysis of Content
a1r [Title-page.] ‘Bucolica P Virgilii Maronis cum commento familiarissimo'.
a1v ‘Vita Maronis'. Incipit: ‘Sicut dicit Servius super Enaeidem . . .’
a2r [Vergilius Maro, Publius: Bucolica.] Verg. Ecl. On the transmission of Bucolica and Georgica see V‑072. The text alternates with the commentary.
a2r ‘Commentum familiarissimum'. Incipit: ‘Construe sic: “O Tityre”, id est Virgili . . .’ epl: ‘caetera uideantur super textum’ Campbell and Polain wrongly identified the commentary as that of Hermannus Torrentinus. For the title see colophon.
Imprint: Deventer: Jacobus de Breda, 31 Oct. 1492. 4°.
Collation: a–g6 h4.
Hain: C 6125;
Proctor: Pr 9058;
Others: Campbell–Kronenberg 1737; CIBN V‑148; Copinger, ‘Incunabula Virgiliana', 130; Davies–Goldfinch 126; HPT II 413; ILC 2157; Mambelli 669; Polain 3967; Sheppard 6971.
Copy number: V-112(1)
Leaf a1r, l. 1: ‘ . . . virgilii . . .'; leaf a1v, l. 2: ‘ . . . Enȩidē . . .'; leaf b1r, l. 2: ‘illum puerum . . .'; leaf h3v, l. 36 ‘ . . . Cȩtera . . .'; not as Polain.
Binding: Seventeenth/eighteenth-century German calf parchment, laced case over boards. Stuck-on endbands. Manuscript title in capitals on spine. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Sprinkled red-edged leaves.
Size: 200 × 141 × 17 mm.
Size of leaf: 196 × 132 mm.
Pencilled numbers ‘9018' on the front pastedown and ‘149' on rear pastedown.
On a2r a north European six-line initial ‘T' is supplied in interlocked blue and red; the space within the body of the letter filled with gold with a geometrical design in blue. Elsewhere initials are supplied in red; some capital strokes in red.
Provenance: Purchased from Thomas Thorpe, Catalogue (1830), no. 9018 for £1. 1. 0: see Library Bills (1829-32), no. 156, and Books Purchased (1830), 24.
SHELFMARK: Auct. O inf. 1.9.
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