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Bod-Inc: V-116

Vergilius Maro, Publius

Georgica (comm. Hermannus Torrentinus).


Analysis of Content

A1r [Title-page.]

A1v [Summary of Georgica.] Incipit: ‘[G]eorgica uocantur hi libri quattuor Virgilii, quasi ad agriculturam pertinentes . . .’

A1v [Ovidius Naso, Publius pseudo-: Argumentum in verse.] Incipit: ‘Quid faciat laetas segetes quo sidera seruet | Agricola ut facilem terram proscindat aratris'; 4 hexameters. See V‑072. An ‘argumentum' precedes each Georgic.

A2r Vergilius Maro, Publius: Georgica [addressed to Gaius] Maecenas. Verg. G. On the transmission see V‑072.

A2r Torrentinus, Hermannus: Commentary on Georgica. Incipit: ‘Omne carmen heroicum tria habet scilicet . . .', expl: fideliter auras Commentary alternates with the text.

O1r ‘Index uocum litterarum serie paginarumque numeris annotatus'.

O4r [Colophon.]


Imprint: Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, [1499]. 4°.

Remarks: Colophon on O4r reads ‘Anno | . . . proximo ante iubileū centenariū | . . .’


Collation: A8-1 B4 C–O8.4.

Illustrations: Woodcut on O4v: see Schreiber.


ISTC: iv00230000

Hain: C 6150 = 6099?;

Goff: Goff V‑230;

Proctor: Pr 1362;

Others: Copinger, ‘Incunabula Virgiliana', 154; Davies–Goldfinch 170; Mambelli 593 = 627; Sack, Freiburg, 3648; Schreiber V 5422; Sheppard 1046; Voulliéme, Köln, 1207.

LCN: 14694895


Copy number: V-116(1)

Wanting leaves A5, G2–7.

Binding: Nineteenth-century marbled paper boards; bound for Kloß.

Size: 204 × 146 × 16 mm.

Size of leaf: 195 × 135 mm.

Provenance: Dominus Michael Schefell (sixteenth century); partly erased inscription in red ink on A1r: ‘Dominus Michaell Scheffell'. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 3681; paper label on the upper cover; purchased for £0. 4. 6; see Books Purchased (1835), 28.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O inf. 1.46.

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