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Bod-Inc: V-149

Vitruvius Pollio

De architectura (ed. Johannes Sulpitius Verulanus).


Analysis of Content

[*1v] Sulpitius [Verulanus], Johannes: [Letter addressed to] the reader. Incipit: ‘Cum diuinum opus Victruuii non modo studiosis . . .’ On this edition see Lucia A. Ciapponi, ‘Fra Giocondo da Verona and his Edition of Vitruvius', Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, 47 (1984), 72-90, at 72-3.

[*2r] ‘Index'.

[*3v] Sulpitius [Verulanus], Johannes: [Letter addressed to] Raphael Riarius. Incipit: ‘[Q]uicqnid(!) curae studii vigiliarum et opere . . .’

[a1r] Vitruvius Pollio: De architectura. Dedicated to Emperor Augustus. Edited by Johannes Sulpitius Verulanus, as stated in his letters. Vitr. See Lucia A. Ciapponi, ‘Vitruvius', in CTC III 399-403. In this edition the author's name is given as L[ucius].

[a1v] Vitruvius Pollio: De architectura. Vitr.

[n7v] Sulpitius [Verulanus], Johannes: [Verse addressed to] the reader. Incipit: ‘Lector habes tandem veneranda volumina docti | Victruuii quorum copia rara fuit'; 3 elegiac distichs.

[n8r] [Sulpitius Verulanus, Johannes: Emendations.] Incipit: ‘Praetermissis paucis in quibus aut deest . . .’


Imprint: [Rome: Eucharius Silber, between 1486 and 16 Aug. 1487]. Folio.

Remarks: On the dating see Paulys Realencyclopädie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft, IX A, 1 (1961), at col. 481-3 for the terminus post quem (CIBN); the copy at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, was purchased at Rome on 16 Aug. 1487 (see BMC and Rhodes). Pr and Copinger assign to [Georgius Herolt].


Collation: [*4 a–c8 d–f6 g8 h6 i–l8 m6 n8].

Illustrations: Woodcut diagram.


ISTC: iv00306000

Hain: CR 6268;

Goff: Goff V‑306;

BMC: BMC IV 124;

Proctor: Pr 3951;

Others: BSB‑Ink V‑270; CIBN V‑254; Hillard 2081; Rhodes 1835; Sander 7691 = 7692; Sheppard 3098.

LCN: 14766386


Copy number: V-149(1)

Bound with F‑108; see there for details of binding and provenance.

Size of leaf: 270 × 184 mm.

An early note mentioning Philelphus on [*1r] has been hidden by pasting this leaf to a preceding endleaf. A few other early marginal notes erased or washed out.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 5.27(1).

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